6 days in Lapland Itinerary

6 days in Lapland Itinerary

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Fly
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Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Drive
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Saariselka
— 1 night
Drive
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Levi
— 3 nights
Drive to Kittilä Airport, Fly to Amsterdam

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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.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Mon): don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village. On your second day here, take an exotic tour of a safari tour and then get engrossed in the history at Arktikum.

To find reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi tour itinerary builder tool.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Rovaniemi is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Amsterdam to Rovaniemi. While traveling from Amsterdam, expect colder days and slightly colder nights in Rovaniemi, ranging from highs of -6°C to lows of -11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) so you can go by car to Saariselka.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Museums
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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.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Wed): fly down the slopes at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort and then surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

To find ratings, photos, maps, and more tourist information, use the Saariselka attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Rovaniemi to Saariselka takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Rovaniemi in February since evenings lows in Saariselka dip to -15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to drive to Levi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors · Winter Sports · Wildlife · Parks
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Levi

— 3 nights
Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
Change things up with a short trip to Lapland Hotels SnowVillage in Kittila (about 46 minutes away). Spend the 24th (Thu) on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort. There's still lots to do: join the crowd at Icekarting Levi and see exotic creatures in open habitats at Lapland Safaris Levi.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Levi trip planner.

Getting from Saariselka to Levi by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In February, daytime highs in Levi are -5°C, while nighttime lows are -12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors · Tours · Adventure · Trails

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.