10 days in Lapland Itinerary

10 days in Lapland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Lapland journey maker

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Fly
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Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Drive
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Pyhatunturi
— 1 night
Drive
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Saariselka
— 1 night
Drive
4
Ivalo
— 2 nights
Fly
5
Levi
— 2 nights
Drive to Kittilä Airport, Fly to Houston

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Rovaniemi

— 1 night

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Fri): identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, hit the best photo ops around with Happy Fox, and then let little ones run wild at Angry Birds Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Sat): don't miss a visit to Lordi's Square, take in the dramatic scenery at Auttikongas, then enjoy some diversion at Santa Claus Office, and finally don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village.

To see maps, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi journey builder website.

Houston, USA to Rovaniemi is an approximately 20-hour flight. Traveling from Houston to Rovaniemi, you'll lose 8 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from Houston in October: high temperatures in Rovaniemi hover around 37°F and lows are around 30°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Pyhatunturi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Tours · Wildlife · Outdoors · Parks
Find places to stay Oct 8 — 10:

Pyhatunturi

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sun): fly down the slopes at Pyhatunturi, see exotic creatures in open habitats at Luosto Adventures, then take in the awesome beauty at Luosto, and finally go deep underground at Amethyst Mine Lapland.

For photos, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Pyhatunturi trip maker app.

Traveling by car from Rovaniemi to Pyhatunturi takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In October, daytime highs in Pyhatunturi are 37°F, while nighttime lows are 28°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Saariselka.

Things to do in Pyhatunturi

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Winter Sports

Side Trips

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Saariselka

— 1 night
Outdoor pursuits--ranging from cross-country skiing and snowmobiling to reindeer safaris and chasing Northern Lights--draw the largest number of tourists to Saariselka.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Mon): see the interesting displays at Gold Prospector Museum, get in on the family fun at Angry Birds Activity Park, then gear up at Polar Creek, and finally look for gifts at Hippupuoti Gift Shop.

To see more things to do, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read our Saariselka trip planner.

Getting from Pyhatunturi to Saariselka by car takes about 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 37°F in October, and nighttime lows around 28°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can go by car to Ivalo.

Things to do in Saariselka

Tours · Wildlife · Adventure · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 11 — 12:

Ivalo

— 2 nights
Ivalo is a village in the municipality of Inari, Lapland, Finland, located on the Ivalo River 20km south of Lake Inari. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Tue): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church and then see Northern Lights Riders. On the 14th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center, hike along Juutua Nature Trail, and then relax in the rural setting at Tuula's Reindeer.

To see reviews, photos, and more tourist information, use the Ivalo trip tool.

Ivalo is very close to Saariselka. Expect a daytime high around 37°F in October, and nighttime lows around 28°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to Levi.

Things to do in Ivalo

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 12 — 14:

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 15th (Thu): explore the landscape on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort.

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Fly from Ivalo to Levi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and car. In October in Levi, expect temperatures between 37°F during the day and 27°F at night. On the 16th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Tours

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 14 — 16:

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.