5 days in Lapland Itinerary

5 days in Lapland Itinerary

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Fly to Ivalo Airport, Drive to Saariselka
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Saariselka
— 1 night
Drive
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Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
Fly to London Gatwick, Train to Bristol

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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 2nd (Fri): examine the collection at Gold Prospector Museum and then get in on the family fun at Angry Birds Activity Park.

To see maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Saariselka trip planning site.

Bristol, UK to Saariselka is an approximately 16.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Bristol to Saariselka is 2 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Saariselka can reach -7°C, while at night they dip to -17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) to allow time to drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Theme Parks · Museums

Side Trip

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Rovaniemi

— 3 nights

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Get in touch with nature at Ranua Zoo and Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus and Santa Claus Village. Next up on the itinerary: wander the wide-open spaces of Napapiirin Porofarmi and explore the different monuments and memorials at German Soldier s Cemetery.

To find reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Rovaniemi vacation maker site.

You can drive from Saariselka to Rovaniemi in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Rovaniemi can reach -6°C, while at night they dip to -13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks · Theme Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trip

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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.