8 days in Lapland Itinerary

8 days in Lapland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Lapland sightseeing planner

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Make it your trip
Fly
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Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Drive
2
Saariselka
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Levi
— 3 nights
Drive to Kittilä Airport, Fly to Alicante

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Rovaniemi

— 2 nights

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sat): see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour and then look for gifts at LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier. On the next day, take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, then make a trip to Santa Claus Village, and then see Santa Claus Office.

To see photos, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read Rovaniemi attractions planner.

Alicante, Spain to Rovaniemi is an approximately 12-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from Alicante in February: high temperatures in Rovaniemi hover around -6°C and lows are around -11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) early enough to drive to Saariselka.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Tours · Wildlife · Outdoors · Shopping
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Saariselka

— 2 nights
Outdoor pursuits--ranging from cross-country skiing and snowmobiling to reindeer safaris and chasing Northern Lights--draw the largest number of tourists to Saariselka.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Mon): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Urho Kekkonen National Park. Keep things going the next day: fly down the slopes at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort and then surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

For reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Saariselka online trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Rovaniemi to Saariselka takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Rovaniemi in February since evenings lows in Saariselka dip to -15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Levi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors · Winter Sports · Parks · Nature
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Levi

— 3 nights
Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
Step out of Levi to go to Kittila and see Lapland Hotels SnowVillage, which is approximately 46 minutes away. Spend the 2nd (Wed) on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort. And it doesn't end there: bet on your favorite at Icekarting Levi, get a dose of the wild on Lapland Safaris Levi, and look for gifts at Elan Ski Shop & Rental.

To see reviews, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Levi trip builder tool.

Getting from Saariselka to Levi by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 0°C in March, and nighttime lows around -10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors · Tours · Winter Sports · Adventure

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Lapland travel guide

3.9
Landmarks · Nightlife · Safaris
The wild expanses of Lapland promise spectacular scenery, adventure, and rich cultural experiences. As the country's northernmost region, it sits well above the Arctic Circle. Despite also being the largest region, in Lapland just 3.4 percent of the Finnish population calls this great stretch of land home, leaving plenty of room for pristine lakes, dense forest, and seven unspoiled national parks. An abundance of well-marked trails await hikers of all levels, while more remote and rugged adventures beckon experienced explorers. Music is of particular importance in these parts, so try to catch a concert or dance performance during your stay.