6 days in Lapland Itinerary

6 days in Lapland Itinerary

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Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Drive
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Levi
— 3 nights
Drive
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Saariselka
— 1 night
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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.
On the 3rd (Mon), take an exotic tour of a safari tour and then make a trip to Santa Claus Village. On your second day here, see Santa Claus Office and then get engrossed in the history at Arktikum.

To find other places to visit and tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi trip itinerary site.

Helsinki to Rovaniemi is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also take a train; or drive. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Helsinki in January: high temperatures in Rovaniemi hover around -10°C and lows are around -17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) early enough to drive to Levi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Fun & Games
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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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Levi: Lapland Hotels SnowVillage (in Kittila) and Seven Fells Up (in Akaslompolo). Spend the 6th (Thu) on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort. There's more to do: bet on your favorite at Icekarting Levi and identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas.

To see ratings, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read Levi attractions planner.

Drive from Rovaniemi to Levi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Rovaniemi in January since evenings lows in Levi dip to -21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Saariselka.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors · Tours · Winter Sports · Adventure

Side Trips

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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 8th (Sat): surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour and then hit the slopes at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort.

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Drive from Levi to Saariselka in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. January in Saariselka sees daily highs of -11°C and lows of -20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors · Winter Sports · Wildlife · Tours
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Lapland travel guide

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Landmarks · Nightlife · Safaris
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.