10 days in Lapland Itinerary

10 days in Lapland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Lapland visit planner

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Make it your trip
Fly
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Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
Drive
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Saariselka
— 3 nights
Drive
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Levi
— 3 nights
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Rovaniemi

— 3 nights

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Rovaniemi is known for museums, wildlife, and fun & games. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, enjoy some diversion at Santa Claus Office, get curious at Science Centre Pilke, and pause for some serene contemplation at Rovaniemi Church.

To find photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi road trip tool.

Geneva, Switzerland to Rovaniemi is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of car and train. Traveling from Geneva to Rovaniemi, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Geneva, expect cooler days and a bit cooler nights in Rovaniemi, ranging from highs of 3°C to lows of -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Saariselka.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Museums
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Saariselka

— 3 nights
Outdoor pursuits--ranging from cross-country skiing and snowmobiling to reindeer safaris and chasing Northern Lights--draw the largest number of tourists to Saariselka.
Venture out of the city with trips to Inari (Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church, Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center, &more). Next up on the itinerary: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel, hit the slopes at Urho Kekkonen National Park, and gear up at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort.

To find photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Saariselka day trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Rovaniemi to Saariselka takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. April in Saariselka sees daily highs of 3°C and lows of -6°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to drive to Levi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports · Trails

Side Trip

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Levi

— 3 nights
Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
When in Levi, make a side trip to see Lapland Hotels SnowVillage in Kittila, approximately Kittila away. Spend the 8th (Thu) on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort. Next up on the itinerary: join the crowd at Icekarting Levi, look for all kinds of wild species at Lapland Safaris Levi, admire all the interesting features of Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm, and look for gifts at Elan Ski Shop & Rental.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, use the Levi trip planner.

Traveling by car from Saariselka to Levi takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 3°C in April, and nighttime lows around -4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Winter Sports

Side Trips

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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.