8 days in Lapland Itinerary

8 days in Lapland Itinerary

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8 days in Lapland Itinerary

Start: New York City
Fly:  20​h 30​min
1
Levi
— 2 nights
2
Saariselka
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Salla
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  16​h 15​min
End: New York City

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.
Family-friendly places like Kid's Land and Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm will thrill your kids. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park and Yllas Ski Resort. On the 22nd (Sun), ski the day away in the pristine settings at Levi Ski Resort.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Levi tour itinerary planner .

New York City, USA to Levi is an approximately 20.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 7 hours traveling from New York City to Levi. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from New York City in December: high temperatures in Levi hover around 22°F and lows are around 8°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Saariselka.

Things to do in Levi

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trips

Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park, Yllas Ski Resort
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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 ©
Start off your visit on the 25th (Wed): gear up at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Saariselka trip planner .

Do a combination of bus and flight from Levi to Saariselka in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Saariselka can reach 21°F, while at night they dip to 6°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can travel to Salla.

Things to do in Saariselka

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

1
night
Salla

Salla ©
Salla is a municipality of Finland, located in Lapland. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Thu): hit the slopes at Salla Ski Resort, learn about all things military at Salla Museum of War & Reconstruction, and then steep yourself in history at Paikanselan Taistelualue.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Salla trip planning tool .

You can drive from Saariselka to Salla in 3.5 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Salla can reach 20°F, while at night they dip to 7°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Salla

Outdoors Winter Sports Parks
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Salla Ski Resort ©
Salla Ski Resort

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 27th (Fri): catch some excitement at Feelapland, then take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Rovaniemi Church. Keep things going the next day: find something for the whole family at Santa Claus Village and then see Santa Claus Office.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read our Rovaniemi trip planner.

Getting from Salla to Rovaniemi by car takes about 2 hours. In December, daytime highs in Rovaniemi are 22°F, while nighttime lows are 11°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Fun & Games Trails Outdoors
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Arktikum ©
Arktikum
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Santa Claus Office ©
Santa Claus Office

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