8 days in Lapland Itinerary

8 days in Lapland Itinerary

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Fly
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Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
Drive
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Levi
— 4 nights
Drive to Kittilä Airport, Fly to London

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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.
Attractions like SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus and Santa Claus Office make great kid-friendly stops. Change things up with a short trip to Ranua Zoo in Ranua (about 1 hour away). There's lots more to do: make a trip to Santa Claus Village, get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, find something for the whole family at Moomin Snowcastle, and engage your brain at Science Centre Pilke.

To find other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi trip planner.

London, UK to Rovaniemi is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET) is 2 hours. In December, Rovaniemi is cooler than London - with highs of -6°C and lows of -13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to go by car to Levi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks · Museums · Theme Parks · Wildlife

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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.
Kids will enjoy Kids' Land and Lapland Hotels SnowVillage. Spend the 25th (Fri) on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort. There's still lots to do: join the crowd at Icekarting Levi, make a trip to Giewont Husky Adventures, relax in the rural setting at Ounaskievari Reindeer Farm, and stop by Elan Ski Shop & Rental.

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

Getting from Rovaniemi to Levi by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around -6°C in December, and nighttime lows around -15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports · Tours

Side Trips

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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.