8 days in Lapland Itinerary

8 days in Lapland Itinerary

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Fly to Kittilä Airport, Drive to Levi
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Levi
— 2 nights
Fly
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Saariselka
— 2 nights
Drive
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Kemi
— 1 night
Drive
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Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Fly

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Levi

Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Sun): explore the landscape on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort. Here are some ideas for day two: stop by Elan Ski Shop & Rental, then identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, then bet on your favorite at Icekarting Levi, and finally get your game on at Kids' Land.

To find reviews, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Levi trip itinerary builder.

Bologna, Italy to Levi is an approximately 15-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Bologna to Levi due to the time zone difference. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from Bologna in January, with highs in Levi at -11°C and lows at -21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) early enough to travel to Saariselka.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors · Winter Sports · Parks · Tours
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Saariselka

Outdoor pursuits--ranging from cross-country skiing and snowmobiling to reindeer safaris and chasing Northern Lights--draw the largest number of tourists to Saariselka.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Tue): hit the slopes at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort. Keep things going the next day: look for gifts at Hippupuoti Gift Shop, then get a dose of the wild on Lapland Safaris Saariselka, then pause for some serene contemplation at Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel, and finally find something for the whole family at Angry Birds Activity Park.

For traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Saariselka trip site.

Traveling by flight from Levi to Saariselka takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around -11°C in January, and nighttime lows around -20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Kemi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors · Winter Sports · Parks · Tours

Side Trip

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Kemi

Kemi is a town and municipality of Finland. On the 14th (Thu), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Tornio Church, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kemi Church, and then step into the grandiose world of SnowCastle of Kemi.

For ratings, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Kemi day trip planner.

You can drive from Saariselka to Kemi in 5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Saariselka in January since evenings lows in Kemi dip to -16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) so you can go by car to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Kemi

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trip

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Rovaniemi

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 15th (Fri): look for gifts at LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier, see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, then see Santa Claus Office, and finally make a trip to Santa Claus Village.

For more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi itinerary planning tool.

Traveling by car from Kemi to Rovaniemi takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. January in Rovaniemi sees daily highs of -10°C and lows of -17°C at night. On the 16th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Museums
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Lapland travel guide

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Landmarks · Safaris · Nightlife
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.