5 days in Lapland Itinerary

5 days in Lapland Itinerary

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5 days in Lapland Itinerary

Start: Helsinki
Fly:  4​h
1
Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Luosto
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Levi
— 2 nights
bus + Fly:  4​h 15​min
End: Helsinki

1
night
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 23rd (Tue), make a trip to Lordi's Square, then see Santa Claus Office, and then find something for the whole family at Santa Claus Village. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take an exotic tour of a safari tour, then pause for some serene contemplation at Rovaniemi Church, then get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, and finally get curious at Pilke Science Centre.

For where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi driving holiday planning tool .

Helsinki to Rovaniemi is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Helsinki in October, expect Rovaniemi to be a bit cooler, temps between 3°C and -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Luosto.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums Theme Parks Tours
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Arktikum ©
Arktikum
Safaris
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village

1
night
Luosto

Luosto ©
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Thu): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Pyha-Luosto National Park.

To see other places to visit, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Luosto tour planning tool .

Getting from Rovaniemi to Luosto by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 3°C in October, and nighttime lows around -2°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Levi.

Things to do in Luosto

Nature Parks

Side Trip

Pyha-Luosto National Park
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Pyha-Luosto National Park ©
Pyha-Luosto National Park

2
nights
Levi

Levi ©
Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Fri): shop like a local with Elan Ski Shop & Rental and then hit the slopes at Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park. Here are some ideas for day two: glide through natural beauty at Levi Ski Resort.

To see more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Levi trip itinerary builder website .

You can drive from Luosto to Levi in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 3°C, and evening lows to -3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports

Side Trip

Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park
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Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park ©
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park
Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Elan Ski Shop & Rental ©
Elan Ski Shop & Rental

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