11 days in Lapland Itinerary

11 days in Lapland Itinerary

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Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
Drive
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Saariselka
— 3 nights
Fly
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Levi
— 4 nights
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Rovaniemi

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 wildlife, museums, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Santa Claus Village, see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, get in on the family fun at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, and stop by LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier.

For photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Rovaniemi trip itinerary builder website.

New York City, USA to Rovaniemi is an approximately 16-hour flight. Traveling from New York City to Rovaniemi, you'll lose 7 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from New York City in January, you will find days in Rovaniemi are cooler (16°F), and nights are little chillier (6°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) early enough to drive to Saariselka.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Outdoors · Theme Parks · Museums · Tours
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Saariselka

Outdoor pursuits--ranging from cross-country skiing and snowmobiling to reindeer safaris and chasing Northern Lights--draw the largest number of tourists to Saariselka.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Saariselka: Inari (Lake Inari & Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center). Next up on the itinerary: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, wander the wide-open spaces of Saariselka Reindeer Farm, hit the slopes at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort, and stop by Hippupuoti Gift Shop.

To find maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Saariselka online visit planner.

Getting from Rovaniemi to Saariselka by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Traveling from Rovaniemi in January, expect a bit cooler with lows of 1°F in Saariselka. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) so you can travel to Levi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors · Winter Sports · Parks · Museums

Side Trip

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Levi

Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
Venture out of the city with trips to Safaris (in Akaslompolo) and Lapland Hotels SnowVillage (in Kittila). Spend the 10th (Sun) on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort. There's still lots to do: join the crowd at Icekarting Levi, take in the exciting artwork at LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery, look for gifts at Elan Ski Shop & Rental, and experience rural life at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm.

For ratings, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Levi visit planner.

Fly from Saariselka to Levi in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In January, daytime highs in Levi are 15°F, while nighttime lows are -1°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports · Tours

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.