6 days in Lapland Itinerary

6 days in Lapland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Lapland planner

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Make it your trip
Fly
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Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Drive
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Saariselka
— 1 night
Fly
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Akaslompolo
— 2 nights
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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.
Rovaniemi is known for wildlife, museums, and fun & games. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Santa Claus Village, take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, stroll through Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy, and see Santa Claus Office.

To see photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi vacation planner.

Copenhagen, Denmark to Rovaniemi is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Copenhagen to Rovaniemi due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Copenhagen in January, things will get colder in Rovaniemi: highs are around -10°C and lows about -17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can go by car to Saariselka.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Fun & Games
Find places to stay Jan 7 — 9:

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 10th (Mon): identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas and then stroll through Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort.

To see ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read Saariselka road trip website.

Getting from Rovaniemi to Saariselka by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Expect little chillier evenings in Saariselka when traveling from Rovaniemi in January, with lows around -20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to fly to Akaslompolo.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks
Find places to stay Jan 9 — 10:

Akaslompolo

— 2 nights
On the 11th (Tue), bet on your favorite at Icekarting Levi and then make a trip to Lapland Hotels SnowVillage. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour.

For traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Akaslompolo route builder site.

You can fly from Saariselka to Akaslompolo in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. In January, daytime highs in Akaslompolo are -11°C, while nighttime lows are -22°C. On the 12th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 10 — 12:

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.