8 days in Lapland Itinerary

8 days in Lapland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Lapland itinerary planner

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Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
Drive
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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.
Kids will enjoy SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus and Santa Claus Village. Change things up with a short trip to Ranua Zoo in Ranua (about 1 hour away). Next up on the itinerary: get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Rovaniemi Church, make a trip to Lordi's Square, and look for gifts at LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier.

For more things to do, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read Rovaniemi driving holiday planner.

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. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET), which is usually a 2 hour difference. Traveling from London in December, things will get cooler in Rovaniemi: highs are around -6°C and lows about -13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) so you can go by car to Levi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums · Theme Parks · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

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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 Elan Ski Shop & Rental. Step out of Levi with an excursion to Lapland Hotels SnowVillage in Kittila--about 46 minutes away. Spend the 23rd (Wed) on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort. Next up on the itinerary: bet on your favorite at Icekarting Levi, tour the pleasant surroundings at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm, stop by Inghams Mini Husky Experience, and make a trip to Giewont Husky Adventures.

For traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Levi trip builder tool.

Drive from Rovaniemi to Levi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. December in Levi sees daily highs of -6°C and lows of -15°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports · Adventure

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.