8 days in Lapland Itinerary

8 days in Lapland Itinerary

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8 days in Lapland Itinerary

Start: Philadelphia
Fly + Drive:  20​h 15​min
1
Levi
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
2
Salla
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Fly + train:  16​h 15​min
End: Philadelphia

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.
Escape the urban bustle at Safaris and Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm. Explore hidden gems such as Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park and Yllas Ski Resort. On the 29th (Sun), ski the day away in the pristine settings at Levi Ski Resort. And it doesn't end there: get your game on at Kid's Land, admire all the interesting features of Ice Karting Levi, and don't miss a visit to LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery.

For photos, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Levi trip planner.

Philadelphia, USA to Levi is an approximately 20.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 7 hours traveling from Philadelphia to Levi. In December, Levi is cooler than Philadelphia - with highs of 22°F and lows of 8°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) to allow time to travel to Salla.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors Parks 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
Salla

Salla ©
Salla is a municipality of Finland, located in Lapland. Start off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): fly down the slopes at Salla Ski Resort, then learn about all things military at Salla Museum of War & Reconstruction, and then contemplate the long history of Paikanselan Taistelualue.

To find photos, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Salla vacation planning tool .

Getting from Levi to Salla by car takes about 3.5 hours. In January, plan for daily highs up to 15°F, and evening lows to 2°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Salla

Winter Sports Outdoors Parks
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Salla Ski Resort ©
Salla Ski Resort
Salla Museum of War & Reconstruction ©

2
nights
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): take an exotic tour of a safari tour, then stroll the grounds of German Soldier s Cemetery, and then find something for the whole family at Santa Claus Village. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see Santa Claus Office, then take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, and then look for gifts at Your Piece Of Finland.

For where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Rovaniemi trip planner .

Drive from Salla to Rovaniemi in 2 hours. In January, daytime highs in Rovaniemi are 16°F, while nighttime lows are 6°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Wildlife Tours Outdoors
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Safaris
German Soldier s Cemetery ©
German Soldier s Cemetery
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village

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