9 days in Lapland Itinerary

9 days in Lapland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Lapland trip planner

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Rovaniemi
— 4 nights
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Levi
— 4 nights
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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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus and Ranua Zoo. There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village, pause for some serene contemplation at Rovaniemi Church, fly down the slopes at Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy, and examine the collection at Christmas House Santa.

For ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read our Rovaniemi road trip planning tool.

London, UK to Rovaniemi is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Eastern European Standard Time, which is usually a 2 hour difference. In December, Rovaniemi is cooler than London - with highs of -6°C and lows of -13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to drive to Levi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums · Parks · Theme 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.
Kids will enjoy Kids' Land and Levi Ski Resort. Take a break from Levi with a short trip to Lapland Hotels SnowVillage in Kittila, about 46 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, find something for the whole family at Levi Huskypark, tour the pleasant surroundings at Yllas Ski Resort, and join the crowd at Icekarting Levi.

For ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Levi itinerary builder site.

Traveling by car from Rovaniemi to Levi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December in Levi, expect temperatures between -6°C during the day and -15°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports · Tours

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.