8 days in Lapland Itinerary

8 days in Lapland Itinerary

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Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Drive
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Levi
— 4 nights
Drive to Kittilä Airport, Fly to Atlanta

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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.
Rovaniemi is known for wildlife, museums, and fun & games. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Santa Claus Village, see Santa Claus Office, tour the pleasant surroundings at Napapiirin Porofarmi, and take an in-depth tour of Arktikum.

To find more things to do, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi travel planner.

Atlanta, USA to Rovaniemi is an approximately 18-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET), which is usually a 7 hour difference. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Atlanta in January; daily highs in Rovaniemi reach 16°F and lows reach 6°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Levi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Wildlife · Museums · Outdoors · Tours
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Levi

— 4 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 7th (Fri) on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort. There's much more to do: join the crowd at Icekarting Levi, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, and view the masterpieces at LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery.

For reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Levi road trip planning site.

Getting from Rovaniemi to Levi by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Rovaniemi in January since evenings lows in Levi dip to -1°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors · Tours · Trails · Parks

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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.