5 days in Lapland Itinerary

5 days in Lapland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Lapland travel planner

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

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Rovaniemi

— 1 night

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 2nd (Sun), enjoy some diversion at Santa Claus Office and then don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village. Keep things going the next day: see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour and then don't miss a visit to Lordi's Square.

To find reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read Rovaniemi trip planner.

Oslo, Norway to Rovaniemi is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Oslo to Rovaniemi, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Oslo in January, expect nights in Rovaniemi to be slightly colder, around -17°C, while days are colder, around -10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) so you can go by car to Saariselka.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Fun & Games
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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.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Tue): look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas and then hit the slopes at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort.

For other places to visit, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read our Saariselka road trip planning app.

Getting from Rovaniemi to Saariselka by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Expect little chillier evenings in Saariselka when traveling from Rovaniemi in January, with lows around -20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Levi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Winter Sports
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Levi

— 2 nights
Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Wed): identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas and then bet on your favorite at Icekarting Levi. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Thu): make a trip to Lapland Hotels SnowVillage.

To see photos, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Levi road trip planner.

Drive from Saariselka to Levi in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. January in Levi sees daily highs of -11°C and lows of -21°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Thu) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife

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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.