8 days in Lapland Itinerary

8 days in Lapland Itinerary

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8 days in Lapland Itinerary

Start: New York City
Fly:  21​h 15​min
1
Kittila
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
2
Saariselka
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  15​h 15​min
End: New York City

1
night
Kittila

Kittila ©
Kittilä is a municipality of Finland and a popular holiday resort.It is located in northern Finland north of the Arctic Circle within the Lapland region. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Thu): see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour and then admire all the interesting features of Ice Karting Levi. Keep things going the next day: glide through natural beauty at Levi Ski Resort.

To find photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Kittila trip itinerary tool .

New York City, USA to Kittila is an approximately 21.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Eastern European Time (EET) is 7 hours. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from New York City in July, with highs in Kittila at 66°F and lows at 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Saariselka.

Things to do in Kittila

Tours Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Levi
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Ice Karting Levi ©
Ice Karting Levi
Safaris

3
nights
Saariselka

Saariselka ©
Venture out of the city with trips to Inari (Lake Inari, Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church, & more). On the 30th (Mon), spend an exhilarating day on the slopes at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort.

To find photos, maps, and tourist information, go to the Saariselka route planner .

Traveling by car from Kittila to Saariselka takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Saariselka can reach 64°F, while at night they dip to 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports

Side Trip

Inari
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Urho Kekkonen National Park ©
Urho Kekkonen National Park
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort ©
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort
Lake Inari ©
Lake Inari

2
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Tue): find something for the whole family at SantaPark, see Santa Claus Office, and then find something for the whole family at Santa Claus Village. Here are some ideas for day two: take an exotic tour of a safari tour and then get engrossed in the history at Arktikum.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi tour itinerary planning app .

You can drive from Saariselka to Rovaniemi in 3.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Rovaniemi are 67°F, while nighttime lows are 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks Wildlife Museums
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Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Safaris
Santa Claus Office ©
Santa Claus Office

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