10 days in Lapland Itinerary

10 days in Lapland Itinerary

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Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Drive
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Levi
— 3 nights
Fly
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Saariselka
— 2 nights
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Drive to Ivalo Airport, Fly to Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport, Drive to Washington DC

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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.
Rovaniemi is known for wildlife, museums, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Santa Claus Village, take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, look for gifts at Your Piece Of Finland, and see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour.

For reviews, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi trip itinerary builder tool.

Washington DC, USA to Rovaniemi is an approximately 18-hour flight. You'll lose 7 hours traveling from Washington DC to Rovaniemi due to the time zone difference. Expect colder weather when traveling from Washington DC in February: highs in Rovaniemi hover around 22°F, while lows dip to 14°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can go by car to Levi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Outdoors · Parks · Theme Parks · Winter Sports
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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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Levi: Lapland Hotels SnowVillage (in Kittila) and Safaris (in Akaslompolo). Spend the 25th (Tue) on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort. And it doesn't end there: join the crowd at Icekarting Levi, browse the exhibits of LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery, fly down the slopes at Kids' Land, and don't miss a visit to Giewont Husky Adventures.

For photos, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Levi trip itinerary planning website.

Getting from Rovaniemi to Levi by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In February, plan for daily highs up to 24°F, and evening lows to 13°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Saariselka.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors · Tours · Winter Sports · Parks

Side Trips

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Saariselka

— 2 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.
On the 28th (Fri), get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, hit the slopes at Urho Kekkonen National Park, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel. Keep things going the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort.

For traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Saariselka trip planning app.

You can fly from Levi to Saariselka in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In February, daily temperatures in Saariselka can reach 22°F, while at night they dip to 9°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors · Winter Sports · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trip

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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.