8 days in Lapland Itinerary

8 days in Lapland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Lapland trip itinerary planner

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Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Drive
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Saariselka
— 2 nights
Fly
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Levi
— 3 nights
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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 SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus and Arktikum. Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Santa Claus Village, see the interesting displays at Christmas House Santa, have fun at Santa Claus Office, and fly down the slopes at Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy.

To find where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi travel route website.

London, UK to Rovaniemi is an approximately 7-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 to Eastern European Standard Time, which is usually a 2 hour difference. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from London in December: high temperatures in Rovaniemi hover around -6°C and lows are around -13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can go by car to Saariselka.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Outdoors · Theme Parks · Tours · Wildlife
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Saariselka

— 2 nights
Outdoor pursuits--ranging from cross-country skiing and snowmobiling to reindeer safaris and chasing Northern Lights--draw the largest number of tourists to Saariselka.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Fri): pause for some serene contemplation at Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel, then head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, then look for gifts at Hippupuoti Gift Shop, and finally examine the collection at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center. Keep things going the next day: hit the slopes at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort and then get in on the family fun at Angry Birds Activity Park.

To find reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Saariselka tour builder website.

Drive from Rovaniemi to Saariselka in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect little chillier evenings in Saariselka when traveling from Rovaniemi in December, with lows around -17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Levi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports · Museums

Side Trip

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Levi

— 3 nights
Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
Attractions like Levi Ski Resort and Icekarting Levi make great kid-friendly stops. When in Levi, make a side trip to see Lapland Hotels SnowVillage in Kittila, approximately Kittila away. The adventure continues: get your game on at Kids' Land.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Levi trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Getting from Saariselka to Levi by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In December in Levi, expect temperatures between -6°C during the day and -15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Levi

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Adventure

Side Trip

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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.