10 days in Lapland Itinerary

10 days in Lapland Itinerary

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Ivalo
— 2 nights
Drive
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Saariselka
— 2 nights
Fly
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Levi
— 2 nights
Drive
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Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Fly

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Ivalo

Ivalo is a village in the municipality of Inari, Lapland, Finland, located on the Ivalo River 20km south of Lake Inari. Start off your visit on the 7th (Mon): experience rural life at Inari Reindeer Farm, get a taste of life in the country at Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus, and then relax in the rural setting at Tuula's Reindeer. On the next day, examine the collection at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center and then get great views at Otsamo Fell.

To find reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Ivalo online attractions planner.

Manama, Bahrain to Ivalo is an approximately 20.5-hour flight. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Manama to Ivalo due to the time zone difference. In December, Ivalo is cooler than Manama - with highs of -7°C and lows of -17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Saariselka.

Things to do in Ivalo

Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 6 — 8:

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Wed): fly down the slopes at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort and then stop by Hippupuoti Gift Shop. On the next day, examine the collection at Gold Prospector Museum, then wander the wide-open spaces of Saariselka Reindeer Farm, then pause for some serene contemplation at Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel, and finally find something for the whole family at Angry Birds Activity Park.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Saariselka trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Saariselka is very close to Ivalo. In December, daily temperatures in Saariselka can reach -7°C, while at night they dip to -17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports · Museums

Side Trips

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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.
On the 11th (Fri), whizz through the canopy at Levi Ski Resort. Keep things going the next day: make a trip to Lapland Hotels SnowVillage, join the crowd at Icekarting Levi, and then fly down the slopes at Kids' Land.

To find more things to do, reviews, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Levi online vacation planner.

Traveling by flight from Saariselka to Levi takes 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 up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can go by car to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports · Tours

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 10 — 12:

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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.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Sun): get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, make a trip to Lordi's Square, then find something for the whole family at Moomin Snowcastle, then see Santa Claus Office, and finally don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: identify plant and animal life at Napapiirin Porofarmi, stroll through Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy, then pause for some serene contemplation at Rovaniemi Church, and finally stop by LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier.

For ratings, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read Rovaniemi itinerary planner.

You can drive from Levi to Rovaniemi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around -6°C in December, and nighttime lows around -13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks · Museums · Wildlife · Outdoors
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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.