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
— 2 nights
Fly
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Saariselka
— 2 nights
Drive
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Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
Fly

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Levi

— 2 nights
Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): explore the landscape on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort, then join the crowd at Icekarting Levi, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: make a trip to Giewont Husky Adventures, don't miss a visit to Lapland Hotels SnowVillage, and then look for gifts at Elan Ski Shop & Rental.

For reviews, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Levi trip planner.

Zurich, Switzerland to Levi is an approximately 10-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Zurich to Levi is 1 hour. In July, Levi is little chillier than Zurich - with highs of 22°C and lows of 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to travel to Saariselka.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors · Parks · Adventure · Tours

Side Trip

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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.
On the 24th (Fri), get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, then find something for the whole family at Angry Birds Activity Park, and then get a taste of life in the country at Saariselka Reindeer Farm. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Sat): pause for some serene contemplation at Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel, then examine the collection at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center, then stop by Hippupuoti Gift Shop, and finally see the interesting displays at Gold Prospector Museum.

To see maps, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Saariselka online tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Levi to Saariselka takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Saariselka are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can go by car to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Museums · Tours · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 23 — 25:

Rovaniemi

— 3 nights

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Change things up with a short trip to Ranua Zoo in Ranua (about 1 hour away). There's much more to do: take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, don't miss a visit to Lordi's Square, pause for some serene contemplation at Rovaniemi Church, and find something for the whole family at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus.

For ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Saariselka to Rovaniemi in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums · Wildlife

Side Trip

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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.