5 days in Lapland Itinerary

5 days in Lapland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Lapland travel route builder

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Make it your trip
Fly
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Saariselka
— 1 night
Drive
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Levi
— 1 night
Drive
3
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.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Mon): examine the collection at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center and then see exotic creatures in open habitats at Visit Inari Safaris & Accommodation. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the striking landscape of Urho Kekkonen National Park.

To see traveler tips, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, use the Saariselka driving holiday planning app.

Helsinki to Saariselka is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and bus; or drive. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Helsinki in October: high temperatures in Saariselka hover around 3°C and lows are around -2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) so you can drive to Levi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors · Trails · Winter Sports · Nature

Side Trip

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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.
On the 6th (Wed), explore the landscape on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort.

To see where to stay, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Levi online route planner.

Traveling by car from Saariselka to Levi takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October in Levi, expect temperatures between 3°C during the day and -3°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Levi

Adventure · Trails · Winter Sports · Outdoors
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Highlights from your trip

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.
On the 7th (Thu), see Santa Claus Office, make a trip to Santa Claus Village, and then engage your brain at Science Centre Pilke. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Fri): get engrossed in the history at Arktikum and then see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour.

To see traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Rovaniemi trip maker.

You can drive from Levi to Rovaniemi in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Rovaniemi can reach 3°C, while at night they dip to -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums · Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours
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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.