10 days in Lapland Itinerary

10 days in Lapland Itinerary

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Fly
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Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
Drive
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Saariselka
— 3 nights
Fly
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Levi
— 3 nights
Drive to Kittilä Airport, Fly to La Guardia Airport

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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, see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, have fun at Angry Birds Park, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Rovaniemi Church.

To see other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Rovaniemi trip itinerary tool.

New York City, USA to Rovaniemi is an approximately 16-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 7 hours traveling from New York City to Rovaniemi. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from New York City in October: high temperatures in Rovaniemi hover around 37°F and lows are around 30°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Saariselka.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums · Theme Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors
Find places to stay Oct 1 — 4:

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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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Saariselka: Inari (Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church, Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center, &more). Next up on the itinerary: hit the slopes at Urho Kekkonen National Park, get all the equipment you need at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel, and surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Saariselka online holiday maker.

Getting from Rovaniemi to Saariselka by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Saariselka are 37°F, while nighttime lows are 28°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports · Nature

Side Trip

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Thu): grab your bike and head to Levi Ski Resort. On your second day here, join the crowd at Icekarting Levi, then make a trip to Giewont Husky Adventures, and then hit the slopes at Yllas Ski Resort.

To see reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Levi trip app.

Getting from Saariselka to Levi by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. October in Levi sees daily highs of 37°F and lows of 27°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports · Tours

Side Trips

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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.