8 days in Lapland Itinerary

8 days in Lapland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Lapland travel planner

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Fly
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Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Drive
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Levi
— 2 nights
Drive
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Saariselka
— 3 nights
Drive to Ivalo Airport, Fly to Charlotte

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Rovaniemi

— 1 night

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Sun): identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Mon): take an exotic tour of a safari tour and then make a trip to Santa Claus Village.

To see maps, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Rovaniemi trip itinerary builder website.

Charlotte, USA to Rovaniemi is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET), which is usually a 7 hour difference. Traveling from Charlotte in February, things will get much colder in Rovaniemi: highs are around 22°F and lows about 14°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) so you can drive to Levi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Tours · Wildlife · Outdoors
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Levi

— 2 nights
Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
On the 22nd (Tue), get all the equipment you need at Levi Ski Resort. Keep things going the next day: identify plant and animal life at Lapland Safaris Levi and then join the crowd at Icekarting Levi.

For reviews, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Levi trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Rovaniemi to Levi by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 24°F in February, and nighttime lows around 13°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to drive to Saariselka.

Things to do in Levi

Tours · Outdoors · Adventure · Parks
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Saariselka

— 3 nights
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 24th (Thu), gear up at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort and then get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the striking landscape of Urho Kekkonen National Park.

For where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Saariselka holiday maker.

Traveling by car from Levi to Saariselka takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. February in Saariselka sees daily highs of 22°F and lows of 9°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports · Nature
Find places to stay Feb 23 — 26:

Lapland travel guide

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Landmarks · Nightlife · Safaris
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.