8 days in Lapland Itinerary

8 days in Lapland Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Doha
Fly + Bus:  12 h 30 min
1
Rovaniemi
— 1 day
Drive:  5 h 45 min
2
Kilpisjarvi
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 45 min
3
Levi
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  14 h 15 min
End: Doha

1
day
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 23rd (Sun), make a trip to Lordi's Square, take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, then see Santa Claus Office, and finally don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village.

To find ratings, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi vacation site.

Doha, Qatar to Rovaniemi is an approximately 13.5- hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Arabian Standard Time (AST) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET) is minus 1 hour. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from Doha in December: high temperatures in Rovaniemi hover around -6°C and lows are around -13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Kilpisjarvi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums Fun & Games
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Arktikum ©
Arktikum
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Santa Claus Office ©
Santa Claus Office

2
nights
Kilpisjarvi

Kilpisjarvi ©
Adventure by Design - Private Day Tours has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 24th (Mon): get a tailor-made plan with Adventure by Design - Private Day Tours and then don't miss a visit to The Three Nations' Border Point. On the 25th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: don't miss a visit to Saana.

To see maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Kilpisjarvi trip planning app.

You can drive from Rovaniemi to Kilpisjarvi in 5.5 hours. The time zone changes from Eastern European Standard Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Rovaniemi in December; daily highs in Kilpisjarvi reach 0°C and lows reach -7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Kilpisjarvi

Tours
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Saana ©
Saana

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.
Visiting Levi Ski Resort and Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park will get you outdoors. Go for a jaunt from Levi to Kittila to see Lapland Hotels SnowVillage about 46 minutes away. The adventure continues: have fun at Kids' Land, join the crowd at Icekarting Levi, and view the masterpieces at LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery.

For photos, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read our Levi trip planner.

Getting from Kilpisjarvi to Levi by car takes about 3.5 hours. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Kilpisjarvi to Levi due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Kilpisjarvi in December, expect Levi to be a bit cooler, temps between -6°C and -15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Levi

Parks Winter Sports Outdoors

Side Trips

Lapland Hotels SnowVillage, Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park ©
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park
LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery ©
LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery

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