8 days in Lapland Itinerary

8 days in Lapland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Lapland trip maker

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Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
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Levi
— 4 nights
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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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus and Santa Claus Village. Go for a jaunt from Rovaniemi to Ranua to see Ranua Zoo about 1 hour away. There's much more to do: take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, admire the sheer force of Auttikongas, get in on the family fun at Moomin Snowcastle, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Rovaniemi Church.

To find maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Rovaniemi trip itinerary planning app.

London, UK to Rovaniemi is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from London to Rovaniemi due to the time zone difference. Traveling from London in December, expect Rovaniemi to be cooler, temps between -6°C and -13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can drive to Levi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks · Museums · Theme Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

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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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Kids' Land and Levi Ski Resort. Explore Levi's surroundings by going to Lapland Hotels SnowVillage (in Kittila) and Safartica Yllas (in Yllasjarvi). There's still lots to do: bet on your favorite at Icekarting Levi, get in on the family fun at Levi Huskypark, look for gifts at Elan Ski Shop & Rental, and don't miss a visit to Giewont Husky Adventures.

For more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Levi tour itinerary planner.

Drive from Rovaniemi to Levi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to -6°C, and evening lows to -15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Winter Sports

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 8 — 12:

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.