8 days in Lapland Itinerary

8 days in Lapland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Lapland holiday planner

Make it your trip
— 2 nights
— 2 nights
— 3 nights
Bus to Rovaniemi, Fly to New York JFK



— 2 nights

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sun): get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, then find something for the whole family at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, and then don't miss a visit to Lordi's Square. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take an exotic tour of a safari tour, then see Santa Claus Office, and then don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village.

For photos, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Rovaniemi tour planner.

New York City, USA to Rovaniemi is an approximately 16-hour flight. Traveling from New York City to Rovaniemi, you'll lose 7 hours due to the time zone difference. While traveling from New York City, expect much colder days and a bit cooler nights in Rovaniemi, ranging from highs of 22°F to lows of 14°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Saariselka.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife
Find places to stay Feb 13 — 15:


— 2 nights
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 16th (Tue): fly down the slopes at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort. On the next day, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, find something for the whole family at Angry Birds Activity Park, and then examine the collection at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Saariselka holiday site.

You can drive from Rovaniemi to Saariselka in 3.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Rovaniemi in February since evenings lows in Saariselka dip to 9°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors · Winter Sports · Parks · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Feb 15 — 17:


— 3 nights
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 18th (Thu): explore the landscape on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort. On your second day here, bet on your favorite at Icekarting Levi, then identify plant and animal life at Lapland Safaris Levi, then get a taste of the local shopping with Elan Ski Shop & Rental, and finally make a trip to Lapland Hotels SnowVillage.

To find ratings, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Levi trip itinerary maker app.

Traveling by flight from Saariselka to Levi takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In February, daytime highs in Levi are 24°F, while nighttime lows are 13°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors · Tours · Winter Sports · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Feb 17 — 20:

Lapland travel guide

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.