8 days in Lapland Itinerary

8 days in Lapland Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Philadelphia
+2
Train + Fly + Bus:  16 h 15 min
1
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h
2
Kittila
— 3 nights
Fly:  20 h 45 min
End: Philadelphia

2
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
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 Pilke Science Centre. There's much more to do: get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, Head underground at Syvasenvaara Fell, don't miss a visit to Lordi's Square, and pause for some serene contemplation at Rovaniemi Church.

To find where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi trip builder website.

Philadelphia, USA to Rovaniemi is an approximately 16.5- hour combination of train, flight, and bus. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of train, flight, and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 7 hours traveling from Philadelphia to Rovaniemi. Traveling from Philadelphia in December, things will get much colder in Rovaniemi: highs are around 22°F and lows about 11°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) early enough to drive to Kittila.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums Outdoors Tours
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Arktikum ©
Arktikum
SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus ©
SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus
Pilke Science Centre ©
Pilke Science Centre

3
nights
Kittila

Kittila ©
Kittilä is a municipality of Finland and a popular holiday resort.It is located in northern Finland north of the Arctic Circle within the Lapland region. Step out of Kittila with an excursion to Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park in Muonio--about 1h 05 min away. Spend the 18th (Fri) on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort. The adventure continues: hit the slopes at Kids' Land, make a trip to Lapland Hotels SnowVillage, view the masterpieces at LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery, and bet on your favorite at Icekarting Levi.

To see traveler tips, maps, photos, and tourist information, go to the Kittila journey planner.

You can drive from Rovaniemi to Kittila in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Kittila can reach 23°F, while at night they dip to 9°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kittila

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trips

Levi, Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Lapland Hotels SnowVillage ©
Lapland Hotels SnowVillage
Icekarting Levi ©
Icekarting Levi

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