9 days in Lapland Itinerary

9 days in Lapland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Lapland journey planner

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Fly
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Rovaniemi
— 4 nights
Drive
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Levi
— 4 nights
Drive to Kittilä Airport, Fly to Seville

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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.
Bring the kids along to SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus and Santa Claus Office. Go for a jaunt from Rovaniemi to Ranua to see Ranua Zoo about 1 hour away. The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village, hit the slopes at Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy, explore the world behind art at Korundi House of Culture, and look for gifts at LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi online visit planner.

Seville, Spain to Rovaniemi is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time is 1 hour. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from Seville in December: high temperatures in Rovaniemi hover around -6°C and lows are around -13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Levi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums · Theme Parks · Parks · Wildlife

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Levi

— 4 nights
Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
Attractions like Kids' Land and Elan Ski Shop & Rental make great kid-friendly stops. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Levi: Lapland Hotels SnowVillage (in Kittila) and Safartica Yllas (in Yllasjarvi). Next up on the itinerary: bet on your favorite at Icekarting Levi, look for all kinds of wild species at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm, and stop by Inghams Mini Husky Experience.

For more things to do, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Levi journey planner.

Traveling by car from Rovaniemi to Levi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around -6°C in December, and nighttime lows around -15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Parks

Side Trips

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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.