10 days in Lapland Itinerary

10 days in Lapland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Lapland trip planner

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Make it your trip
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Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
Drive
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Saariselka
— 2 nights
Drive
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Ivalo
— 3 nights
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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 museums, nightlife, and wildlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour and make a trip to Santa Claus Office.

To see ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Rovaniemi road trip planning tool.

Barcelona, Spain to Rovaniemi is an approximately 10-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Barcelona to Rovaniemi is 1 hour. Traveling from Barcelona in February, things will get much colder in Rovaniemi: highs are around -6°C and lows about -11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) so you can drive to Saariselka.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Fun & Games
Find places to stay Feb 26 — Mar 1:

Saariselka

— 2 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 ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed): hike along Ruijanpolku Trail.

To see maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Saariselka trip app.

You can drive from Rovaniemi to Saariselka in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In March, daily temperatures in Saariselka can reach -1°C, while at night they dip to -12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) early enough to drive to Ivalo.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Wildlife
Find places to stay Mar 1 — 3:

Ivalo

— 3 nights
Ivalo is a village in the municipality of Inari, Lapland, Finland, located on the Ivalo River 20km south of Lake Inari. Escape the urban bustle at Visit Inari Safaris & Accommodation and Juutua Nature Trail. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center and Saint Tryphon Pechenga Orthodox Church. Venture out of the city with trips to Inari (Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church & Lake Inari).

To find ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Ivalo day trip app.

Ivalo is very close to Saariselka. In March in Ivalo, expect temperatures between -1°C during the day and -12°C at night. You'll set off for home on the 7th (Mon).

Things to do in Ivalo

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Tours · Wildlife

Side Trip

Find places to stay Mar 3 — 7:

Lapland travel guide

3.9
Landmarks · Nightlife · Safaris
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.