9 days in Lapland Itinerary

9 days in Lapland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Lapland trip planner

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Fly
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Rovaniemi
— 5 nights
Drive
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Levi
— 2 nights
Drive to Kittilä Airport, Fly to Adolfo Suárez Madrid–Barajas Airport

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Rovaniemi

— 5 nights

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Escape the urban bustle at Ranua Zoo and Auttikongas. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Arctic Circle Mall and LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier. Go for a jaunt from Rovaniemi to Pyhatunturi to see Pyha-Luosto National Park about 1h 35 min away. The adventure continues: pause for some serene contemplation at Rovaniemi Church, see Santa Claus Office, engage your brain at Pilke Science Centre, and examine the collection at Christmas House Santa.

For photos, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read Rovaniemi trip itinerary maker tool.

Madrid, Spain to Rovaniemi is an approximately 11-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. While traveling from Madrid, expect colder days and a bit cooler nights in Rovaniemi, ranging from highs of 22°C to lows of 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can go by car to Levi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks · Nature · Museums · Theme Parks

Side Trips

Levi

— 2 nights
Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
On the 7th (Tue), have some family-friendly fun at G2 ICEKARTING, then grab your bike and head to Levi Ski Resort, and then stroll through Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm. On the 8th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: wander the streets of Ounasjoki - River for activities and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park.

To see maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Levi online attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Rovaniemi to Levi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 11°C. On the 9th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Levi

Parks · Outdoors · Adventure · Tours

Side Trips

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.