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
— 3 nights
Drive
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Saariselka
— 1 night
Drive
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Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
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Levi

— 3 nights
Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
Explore Levi's surroundings by going to Safartica Yllas (in Yllasjarvi) and Lapland Hotels SnowVillage (in Kittila). Spend the 29th (Wed) on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort. The adventure continues: bet on your favorite at Icekarting Levi and stop by Elan Ski Shop & Rental.

For where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Levi online trip planner.

Lisbon, Portugal to Levi is an approximately 11.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Lisbon to Levi is 2 hours. In December, Levi is much colder than Lisbon - with highs of -6°C and lows of -15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) so you can drive to Saariselka.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors · Tours · Adventure · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 28 — 31:

Saariselka

— 1 night
Outdoor pursuits--ranging from cross-country skiing and snowmobiling to reindeer safaris and chasing Northern Lights--draw the largest number of tourists to Saariselka.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Sat): look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas and then hit the slopes at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort.

For reviews, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Saariselka online journey planner.

You can drive from Levi to Saariselka in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. December in Saariselka sees daily highs of -7°C and lows of -17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) so you can drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Winter Sports
Find places to stay Dec 31 — Jan 1:

Rovaniemi

— 3 nights

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Go for a jaunt from Rovaniemi to Ranua to see Ranua Zoo about 1 hour away. There's lots more to do: get in on the family fun at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, have fun at Santa Claus Office, take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, and make a trip to Santa Claus Village.

For photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi online trip maker.

Getting from Saariselka to Rovaniemi by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Rovaniemi can reach -10°C, while at night they dip to -17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Tue) to allow time for the flight back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks · Fun & Games · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

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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.