8 days in Lapland Itinerary

8 days in Lapland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Lapland sightseeing planner

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Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Drive
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Levi
— 3 nights
Drive
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Saariselka
— 2 nights
Drive to Ivalo Airport, Fly to Portland

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Rovaniemi

— 1 night

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Mon): don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Tue): see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour and then get engrossed in the history at Arktikum.

For where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi day trip planning website.

Portland, USA to Rovaniemi is an approximately 22.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or fly. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 7 hours traveling from Portland to Rovaniemi. While traveling from Portland, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Rovaniemi, ranging from highs of 22°F to lows of 14°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to drive to Levi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors · Museums
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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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Levi: Lapland Hotels SnowVillage (in Kittila) and Seven Fells Up (in Akaslompolo). Spend the 9th (Wed) on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort. There's more to do: join the crowd at Icekarting Levi and see exotic creatures in open habitats at Lapland Safaris Levi.

To see ratings, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Levi sightseeing planning website.

You can drive from Rovaniemi to Levi in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 24°F in February, and nighttime lows around 13°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Saariselka.

Things to do in Levi

Tours · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Parks

Side Trips

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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 12th (Sat): hit the slopes at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort and then get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

To see reviews, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Saariselka trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Levi to Saariselka takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In February, daytime highs in Saariselka are 22°F, while nighttime lows are 9°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors · Winter Sports · Parks · Wildlife
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Lapland travel guide

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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.