6 days in Lapland Itinerary

6 days in Lapland Itinerary

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Fly to Ivalo Airport, Drive to Saariselka
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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.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Tue): examine the collection at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center and then see the winter wonderland with Visit Inari Safaris & Accommodation. Keep things going the next day: hike along Urho Kekkonen National Park.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Saariselka trip planner.

Dehradun, India to Saariselka is an approximately 22.5-hour combination of flight and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3.5 hours traveling from Dehradun to Saariselka. In October, plan for daily highs up to 3°C, and evening lows to -2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors · Nature · Winter Sports · Trails

Side Trip

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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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Thu): see Santa Claus Office, then don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village, and then get curious at Science Centre Pilke. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Fri): take an in-depth tour of Arktikum and then look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas.

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Getting from Saariselka to Rovaniemi by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In October in Rovaniemi, expect temperatures between 3°C during the day and -1°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums · Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife
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Lapland travel guide

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.