8 days in Lapland Itinerary

8 days in Lapland Itinerary

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Fly
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Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
Drive
2
Saariselka
— 1 night
Fly
3
Levi
— 3 nights
Drive to Kittilä Airport, Fly to London Heathrow Airport

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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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Santa Claus Village and Ranua Zoo. Next up on the itinerary: find something for the whole family at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, get curious at Pilke Science Centre, see Santa Claus Office, and see the interesting displays at Christmas House Santa.

For more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi trip builder.

London, UK to Rovaniemi is an approximately 6.5-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 (GMT) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET), which is usually a 2 hour difference. Traveling from London in December, things will get colder in Rovaniemi: highs are around -6°C and lows about -13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) early enough to go by car to Saariselka.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums · Parks · Theme Parks · Wildlife

Side Trip

1
night
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.
On the 23rd (Wed), hit the slopes at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort and then look for gifts at Hippupuoti Gift Shop.

For traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Saariselka online sightseeing planner.

Getting from Rovaniemi to Saariselka by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Rovaniemi in December since evenings lows in Saariselka dip to -17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Winter Sports · Outdoors · Parks · Shopping
Highlights from your trip

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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.
Bring the kids along to Levi Ski Resort and Lapland Hotels SnowVillage. The adventure continues: fly down the slopes at Kids' Land, make a trip to Giewont Husky Adventures, stop by Elan Ski Shop & Rental, and view the masterpieces at LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery.

For reviews, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Levi journey website.

You can fly from Saariselka to Levi in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to -6°C, and evening lows to -15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports · Trails

Side Trip

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.