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
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Saariselka
— 1 night
Drive
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Levi
— 2 nights
Drive to Kittilä Airport, Fly to Brussels

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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 plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Santa Claus Village, enjoy some diversion at Santa Claus Office, fly down the slopes at Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy, and engage your brain at Pilke Science Centre.

To find reviews, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi trip itinerary site.

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 when traveling from Brussels to Rovaniemi is 1 hour. Traveling from Brussels in January, things will get cooler in Rovaniemi: highs are around -10°C and lows about -17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) early enough to drive to Saariselka.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums · Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours
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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 5th (Wed): pause for some serene contemplation at Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel, look for gifts at Hippupuoti Gift Shop, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, then get in on the family fun at Angry Birds Activity Park, then examine the collection at Gold Prospector Museum, and finally wander the wide-open spaces of Saariselka Reindeer Farm.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, use the Saariselka trip itinerary website.

You can drive from Rovaniemi to Saariselka in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Rovaniemi in January since evenings lows in Saariselka dip to -20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can go by car to Levi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips

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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 6th (Thu), don't miss a visit to Lapland Hotels SnowVillage, surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, then get a taste of the local shopping with Elan Ski Shop & Rental, then bet on your favorite at Icekarting Levi, and finally take in the exciting artwork at LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the landscape on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort.

To find photos, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Levi journey site.

Traveling by car from Saariselka to Levi takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Levi can reach -11°C, while at night they dip to -21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Adventure

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.