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
— 1 night
Drive
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Kilpisjarvi
— 1 night
Drive
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Saariselka
— 2 nights
Drive
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Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
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Levi

— 1 night
Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): relax and rejuvenate at KuruYoga Levi. On the 3rd (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: kick your exploration up a notch at Levi Ski Resort.

To find traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Levi planner.

Copenhagen, Denmark to Levi is an approximately 9.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Copenhagen to Levi. While traveling from Copenhagen, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Levi, ranging from highs of 22°C to lows of 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) to allow time to travel to Kilpisjarvi.

Things to do in Levi

Winter Sports · Trails · Parks · Outdoors
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Kilpisjarvi

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sun): make a trip to Saana.

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Getting from Levi to Kilpisjarvi by car takes about 3.5 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Levi to Kilpisjarvi. Traveling from Levi in July, expect nights in Kilpisjarvi to be about the same, around 11°C, while days are little chillier, around 18°C. On the 4th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Saariselka.
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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 5th (Mon): surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, then see the interesting displays at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center, and then trek along Juutua Nature Trail. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at Gold Prospector Museum and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Urho Kekkonen National Park.

For photos, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Saariselka travel planner.

Traveling by car from Kilpisjarvi to Saariselka takes 6.5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Kilpisjarvi to Saariselka is 1 hour. In July in Saariselka, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors · Trails · Parks · Winter Sports

Side Trips

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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.
When in Rovaniemi, make a side trip to see Ranua Zoo in Ranua, approximately Ranua away. There's still lots to do: get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, see the interesting displays at Christmas House Santa, don't miss a visit to Lordi's Square, and Head underground at Syvasenvaara Fell.

For other places to visit, photos, ratings, and tourist information, use the Rovaniemi trip itinerary maker website.

Traveling by car from Saariselka to Rovaniemi takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Rovaniemi are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums · Parks · Nature · Zoos & Aquariums

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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.