5 days in Lapland Itinerary

5 days in Lapland Itinerary

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Rovaniemi
— 1 day
Drive
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Saariselka
— 2 nights
Fly
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Levi
— 2 nights
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Rovaniemi

— 1 day

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 3rd (Thu), take an exotic tour of a safari tour and then make a trip to Lordi's Square.

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London, UK to Rovaniemi is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to Eastern European Standard Time is 2 hours. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from London in February; daily highs in Rovaniemi reach -6°C and lows reach -11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) early enough to drive to Saariselka.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours
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Saariselka

— 2 nights
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 (Fri): fly down the slopes at Urho Kekkonen National Park, then stop by Hippupuoti Gift Shop, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel. On your second day here, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, then find something for the whole family at Angry Birds Activity Park, and then examine the collection at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center.

For reviews, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Saariselka trip itinerary maker website.

Traveling by car from Rovaniemi to Saariselka takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect slightly colder evenings in Saariselka when traveling from Rovaniemi in February, with lows around -15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can travel to Levi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors · Trails · Winter Sports · Nature

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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 6th (Sun): gear up at Levi Ski Resort. On the 7th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see Off-Road Tours, then see exotic creatures in open habitats at Lapland Safaris Levi, and then bet on your favorite at Icekarting Levi.

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You can fly from Saariselka to Levi in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. February in Levi sees daily highs of -5°C and lows of -12°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors · Tours · Adventure · Trails
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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.