12 days in Lapland Itinerary

12 days in Lapland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Lapland itinerary planner

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Make it your trip
Fly
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Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
Drive
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Luosto
— 1 night
Drive
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Saariselka
— 2 nights
Fly
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Levi
— 4 nights
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Rovaniemi

— 3 nights

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
When in Rovaniemi, make a side trip to see Ranua Zoo in Ranua, approximately Ranua away. The adventure continues: take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, hit the slopes at Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy, and admire the masterpieces at Korundi House of Culture.

For where to stay, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read our Rovaniemi planning site.

Dallas, USA to Rovaniemi is an approximately 20.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Dallas to Rovaniemi is 8 hours. Traveling from Dallas in April, expect Rovaniemi to be colder, temps between 38°F and 26°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can drive to Luosto.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trip

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Luosto

— 1 night
Nestled among vast forests and fells, Luosto represents a small idyllic resort village set on the edge of Pyha-Luosto National Park.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Tue): stroll through Luosto Adventures, then go deep underground at Amethyst Mine Lapland, then head outdoors with Arctic Husky Farm, and finally stroll through Kopara Reindeer Park.

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You can drive from Rovaniemi to Luosto in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Luosto are 38°F, while nighttime lows are 23°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to drive to Saariselka.

Things to do in Luosto

Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trip

Find places to stay Apr 5 — 6:

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.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Wed): hit the slopes at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort and then surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Thu): pause for some serene contemplation at Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel, look for gifts at Hippupuoti Gift Shop, then examine the collection at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center, and finally stroll through Juutua Nature Trail.

To find maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Saariselka day trip planning website.

Getting from Luosto to Saariselka by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect a daytime high around 37°F in April, and nighttime lows around 22°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can go by car to Levi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Apr 6 — 8:

Levi

— 4 nights
Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
When in Levi, make a side trip to see Lapland Hotels SnowVillage in Kittila, approximately Kittila away. Spend the 9th (Fri) on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort. There's much more to do: see exotic creatures in open habitats at Lapland Safaris Levi, join the crowd at Icekarting Levi, explore and take pictures at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Yllas Ski Resort.

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You can fly from Saariselka to Levi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 38°F in April, and nighttime lows around 25°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 8 — 12:

Lapland travel guide

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Landmarks · Nightlife · Safaris
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.