8 days in Lapland Itinerary

8 days in Lapland Itinerary

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Fly to Kittilä Airport, Drive to Levi
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Levi
— 3 nights
Fly
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Saariselka
— 2 nights
Drive
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Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Fly

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Levi

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 Safaris (in Akaslompolo). Spend the 14th (Thu) on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort. There's still lots to do: join the crowd at Icekarting Levi, look for all kinds of wild species at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm, view the masterpieces at LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery, and look for gifts at Elan Ski Shop & Rental.

For more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Levi trip maker website.

Porto, Portugal to Levi is an approximately 11-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from Western European Standard Time (WET) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET) is 2 hours. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from Porto in January, with highs in Levi at -11°C and lows at -21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can travel to Saariselka.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports · Tours

Side Trips

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Saariselka

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 16th (Sat): get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, then look for gifts at Hippupuoti Gift Shop, and then examine the collection at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center. On your second day here, hit the slopes at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel.

To find reviews, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Saariselka attractions planner.

Traveling by flight from Levi to Saariselka takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In January, daytime highs in Saariselka are -11°C, while nighttime lows are -20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) early enough to drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports · Museums

Side Trip

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Rovaniemi

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 18th (Mon): make a trip to Lordi's Square, then identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, then see Santa Claus Office, and finally don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Rovaniemi trip planner.

You can drive from Saariselka to Rovaniemi in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. January in Rovaniemi sees daily highs of -10°C and lows of -17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Museums
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Lapland travel guide

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Landmarks · Safaris · Nightlife
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.