15 days in Lapland Itinerary

15 days in Lapland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Lapland trip planner

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Make it your trip
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Rovaniemi
— 5 nights
Drive
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Saariselka
— 4 nights
Drive
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Levi
— 5 nights
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Rovaniemi

— 5 nights

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Family-friendly places like Santa Claus Village and Ranua Zoo will thrill your kids. The adventure continues: get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, fly down the slopes at Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy, enjoy some diversion at Santa Claus Office, and stroll through Napapiirin Porofarmi.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Rovaniemi trip planning app.

Bordeaux, France to Rovaniemi is an approximately 11-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET) is 1 hour. Traveling from Bordeaux in February, things will get much colder in Rovaniemi: highs are around -6°C and lows about -11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can go by car to Saariselka.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trip

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Saariselka

— 4 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.
Family-friendly places like Urho Kekkonen National Park and Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort will thrill your kids. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Saariselka: Inari (Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center & Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus). There's still lots to do: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, hike along Ruijanpolku Trail, and get in on the family fun at Angry Birds Activity Park.

To see more things to do, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read Saariselka planner.

You can drive from Rovaniemi to Saariselka in 3.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Saariselka when traveling from Rovaniemi in February, with lows around -15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) early enough to drive to Levi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Winter Sports

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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Levi Ski Resort and Yllas Ski Resort. Get out of town with these interesting Levi side-trips: Seven Fells Up (in Akaslompolo) and Lapland Hotels SnowVillage (in Kittila). Next up on the itinerary: join the crowd at Icekarting Levi, see Off-Road Tours, take an exotic tour of Lapland Safaris Levi, and take in the exciting artwork at LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery.

To see more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Levi day trip planning website.

Drive from Saariselka to Levi in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around -5°C in February, and nighttime lows around -12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors · Tours · Winter Sports · Parks

Side Trips

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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.