10 days in Lapland Itinerary

10 days in Lapland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Lapland trip itinerary planner

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

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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. The adventure continues: get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, pause for some serene contemplation at Rovaniemi Church, explore the fascinating underground world of Syvasenvaara Fell, and engage your brain at Pilke Science Centre.

To find traveler tips, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi trip itinerary planner.

Malaga, Spain to Rovaniemi is an approximately 11-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time is 1 hour. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from Malaga in September: high temperatures in Rovaniemi hover around 13°C and lows are around 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Saariselka.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums · Parks · Wildlife · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

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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.
Get out of town with these interesting Saariselka side-trips: Inari (Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church, Lake Inari, &more). There's more to do: fly down the slopes at Urho Kekkonen National Park and surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Saariselka tour planning website.

Traveling by car from Rovaniemi to Saariselka takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 13°C, and evening lows to 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Levi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 8 — 11:

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 12th (Sun), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park. On the 13th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: grab your bike and head to Levi Ski Resort.

To find maps, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Levi trip itinerary builder app.

Traveling by car from Saariselka to Levi takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. September in Levi sees daily highs of 13°C and lows of 5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Levi

Parks · Adventure · Tours · Trails

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.