8 days in Lapland Itinerary

8 days in Lapland Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Los Angeles
Fly + Drive:  23 h 30 min
1
Levi
— 3 nights
Fly + Bus:  3 h
2
Saariselka
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 15 min
3
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Bus + Fly:  19 h
End: Los Angeles

3
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.
Change things up with a short trip to Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park in Muonio (about 58 minutes away). Spend the 25th (Tue) on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort. There's much more to do: have fun at Kids' Land, look for all kinds of wild species at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm, and stroll through Yllas Ski Resort.

For maps, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read our Levi tour planner.

Los Angeles, USA to Levi is an approximately 20.5- hour combination of flight and car. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time, which is usually a 10 hour difference. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from Los Angeles in December: high temperatures in Levi hover around 22°F and lows are around 8°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to travel to Saariselka.

Things to do in Levi

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trips

Yllas Ski Resort, Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park ©
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park
Yllas Ski Resort ©
Yllas Ski Resort

1
night
Saariselka

Saariselka ©
Outdoor pursuits--ranging from cross-country skiing and snowmobiling to reindeer safaris and chasing Northern Lights--draw the largest number of tourists to Saariselka.
On the 26th (Wed), fly down the slopes at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort.

To find ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Saariselka trip itinerary maker tool.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Levi to Saariselka in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 21°F, and evening lows to 6°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can go by car to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports
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Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort ©
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort

2
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Thu): get in on the family fun at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, see Santa Claus Office, and then don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village. On the next day, take an in-depth tour of Arktikum and then stop by LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier.

For photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Rovaniemi trip planner.

Drive from Saariselka to Rovaniemi in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December in Rovaniemi, expect temperatures between 22°F during the day and 11°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks Museums Fun & Games
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Arktikum ©
Arktikum
SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus ©
SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus
Santa Claus Office ©
Santa Claus Office

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