9 days in Lapland Itinerary

9 days in Lapland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Lapland route builder

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Fly
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Rovaniemi
— 4 nights
Drive
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Levi
— 3 nights
Drive
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Enontekio
— 1 night
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Rovaniemi

— 4 nights

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
When in Rovaniemi, make a side trip to see Ranua Zoo in Ranua, approximately Ranua away. There's much more to do: get in on the family fun at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, see the interesting displays at Christmas House Santa, experience rural life at Napapiirin Porofarmi, and see Santa Claus Office.

For more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi travel planner.

New York City, USA to Rovaniemi is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time, which is usually a 7 hour difference. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from New York City in December: high temperatures in Rovaniemi hover around 22°F and lows are around 11°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can go by car to Levi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks · Museums · Theme Parks · Wildlife

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 18 — 22:

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.
Step out of Levi with an excursion to Lapland Hotels SnowVillage in Kittila--about 46 minutes away. Spend the 23rd (Thu) on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort. There's lots more to do: have some family-friendly fun at Kids' Land, make a trip to Giewont Husky Adventures, visit Inghams Mini Husky Experience, and stop by Elan Ski Shop & Rental.

Before you visit Levi, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Traveling by car from Rovaniemi to Levi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Levi are 22°F, while nighttime lows are 8°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can travel to Enontekio.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports · Tours

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 22 — 25:

Enontekio

— 1 night
To find where to stay, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Enontekio online tour planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Levi to Enontekio. December in Enontekio sees daily highs of 20°F and lows of 5°F at night. You will leave for home on the 26th (Sun).

Things to do in Enontekio

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Dec 25 — 26:

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.