8 days in Lapland Itinerary

8 days in Lapland Itinerary

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8 days in Lapland Itinerary

Start: Zurich
Fly:  14​h 45​min
1
Saariselka
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h
2
Levi
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Fly:  7​h 45​min
End: Zurich

1
night
Saariselka

Saariselka ©
Start off your visit on the 10th (Sun): hit the slopes at Urho Kekkonen National Park, then look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, and then have fun at Action Park.

To find reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Saariselka planner .

Zurich, Switzerland to Saariselka is an approximately 15-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone changes from Central European Time (CET) to Eastern European Time (EET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from Zurich in February: high temperatures in Saariselka hover around -6°C and lows are around -15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) early enough to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Urho Kekkonen National Park ©
Urho Kekkonen National Park

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.
Get outdoors at Safaris and Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Yllas Ski Resort and Ice Karting Levi. Change things up with a short trip to Keimioniemi Fishing Cabins in Muonio (about 46 minutes away). On the 14th (Thu), ski the day away in the pristine settings at Levi Ski Resort. There's still lots to do: have some family-friendly fun at Kid's Land, make a trip to Giewont Husky Adventures, and experience rural life at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm.

For reviews, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Levi itinerary website .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Saariselka to Levi takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In February in Levi, expect temperatures between -5°C during the day and -12°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) so you can catcht the bus to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports

Side Trips

Muonio, Giewont Husky Adventures, 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

2
nights
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 15th (Fri), fly down the slopes at Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy, take an exotic tour of a safari tour, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Rovaniemi Church. Keep things going the next day: get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Office, and then find something for the whole family at Santa Claus Village.

For other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi trip planning site .

Traveling by bus from Levi to Rovaniemi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In February, daily temperatures in Rovaniemi can reach -6°C, while at night they dip to -11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

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Safaris
Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy ©
Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village

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