10 days in Lapland Itinerary

10 days in Lapland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Lapland travel route planner

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Make it your trip
Fly
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Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
Drive
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Saariselka
— 3 nights
Drive
3
Levi
— 3 nights
Bus to Rovaniemi, Fly to New York City

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Rovaniemi

— 3 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 trip includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village, take an exotic tour of a safari tour, pause for some serene contemplation at Rovaniemi Church, and examine the collection at Christmas House Santa.

To find maps, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi travel app.

New York City, USA to Rovaniemi is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET), which is usually a 7 hour difference. Traveling from New York City in October, things will get much colder in Rovaniemi: highs are around 37°F and lows about 30°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Saariselka.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums · Theme Parks · Wildlife · Fun & Games
Find places to stay Oct 1 — 4:

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.
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: explore the striking landscape of Urho Kekkonen National Park, hit the slopes 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 drive to Levi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 4 — 7:

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.
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 car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: 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

Parks · Winter Sports · Outdoors · Adventure

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 7 — 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.