6 days in Lapland Itinerary

6 days in Lapland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Lapland trip planner

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Make it your trip
Fly
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Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Drive
2
Saariselka
— 1 night
Drive
3
Levi
— 2 nights
Drive to Kittilä Airport, Fly to Lyon

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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.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Mon): look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas and then make a trip to Santa Claus Village. Here are some ideas for day two: make a trip to Santa Claus Office and then take an in-depth tour of Arktikum.

For photos, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read Rovaniemi journey planning tool.

Lyon, France to Rovaniemi is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Lyon to Rovaniemi due to the time zone difference. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from Lyon in January: high temperatures in Rovaniemi hover around -10°C and lows are around -17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Saariselka.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Tours · Wildlife · Outdoors · 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 19th (Wed): get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour and then fly down the slopes at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort.

For other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read our Saariselka online driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Rovaniemi to Saariselka takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Rovaniemi in January, expect little chillier with lows of -20°C in Saariselka. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Levi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors · Tours · Winter Sports · Wildlife
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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.
On the 20th (Thu), get outside with Outdoor Activities and then join the crowd at Icekarting Levi. Keep things going the next day: make a trip to Lapland Hotels SnowVillage.

To see where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read Levi travel planning app.

Traveling by car from Saariselka to Levi takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In January, daytime highs in Levi are -11°C, while nighttime lows are -21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Levi

Tours · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 19 — 21:

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.