8 days in Lapland Itinerary

8 days in Lapland Itinerary

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Fly
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Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Drive
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Levi
— 4 nights
Drive to Kittilä Airport, Fly to Toronto

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Rovaniemi

— 2 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 appreciate attractions like Santa Claus Village and Arktikum. Step out of Rovaniemi to go to Ranua and see Ranua Zoo, which is approximately 1 hour away. The adventure continues: see Santa Claus Office, tour the pleasant surroundings at Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy, admire all the interesting features of Napapiirin Porofarmi, and pause for some serene contemplation at Rovaniemi Church.

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Toronto, Canada to Rovaniemi is an approximately 16-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET), which is usually a 7 hour difference. In December, Rovaniemi is a bit cooler than Toronto - with highs of -6°C and lows of -13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can drive to Levi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks · Museums · Wildlife · 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.
Kids will enjoy Levi Ski Resort and Elan Ski Shop & Rental. Step out of Levi to go to Kittila and see Lapland Hotels SnowVillage, which is approximately 46 minutes away. There's lots more to do: get your game on at Kids' Land, browse the exhibits of LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery, bet on your favorite at Icekarting Levi, and visit Inghams Mini Husky Experience.

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Getting from Rovaniemi to Levi by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Expect a daytime high around -6°C in December, and nighttime lows around -15°C. You will leave for home on the 12th (Sun).

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.