8 days in Lapland Itinerary

8 days in Lapland Itinerary

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Bus to Milan Malpensa, Fly to Rovaniemi
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Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Drive
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Saariselka
— 3 nights
Fly
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Levi
— 2 nights
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Drive to Kittilä Airport, Fly to Zürich Airport, Drive to Lugano

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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 14th (Sun): take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, then make a trip to Lordi's Square, and finally get a taste of local nightlife at Feel Vegas - Club Rovaniemi. On your second day here, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Office, and then don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village.

For where to stay, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read Rovaniemi sightseeing planner.

Lugano, Switzerland to Rovaniemi is an approximately 10.5-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Lugano to Rovaniemi is 1 hour. Expect cooler weather when traveling from Lugano in February: highs in Rovaniemi hover around -6°C, while lows dip to -11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Saariselka.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Museums
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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.
Get in touch with nature at Nature & Wildlife Tours and Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort. Go for a jaunt from Saariselka to Inari to see Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center about 58 minutes away. There's much more to do: hit the slopes at Urho Kekkonen National Park, look for gifts at Hippupuoti Gift Shop, get in on the family fun at Angry Birds Activity Park, and pause for some serene contemplation at Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel.

To see ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Saariselka journey builder site.

Traveling by car from Rovaniemi to Saariselka takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect slightly colder evenings in Saariselka when traveling from Rovaniemi in February, with lows around -15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors · Winter Sports · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Fri): explore the landscape on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort.

For reviews, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Levi planning site.

Traveling by flight from Saariselka to Levi takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around -5°C in February, and nighttime lows around -12°C. You will have some time to spend on the 20th (Sat) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Levi

Parks · Winter Sports · Outdoors · Adventure
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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.