8 days in Lapland Itinerary

8 days in Lapland Itinerary

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8 days in Lapland Itinerary

Start: Dusseldorf
Fly:  8​h
1
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
2
Saariselka
— 3 nights
3
Levi
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  7​h
End: Dusseldorf

2
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Thu): have fun at Santa Claus Office, make a trip to Santa Claus Village, and then get in on the family fun at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus. On your second day here, look for gifts at LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier, then explore the fascinating underground world of Syvasenvaara Fell, then get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, and finally engage your brain at Pilke Science Centre.

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Dusseldorf, Germany to Rovaniemi is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time (CET) to Eastern European Time (EET) is 1 hour. Traveling from Dusseldorf in December, expect Rovaniemi to be colder, temps between -6°C and -13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to drive to Saariselka.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks Museums Nature
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Arktikum ©
Arktikum
Santa Claus Office ©
Santa Claus Office

3
nights
Saariselka

Saariselka ©
Explore hidden gems such as Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort and Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church. Step out of Saariselka with an excursion to Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center in Inari--about 1h 05 min away.

To see reviews, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Saariselka trip website .

Traveling by car from Rovaniemi to Saariselka takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Saariselka when traveling from Rovaniemi in December, with lows around -17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Parks Winter Sports Outdoors

Side Trip

Inari
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Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort ©
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort
Saariselka Bowling ©
Saariselka Bowling
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church

2
nights
Levi

Levi ©
Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Tue): ski along the peaceful trails at Levi Ski Resort. Here are some ideas for day two: make a trip to Giewont Husky Adventures, don't miss a visit to Snow Village, then bet on your favorite at Icekarting Levi, and finally have fun at Kids' Land.

To see other places to visit, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Levi visit planner.

Fly from Saariselka to Levi in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or 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 25th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Levi

Tours Parks Trails

Side Trip

Kittila
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Icekarting Levi ©
Icekarting Levi
Snow Village ©
Snow Village

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