11 days in Lapland Itinerary

11 days in Lapland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Lapland travel planner

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Levi
— 2 nights
Drive
2
Saariselka
— 3 nights
Drive
3
Rovaniemi
— 4 nights
Fly

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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.
Escape the urban bustle at Levi Ski Resort and Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm. Keimioniemi Fishing Cabins and Ounasjoki - River for activities are good opportunities to explore the local culture. When in Levi, make a side trip to see Sarestoniemi Museum in Kaukonen, approximately Kaukonen away. There's more to do: get engrossed in the history at Samiland and view the masterpieces at LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery.

To find reviews, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Levi online vacation planner.

Oslo, Norway to Levi is an approximately 18.5-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of flight and car. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Oslo to Levi due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Oslo in July, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Levi: temperatures range from 66°F by day to 50°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can drive to Saariselka.

Things to do in Levi

Museums · Parks · Tours · Adventure

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 23 — 25:

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 a sense of the local culture at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center and Gold Prospector Museum. Visiting Urho Kekkonen National Park and Nature & Wildlife Tours will get you outdoors. Take a break from Saariselka with a short trip to Saint Tryphon Pechenga Orthodox Church in Inari, about 1h 10 min away. There's more to do: fly down the slopes at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort and stop by Hippupuoti Gift Shop.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Saariselka road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Levi to Saariselka takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July in Saariselka, expect temperatures between 64°F during the day and 49°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 25 — 28:

Rovaniemi

— 4 nights

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Popular historic sites such as Rovaniemi Church and German Soldier s Cemetery are in your itinerary. Museum-lovers will appreciate Arktikum and Korundi House of Culture. Venture out of the city with trips to Salla Museum of War & Reconstruction (in Salla) and Ranua Zoo (in Ranua). There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village, get some fabulous bargains at Marttiini Store Old Factory, engage your brain at Pilke Science Centre, and look for gifts at LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier.

For more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Rovaniemi online attractions planner.

You can drive from Saariselka to Rovaniemi in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 67°F, and evening lows to 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Sat) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 28 — Aug 1:

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.