10 days in Lapland Itinerary

10 days in Lapland Itinerary

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Fly
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Rovaniemi
— 4 nights
Drive
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Levi
— 3 nights
Fly
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Saariselka
— 2 nights
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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.
Rovaniemi is known for wildlife, museums, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village, take an exotic tour of a safari tour, see Santa Claus Office, and take an in-depth tour of Arktikum.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi trip itinerary planner.

Helsinki to Rovaniemi is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also take a train; or drive. In January, Rovaniemi is slightly colder than Helsinki - with highs of -10°C and lows of -17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Levi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Outdoors · Wildlife · Museums · Tours
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3
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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.
Explore Levi's surroundings by going to Safaris (in Akaslompolo) and Lapland Hotels SnowVillage (in Kittila). Spend the 26th (Tue) on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort. And it doesn't end there: join the crowd at Icekarting Levi, identify plant and animal life at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm, hit the slopes at Kids' Land, and stop by Elan Ski Shop & Rental.

For reviews, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Levi online itinerary builder.

You can drive from Rovaniemi to Levi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Rovaniemi in January, Levi is a bit cooler at night with lows of -21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) early enough to travel to Saariselka.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports · Tours

Side Trips

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2
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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 28th (Thu): tour the pleasant surroundings at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort and then find something for the whole family at Angry Birds Activity Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, then stop by Hippupuoti Gift Shop, and finally examine the collection at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center.

To see ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Saariselka sightseeing site.

Traveling by flight from Levi to Saariselka takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In January, daytime highs in Saariselka are -11°C, while nighttime lows are -20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors · Winter Sports · Parks · Museums

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.