10 days in Lapland Itinerary

10 days in Lapland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Lapland visit planner

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Make it your trip
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Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
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Levi
— 4 nights
Fly
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Saariselka
— 3 nights
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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.
Go for a jaunt from Rovaniemi to Ranua to see Ranua Zoo about 1 hour away. Next up on the itinerary: take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, make a trip to Santa Claus Village, stop by LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier, and let little ones run wild at Angry Birds Park.

To see where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Rovaniemi journey tool.

Helsinki to Rovaniemi is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also take a train; or drive. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Helsinki in April: high temperatures in Rovaniemi hover around 3°C and lows are around -3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) early enough to go by car to Levi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Wildlife · Museums · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Apr 21 — 23:

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Levi: Lapland Hotels SnowVillage (in Kittila) and Konijanka Petting Zoo (in Akaslompolo). Spend the 24th (Sat) on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort. The adventure continues: look for all kinds of wild species at Lapland Safaris Levi, stop by Elan Ski Shop & Rental, take in the exciting artwork at LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery, and relax in the rural setting at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm.

For where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Levi day trip planner.

You can drive from Rovaniemi to Levi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 3°C, and evening lows to -4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) so you can drive to Saariselka.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Winter Sports

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 23 — 27:

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Saariselka side-trips: Inari (Inari Reindeer Farm, Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center, &more). And it doesn't end there: identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, hit the slopes at Urho Kekkonen National Park, stop by Shamaan Design - Lappi Shop, and gear up at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort.

To see maps, photos, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Saariselka trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Levi to Saariselka takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 3°C, and evening lows to -6°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports · Trails

Side Trip

Find places to stay Apr 27 — 30:

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.