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.
Kids will enjoy SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus and Pilke Science Centre. There's lots more to do: get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, examine the collection at Christmas House Santa, see Santa Claus Office, and stop by LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier.

For where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi travel route planner.

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. You'll lose 7 hours traveling from Philadelphia to Rovaniemi due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Philadelphia in December, things will get 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 Wildlife Outdoors
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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. When in Kittila, make a side trip to see Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park in Muonio, approximately Muonio away. Spend the 18th (Fri) on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort. The adventure continues: fly down the slopes at Kids' Land, make a trip to Giewont Husky Adventures, bet on your favorite at Icekarting Levi, and take in the exciting artwork at LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery.

For more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Kittila travel planning website.

Getting from Rovaniemi to Kittila by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 23°F in December, and nighttime lows around 9°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough 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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