8 days in Lapland Itinerary

8 days in Lapland Itinerary

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Fly
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Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
Drive
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Saariselka
— 1 night
Fly
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Levi
— 3 nights
Drive to Kittilä Airport, Fly to Vilnius International Airport

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Rovaniemi

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Attractions like SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus and Santa Claus Village make great kid-friendly stops. Visiting Ranua Zoo and Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy will get you outdoors. And it doesn't end there: take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, don't miss a visit to Lordi's Square, get curious at Pilke Science Centre, and see the interesting displays at Christmas House Santa.

To find photos and more tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi trip itinerary builder.

Vilnius, Lithuania to Rovaniemi is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Traveling from Vilnius in December, expect Rovaniemi to be a bit cooler, temps between -6°C and -13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Saariselka.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks · Museums · Theme Parks · Wildlife

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 26 — 29:

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Wed): get all the equipment you need at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel.

For traveler tips, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read Saariselka travel planner.

Traveling by car from Rovaniemi to Saariselka takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Rovaniemi in December, expect a bit cooler with lows of -17°C in Saariselka. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 29 — 30:

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Levi

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. Get in touch with nature at Kids' Land and Elan Ski Shop & Rental. Take a break from Levi with a short trip to Lapland Hotels SnowVillage in Kittila, about 46 minutes away. There's more to do: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour and relax in the rural setting at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Levi holiday planner.

Getting from Saariselka to Levi by flight takes about 3.5 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 2nd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports · Tours

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 30 — Jan 2:

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.