6 days in Lapland Itinerary

6 days in Lapland Itinerary

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Fly
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Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Drive
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Saariselka
— 1 night
Drive
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Levi
— 2 nights
Drive to Kittilä Airport, Fly to Moscow

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Rovaniemi

— 2 nights

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Get in touch with nature at Ranua Zoo and Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy. There's still lots to do: make a trip to Santa Claus Village, get in on the family fun at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, and stop by Your Piece Of Finland.

To see where to stay, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Rovaniemi trip itinerary planner.

Moscow, Russia to Rovaniemi is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also take a train; or drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Moscow to Rovaniemi due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Moscow in December, things will get slightly colder in Rovaniemi: highs are around -6°C and lows about -13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) so you can go by car to Saariselka.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks · Theme Parks · Museums · Wildlife

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Saariselka

— 1 night
Outdoor pursuits--ranging from cross-country skiing and snowmobiling to reindeer safaris and chasing Northern Lights--draw the largest number of tourists to Saariselka.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Mon): fly down the slopes at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort and then look for gifts at Hippupuoti Gift Shop.

To see reviews, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Saariselka travel planner.

Getting from Rovaniemi to Saariselka by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Traveling from Rovaniemi in December, Saariselka is a bit cooler at night with lows of -17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Levi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Winter Sports · Outdoors · Parks · Shopping
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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 29th (Tue), grab your bike and head to Levi Ski Resort. Here are some ideas for day two: gear up at Elan Ski Shop & Rental and then fly down the slopes at Kids' Land.

To find other places to visit, maps, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Levi trip planner.

Drive from Saariselka to Levi in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December in Levi, expect temperatures between -6°C during the day and -15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Wed) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors · Winter Sports · Parks · Tours
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Lapland travel guide

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Landmarks · Nightlife · Safaris
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.