10 days in Lapland Itinerary

10 days in Lapland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Lapland route planner

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Make it your trip
Fly to Ivalo Airport, Drive to Saariselka
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Saariselka
— 2 nights
Drive
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Levi
— 3 nights
Drive
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Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
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Fly to San Francisco, Subway to Richmond Amtrak, Train to Sacramento

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Fri): hit the slopes at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel, then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Urho Kekkonen National Park, and then get in on the family fun at Angry Birds Activity Park.

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

Sacramento, USA to Saariselka is an approximately 24-hour combination of flight and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 10 hours traveling from Sacramento to Saariselka. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Sacramento in January; daily highs in Saariselka reach 15°F and lows reach 1°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Levi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Theme Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 3 — 5:

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.
Take a break from Levi with a short trip to Lapland Hotels SnowVillage in Kittila, about 46 minutes away. Spend the 7th (Mon) on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort. The adventure continues: join the crowd at Icekarting Levi, stroll through Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm, take an in-depth tour of Samiland, and surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

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You can drive from Saariselka to Levi in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 15°F in January, and nighttime lows around -1°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Winter Sports

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 5 — 8:

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.
On the 9th (Wed), get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, then identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, and then don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Thu): pause for some serene contemplation at Rovaniemi Church, get in on the family fun at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, then enjoy some diversion at Santa Claus Office, and finally don't miss a visit to Lordi's Square.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi day trip app.

You can drive from Levi to Rovaniemi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Rovaniemi when traveling from Levi in January, with lows around 6°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife
Find places to stay Jan 8 — 10:

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.