10 days in Lapland Itinerary

10 days in Lapland Itinerary

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Make it your trip
Fly
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Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Drive
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Levi
— 2 nights
Fly
3
Saariselka
— 3 nights
Drive
4
Luosto
— 1 night
Drive to Rovaniemi Airport, Fly to Memphis International Airport

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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: don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village, get in on the family fun at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Rovaniemi Church, and get engrossed in the history at Arktikum.

For ratings, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi online route planner.

Memphis, USA to Rovaniemi is an approximately 20.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time is 8 hours. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from Memphis in October, with highs in Rovaniemi at 37°F and lows at 30°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can drive to Levi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks · Museums · Outdoors · Tours
Find places to stay Oct 2 — 4:

Levi

— 2 nights
Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Mon): ski along the peaceful trails at Levi Ski Resort. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: fly down the slopes at Yllas Ski Resort, bet on your favorite at Icekarting Levi, then get a dose of the wild on Tundra Huskies Husky Safaris, and finally find something for the whole family at Levi Huskypark.

To find maps, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Levi vacation builder tool.

Traveling by car from Rovaniemi to Levi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 37°F in October, and nighttime lows around 27°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can travel to Saariselka.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors · Winter Sports · Tours · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 4 — 6:

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Saariselka: Inari (Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church, Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center, &more). There's lots more to do: hit the slopes at Urho Kekkonen National Park, gear up at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort, identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel.

For photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Saariselka day trip site.

Traveling by flight from Levi to Saariselka takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 37°F, and evening lows to 28°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to drive to Luosto.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors · Winter Sports · Parks · Trails

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 6 — 9:

Luosto

— 1 night
Nestled among vast forests and fells, Luosto represents a small idyllic resort village set on the edge of Pyha-Luosto National Park.
To see ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Luosto itinerary planning website.

Traveling by car from Saariselka to Luosto takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 37°F in October, and nighttime lows around 28°F. On the 10th (Sat), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Luosto

Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors · Tours
Find places to stay Oct 9 — 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.