8 days in Lapland Itinerary

8 days in Lapland Itinerary

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Fly to Ivalo Airport, Drive to Saariselka
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Saariselka
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Fly
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Levi
— 2 nights
Drive
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Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Fly

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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.
Saariselka is known for wildlife, winter sports, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: fly down the slopes at Urho Kekkonen National Park, gear up at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort, look for gifts at Hippupuoti Gift Shop, and get in on the family fun at Angry Birds Activity Park.

To see where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Saariselka tour itinerary builder.

Seattle, USA to Saariselka is an approximately 23.5-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time, which is usually a 10 hour difference. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Seattle in February; daily highs in Saariselka reach 22°F and lows reach 9°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports · Trails

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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 17th (Wed): explore the landscape on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort. Keep things going the next day: bet on your favorite at Icekarting Levi, see exotic creatures in open habitats at Lapland Safaris Levi, then stop by Elan Ski Shop & Rental, and finally make a trip to Lapland Hotels SnowVillage.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Levi trip maker app.

You can fly from Saariselka to Levi in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 24°F in February, and nighttime lows around 13°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Trails

Side Trip

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Fri): stop by LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier, then see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, then see Santa Claus Office, and finally don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village. On your second day here, take an in-depth tour of Arktikum and then make a trip to Lordi's Square.

To see photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Rovaniemi trip itinerary maker tool.

You can drive from Levi to Rovaniemi in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. February in Rovaniemi sees daily highs of 22°F and lows of 14°F at night. On the 20th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Museums
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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.