11 days in Lapland Itinerary

11 days in Lapland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Lapland tour itinerary planner

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Make it your trip
Fly
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Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Drive
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Pyhatunturi
— 1 night
Drive
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Saariselka
— 2 nights
Drive
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Levi
— 5 nights
Fly

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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.
Take a break from the city and head to Safaris and Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy. There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village, explore the fascinating underground world of Syvasenvaara Fell, get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, and enjoy some diversion at Santa Claus Office.

To see traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Rovaniemi trip itinerary planning website.

London, UK to Rovaniemi is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from London to Rovaniemi, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from London in January: high temperatures in Rovaniemi hover around -10°C and lows are around -17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Pyhatunturi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Outdoors · Theme Parks · Tours · Wildlife
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Pyhatunturi

— 1 night
On the 13th (Wed), explore the striking landscape of Pyha-Luosto National Park.

To see reviews, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read Pyhatunturi day trip planning site.

Getting from Rovaniemi to Pyhatunturi by car takes about 2 hours. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Rovaniemi in January since evenings lows in Pyhatunturi dip to -22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to travel to Saariselka.

Things to do in Pyhatunturi

Parks · Nature
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Highlights from your trip

Saariselka

— 2 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 the 14th (Thu), surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, stop by Hippupuoti Gift Shop, and then see the interesting displays at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center. On your second day here, fly down the slopes at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort and then pause for some serene contemplation at Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel.

For photos, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Saariselka road trip app.

You can drive from Pyhatunturi to Saariselka in 2.5 hours. In January, daily temperatures in Saariselka can reach -11°C, while at night they dip to -20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) early enough to drive to Levi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports · Museums

Side Trip

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Levi

— 5 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 Kids' Land. Get out of town with these interesting Levi side-trips: Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park (in Muonio), Lapland Hotels SnowVillage (in Kittila) and Safaris (in Akaslompolo). And it doesn't end there: join the crowd at Icekarting Levi, stop by Inghams Mini Husky Experience, look for all kinds of wild species at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Yllas Ski Resort.

To see photos, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Levi attractions planner.

You can drive from Saariselka to Levi in 3.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Expect a daytime high around -11°C in January, and nighttime lows around -21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in Levi

Parks · Outdoors · 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.