10 days in Lapland Itinerary

10 days in Lapland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Lapland trip maker

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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.
Take a break from Rovaniemi with a short trip to Ranua Zoo in Ranua, about 1 hour away. There's much more to do: take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, pause for some serene contemplation at Rovaniemi Church, let little ones run wild at Angry Birds Park, and see Santa Claus Office.

For photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Rovaniemi trip itinerary app.

New York City, USA to Rovaniemi is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. You'll lose 7 hours traveling from New York City to Rovaniemi due to the time zone difference. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from New York City in September; daily highs in Rovaniemi reach 53°F and lows reach 42°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can drive to Saariselka.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Wildlife

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Saariselka: Inari (Lake Inari, Juutua Nature Trail, &more). There's much more to do: hit the slopes at Urho Kekkonen National Park, see exotic creatures in open habitats at Lapland Safaris Saariselka, examine the collection at Gold Prospector Museum, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel.

To see where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Saariselka route builder app.

You can drive from Rovaniemi to Saariselka in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. September in Saariselka sees daily highs of 52°F and lows of 39°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can go by car to Levi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Winter Sports

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 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.
On the 8th (Thu), explore the striking landscape of Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park. On the next day, fly down the slopes at Levi Ski Resort.

To see maps, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read Levi trip planner.

Traveling by car from Saariselka to Levi takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Levi are 53°F, while nighttime lows are 40°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Levi

Parks · Winter Sports · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 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.