10 days in Lapland Itinerary

10 days in Lapland Itinerary

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10 days in Lapland Itinerary

Start: Washington DC
+3
Train + Bus + Foot + Fly:  18 h 45 min
1
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
2
Levi
— 2 nights
Fly + Bus:  3 h
3
Saariselka
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
4
Luosto
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  20 h 30 min
End: Washington DC

2
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Take a break from Rovaniemi with a short trip to Ranua Zoo in Ranua, about 1 hour away. And it doesn't end there: make a trip to Santa Claus Village, see Santa Claus Office, engage your brain at Pilke Science Centre, and pause for some serene contemplation at Rovaniemi Church.

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Washington DC, USA to Rovaniemi is an approximately 19-hour flight. You can also do a combination of subway, bus, and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from Washington DC to Rovaniemi, you'll lose 7 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from Washington DC in October: high temperatures in Rovaniemi hover around 37°F and lows are around 30°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Levi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks Museums Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Ranua Zoo
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Arktikum ©
Arktikum
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Ranua Zoo ©
Ranua Zoo

2
nights
Levi

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 18th (Sun), look for gifts at Elan Ski Shop & Rental and then glide through natural beauty at Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park. On your second day here, grab your bike and head to Levi Ski Resort and then hit the slopes at Yllas Ski Resort.

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You can drive from Rovaniemi to Levi in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 37°F in October, and nighttime lows around 27°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Saariselka.

Things to do in Levi

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trips

Yllas Ski Resort, Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park ©
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park
Yllas Ski Resort ©
Yllas Ski Resort

2
nights
Saariselka

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 20th (Tue): get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, see the interesting displays at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center, and then stop by Hippupuoti Gift Shop. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at Gold Prospector Museum and then fly down the slopes at Urho Kekkonen National Park.

To see traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read our Saariselka trip maker tool .

Getting from Levi to Saariselka by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. October in Saariselka sees daily highs of 37°F and lows of 28°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to go by car to Luosto.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors Trails Parks

Side Trips

Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center, Gold Prospector Museum
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Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©
Urho Kekkonen National Park ©
Urho Kekkonen National Park
Gold Prospector Museum ©
Gold Prospector Museum

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nights
Luosto

Luosto ©
Nestled among vast forests and fells, Luosto represents a small idyllic resort village set on the edge of Pyha-Luosto National Park.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Luosto, then discover the riches below the earth's surface at Amethyst Mine Lapland, then identify plant and animal life at Kopara Reindeer Park, and finally get out on two wheels at Luosto Adventures.

For maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Luosto trip itinerary builder tool .

You can drive from Saariselka to Luosto in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October in Luosto, expect temperatures between 37°F during the day and 28°F at night. You will leave for home on the 23rd (Fri).

Things to do in Luosto

Parks Wildlife Trails

Side Trip

Luosto
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Kopara Reindeer Park ©
Kopara Reindeer Park
Amethyst Mine Lapland ©
Amethyst Mine Lapland
Luosto ©
Luosto

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