6 days in Lapland Itinerary

6 days in Lapland Itinerary

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Drive to Kittilä Airport, Fly to Brussels



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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 museums, nightlife, and wildlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village, stroll through Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy, see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, and get engrossed in the history at Arktikum.

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Brussels, Belgium to Rovaniemi is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET) is 1 hour. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from Brussels in January; daily highs in Rovaniemi reach -10°C and lows reach -17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can drive to Saariselka.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Parks
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Outdoor pursuits--ranging from cross-country skiing and snowmobiling to reindeer safaris and chasing Northern Lights--draw the largest number of tourists to Saariselka.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Thu): get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort.

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Getting from Rovaniemi to Saariselka by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Traveling from Rovaniemi in January, expect a bit cooler with lows of -20°C in Saariselka. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can drive to Levi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Winter Sports
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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 28th (Fri): look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas and then join the crowd at Icekarting Levi. Here are some ideas for day two: don't miss a visit to Lapland Hotels SnowVillage.

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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 29th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours

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Lapland travel guide

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.