5 days in Lapland Itinerary

5 days in Lapland Itinerary

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Fly
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Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Drive
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Levi
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Saariselka
— 1 night
Fly

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Wed): get engrossed in the history at Arktikum and then look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas. Here are some ideas for day two: get interesting insight from Tours, make a trip to Santa Claus Office, and then make a trip to Santa Claus Village.

For ratings, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, use the Rovaniemi online trip maker.

Helsinki to Rovaniemi is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also take a train; or drive. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Helsinki in March; daily highs in Rovaniemi reach -1°C and lows reach -9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) early enough to go by car to Levi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Museums
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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.
On the 2nd (Fri), take a memorable tour with Levi Ski Resort. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat): bet on your favorite at Icekarting Levi, make a trip to Lapland Hotels SnowVillage, then stop by Elan Ski Shop & Rental, and finally take an exotic tour of Lapland Safaris Levi.

To see ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Levi trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Rovaniemi to Levi in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In April in Levi, expect temperatures between 3°C during the day and -4°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) early enough to drive to Saariselka.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors · Tours · Trails · Winter Sports

Side Trip

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sun): fly down the slopes at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort and then surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

To see maps and tourist information, use the Saariselka online route planner.

Traveling by car from Levi to Saariselka takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 3°C, and evening lows to -6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors · Winter Sports · Parks · Wildlife
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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.