8 days in Lapland Itinerary

8 days in Lapland Itinerary

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8 days in Lapland Itinerary

Start: San Diego
Fly:  25​h
1
Saariselka
— 1 day
2
Levi
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Rovaniemi
— 4 nights
Fly:  19​h 45​min
End: San Diego

1
day
Saariselka

Saariselka ©
On the 29th (Mon), see the interesting displays at Gold Prospector Museum, stop by Hippupuoti Gift Shop, then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Urho Kekkonen National Park, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel.

For ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Saariselka trip itinerary site .

San Diego, USA to Saariselka is an approximately 25-hour flight. Traveling from San Diego to Saariselka, you'll lose 10 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from San Diego in July, expect Saariselka to be slightly colder, temps between 64°F and 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) early enough to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Parks Winter Sports Outdoors

Side Trips

Gold Prospector Museum, Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel
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Urho Kekkonen National Park ©
Urho Kekkonen National Park
Gold Prospector Museum ©
Gold Prospector Museum

1
night
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 30th (Tue): explore and take pictures at Ounaskievari Reindeer Farm, get your game on at Kids' Land, then look for gifts at Elan Ski Shop & Rental, and finally wander the streets of Ounasjoki - River for activities.

For photos, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Levi online trip maker .

Getting from Saariselka to Levi by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Levi can reach 66°F, while at night they dip to 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors Shopping Parks

Side Trip

Ounaskievari Reindeer Farm
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Elan Ski Shop & Rental ©
Elan Ski Shop & Rental

4
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Kids will enjoy Pilke Science Centre and SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus. Step out of the city life by going to Kopara Reindeer Park and Safaris. There's lots more to do: identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, examine the collection at Santa's House of Snowmobiles, stroll the grounds of German Soldier s Cemetery, and get engrossed in the history at Arktikum.

To find traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read our Rovaniemi trip maker app .

Getting from Levi to Rovaniemi by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In July in Rovaniemi, expect temperatures between 67°F during the day and 52°F at night. On the 3rd (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Wildlife Tours Outdoors

Side Trip

Kopara Reindeer Park
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Arktikum ©
Arktikum
Safaris

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