8 days in Lapland Itinerary

8 days in Lapland Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: San Diego
Fly:  25 h
1
Saariselka
— 1 day
Bus + Fly:  3 h
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 ©
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 29th (Mon), examine the collection at Gold Prospector Museum, look for gifts at Hippupuoti Gift Shop, then hit the slopes at Urho Kekkonen National Park, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel.

To see more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Saariselka trip builder tool.

San Diego, USA to Saariselka is an approximately 25- hour flight. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time, which is usually a 10 hour difference. In July, Saariselka is little chillier than San Diego - with highs of 64°F and lows of 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) so you can travel to Levi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trips

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

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.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Tue): relax in the rural setting at Ounaskievari Reindeer Farm, hit the slopes at Kids' Land, then gear up at Elan Ski Shop & Rental, and finally take a stroll through Ounasjoki - River for activities.

Before you visit Levi, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Saariselka to Levi takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 66°F in July, and nighttime lows around 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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Santa's House of Snowmobiles and German Soldier s Cemetery. Attractions like SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus and Pilke Science Centre make great kid-friendly stops. Step out of Rovaniemi with an excursion to Kopara Reindeer Park in Luosto--about 1h 35 min away. Next up on the itinerary: get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, see Santa Claus Office, revel in the low prices at Marttiini Store Old Factory, and identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas.

To see ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Levi to Rovaniemi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Rovaniemi can reach 67°F, while at night they dip to 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Wildlife Outdoors Tours

Side Trip

Kopara Reindeer Park
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Arktikum ©
Arktikum
Safaris
SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus ©
SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus

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