10 days in Lapland Itinerary

10 days in Lapland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Lapland sightseeing planner

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Make it your trip
Fly to Ivalo Airport, Drive to Saariselka
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Saariselka
— 3 nights
Drive
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Inari
— 1 day
Drive
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Levi
— 2 nights
Drive
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Luosto
— 1 night
Drive
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Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
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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.
On your second day here, hit the slopes at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read our Saariselka online trip itinerary maker.

Tokyo, Japan to Saariselka is an approximately 23.5-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Tokyo to Saariselka is minus 7 hours. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from Tokyo in January: high temperatures in Saariselka hover around -11°C and lows are around -20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) early enough to drive to Inari.

Things to do in Saariselka

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Trails

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 19 — 22:

Inari

— 1 day
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Tue): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church, examine the collection at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center, and then take some stellar pictures from Otsamo Fell.

To see other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Inari sightseeing site.

Traveling by car from Saariselka to Inari takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In January, daytime highs in Inari are -11°C, while nighttime lows are -20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) early enough to drive to Levi.

Things to do in Inari

Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jan 22 — 23:

Levi

— 2 nights
Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Wed): whizz through the canopy at Levi Ski Resort. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire all the interesting features of Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm, then identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, then shop like a local with LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery, and finally join the crowd at Icekarting Levi.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Levi trip maker.

You can drive from Inari to Levi in 4 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around -11°C in January, and nighttime lows around -21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Luosto.

Things to do in Levi

Tours · Outdoors · Parks · Trails
Find places to stay Jan 22 — 24:

Luosto

— 1 night
Nestled among vast forests and fells, Luosto represents a small idyllic resort village set on the edge of Pyha-Luosto National Park.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Fri): stroll through Kopara Reindeer Park and then discover the riches below the earth's surface at Amethyst Mine Lapland.

To find traveler tips, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Luosto trip planner.

You can drive from Levi to Luosto in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In January, daytime highs in Luosto are -13°C, while nighttime lows are -22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) so you can go by car to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Luosto

Parks · Wildlife
Find places to stay Jan 24 — 25:

Rovaniemi

— 2 nights

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 26th (Sat), identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, stop by Your Piece Of Finland, then get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, and finally make a trip to Lordi's Square. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Sun): find something for the whole family at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, then see Santa Claus Office, and then make a trip to Santa Claus Village.

For ratings, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi trip builder app.

Drive from Luosto to Rovaniemi in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Luosto in January, plan for a bit warmer nights in Rovaniemi, with lows around -17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks · Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors
Find places to stay Jan 25 — 27:

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.