8 days in Lapland Itinerary

8 days in Lapland Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Tel Aviv
Fly + Bus:  11 h 30 min
1
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
2
Saariselka
— 1 night
Bus + Fly:  3 h
3
Levi
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  14 h 15 min
End: Tel Aviv

2
nights
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Thu): identify plant and animal life at Napapiirin Porofarmi, then take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, then see Santa Claus Office, and finally don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village. On the 18th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get in on the family fun at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus and then see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour.

To see reviews, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi road trip website.

Tel Aviv, Israel to Rovaniemi is an approximately 11.5- hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of flight, bus, and train; or do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from Tel Aviv in October, things will get much colder in Rovaniemi: highs are around 3°C and lows about -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) so you can drive to Saariselka.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Wildlife Theme Parks Tours
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Safaris
SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus ©
SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus
Santa Claus Office ©
Santa Claus Office

1
night
Saariselka

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.
On the 19th (Sat), fly down the slopes at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort and then hit the slopes at Urho Kekkonen National Park.

To find more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Saariselka day trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Rovaniemi to Saariselka takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October in Saariselka, expect temperatures between 3°C during the day and -2°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Winter Sports Outdoors Parks
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Urho Kekkonen National Park ©
Urho Kekkonen National Park
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort ©
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort

4
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.
When in Levi, make a side trip to see Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park in Muonio, approximately Muonio away. The adventure continues: grab your bike and head to Levi Ski Resort, make a trip to Giewont Husky Adventures, look for all kinds of wild species at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Yllas Ski Resort.

To find photos, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Levi online tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Saariselka to Levi takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Levi are 3°C, while nighttime lows are -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Levi

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trips

Giewont Husky Adventures, 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

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