5 days in Lapland Itinerary

5 days in Lapland Itinerary

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5 days in Lapland Itinerary

Start: Milan
Fly:  8​h 30​min
1
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
2
Saariselka
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h
3
Levi
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  11​h
End: Milan

2
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Thu): identify plant and animal life at Poro Farmi, then take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, then see Santa Claus Office, and finally make a trip to Santa Claus Village. Here are some ideas for day two: stop by LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier, then get lost in a book at Rovaniemi City Library, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Arctic Emotions Oy.

To find reviews, photos, and tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi trip app .

Milan, Italy to Rovaniemi is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Milan to Rovaniemi due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Milan in August, plan for cooler days in Rovaniemi, with highs around 20°C, while nights are a bit cooler with lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can drive to Saariselka.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks Wildlife Museums
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Arktikum ©
Arktikum
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Santa Claus Office ©
Santa Claus Office

1
night
Saariselka

Saariselka ©
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sat): get a taste of life in the country at Saariselka Reindeer Farm, then hit the slopes at Urho Kekkonen National Park, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel, and finally stop by Hippupuoti Gift Shop.

To find maps, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Saariselka online road trip planner .

Getting from Rovaniemi to Saariselka by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Saariselka can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Nature Trails Outdoors

Side Trip

Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel
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Urho Kekkonen National Park ©
Urho Kekkonen National Park
Saariselka Reindeer Farm ©
Saariselka Reindeer Farm

1
night
Levi

Levi ©
Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sun): don't miss a visit to Giewont Husky Adventures and then get your game on at G2 ICEKARTING.

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Traveling by flight from Saariselka to Levi takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Levi

Fun & Games

Side Trip

Giewont Husky Adventures
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G2 ICEKARTING ©
G2 ICEKARTING

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