11 days in Lapland Itinerary

11 days in Lapland Itinerary

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11 days in Lapland Itinerary

Start: Biarritz
Fly:  10​h 45​min
1
Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Luosto
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Saariselka
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h
4
Levi
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  14​h 45​min
End: Biarritz

3
nights
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Family-friendly places like SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus and Pilke Science Centre will thrill your kids. And it doesn't end there: look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, see Santa Claus Office, get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, and make a trip to Santa Claus Village.

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

Biarritz, France to Rovaniemi is an approximately 11-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Biarritz to Rovaniemi due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Biarritz in October, things will get much colder in Rovaniemi: highs are around 3°C and lows about -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) so you can drive to Luosto.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Wildlife Parks Theme Parks
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Safaris
Pilke Science Centre ©
Pilke Science Centre

1
night
Luosto

Luosto ©
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 27th (Sun): get out on two wheels at Luosto Adventures, then look for all kinds of wild species at Kopara Reindeer Park, and then admire all the interesting features of Amethyst Mine Lapland.

To see ratings, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Luosto road trip planning website .

Traveling by car from Rovaniemi to Luosto takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 3°C, and evening lows to -2°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Saariselka.

Things to do in Luosto

Wildlife Parks Outdoors
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Kopara Reindeer Park ©
Kopara Reindeer Park
Amethyst Mine Lapland ©
Amethyst Mine Lapland

2
nights
Saariselka

Saariselka ©
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Mon): get in on the family fun at Angry Birds Activity Park, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Urho Kekkonen National Park, and then stop by Hippupuoti Gift Shop. On the 29th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, examine the collection at Gold Prospector Museum, and then enjoy some diversion at Action Park.

To see ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read Saariselka day trip planning site .

Traveling by car from Luosto to Saariselka takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Saariselka are 3°C, while nighttime lows are -2°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) early enough to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors Theme Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Gold Prospector Museum
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Urho Kekkonen National Park ©
Urho Kekkonen National Park
Angry Birds Activity Park ©
Angry Birds Activity Park
Gold Prospector Museum ©
Gold Prospector Museum

4
nights
Levi

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 Nature & Wildlife Tours (in Kittila) and Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park (in Muonio). Next up on the itinerary: hit the slopes at Yllas Ski Resort, have some family-friendly fun at Kids' Land, get all the equipment you need at Elan Ski Shop & Rental, and don't miss a visit to Giewont Husky Adventures.

For ratings, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Levi trip itinerary builder tool .

You can fly from Saariselka to Levi in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 3°C, and evening lows to -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports

Side Trips

Kittila, Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park, Yllas Ski Resort
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Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park ©
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Yllas Ski Resort ©
Yllas Ski Resort

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