5 days in Lapland Itinerary

5 days in Lapland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Lapland trip itinerary planner

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Fly to Ivalo Airport, Drive to Saariselka
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Saariselka
— 1 night
Drive
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Levi
— 1 night
Drive
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Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Fly

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Saariselka

— 1 night
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 6th (Thu), surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour and then gear up at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Saariselka driving holiday planning tool.

Rome, Italy to Saariselka is an approximately 11-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET) is 1 hour. Traveling from Rome in January, expect Saariselka to be colder, temps between -11°C and -20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can drive to Levi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks · Winter Sports
Find places to stay Jan 5 — 6:

Levi

— 1 night
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 7th (Fri): get outside with Outdoor Activities and then bet on your favorite at Icekarting Levi.

To see more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Levi trip planner.

You can drive from Saariselka to Levi in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In January in Levi, expect temperatures between -11°C during the day and -21°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Levi

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours
Find places to stay Jan 6 — 7:

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.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Sat): take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, then see Santa Claus Office, and then make a trip to Santa Claus Village. On the next day, see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi road trip planning site.

Drive from Levi to Rovaniemi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Levi in January, expect somewhat warmer with lows of -17°C in Rovaniemi. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Sun) to allow time for the flight back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Museums
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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.