13 days in Lapland Itinerary

13 days in Lapland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Lapland journey planner

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Rovaniemi
— 4 nights
Drive
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Saariselka
— 3 nights
Drive
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Levi
— 3 nights
Drive to Sodankyla Airport, Fly to Sao Paulo

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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.
Explore Rovaniemi's surroundings by going to Ranua Zoo (in Ranua), Luosto (in Sodankyla) and Amethyst Mine Lapland (in Luosto). The adventure continues: take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, examine the collection at Christmas House Santa, enjoy some diversion at Angry Birds Park, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Rovaniemi Church.

For more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read our Rovaniemi trip itinerary maker app.

Sao Paulo, Brazil to Rovaniemi is an approximately 21.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 5 hours traveling from Sao Paulo to Rovaniemi. Traveling from Sao Paulo in June, expect Rovaniemi to be slightly colder, temps between 18°C and 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can go by car to Saariselka.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks · Museums · Theme Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Saariselka: Inari (Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church, Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center, &more). There's still lots to do: fly down the slopes at Urho Kekkonen National Park, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel, look for gifts at Hippupuoti Gift Shop, and gear up at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort.

To find ratings, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, use the Saariselka trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Rovaniemi to Saariselka takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 16°C in June, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Levi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Trails

Side Trip

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Levi

— 3 nights
Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
Change things up with a short trip to Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park in Muonio (about 58 minutes away). Spend the 10th (Thu) on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort. There's still lots to do: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, see exotic creatures in open habitats at Wingrens Dogsafaris, and relax in the rural setting at Ounaskievari Reindeer Farm.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Levi trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Saariselka to Levi by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In June in Levi, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Levi

Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Trails

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 9 — 12:

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.