6 days in Lapland Itinerary

6 days in Lapland Itinerary

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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 wildlife, museums, and fun & games. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Santa Claus Village, get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, engage your brain at Science Centre Pilke, and see Santa Claus Office.

For ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Rovaniemi driving holiday planner.

Helsinki to Rovaniemi is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also take a train; or drive. Traveling from Helsinki in October, things will get a bit cooler in Rovaniemi: highs are around 3°C and lows about -1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Levi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums · Theme Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors
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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.
On the 20th (Wed), explore the landscape on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort.

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Traveling by car from Rovaniemi to Levi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 3°C in October, and nighttime lows around -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) so you can drive to Saariselka.

Things to do in Levi

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Adventure
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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 21st (Thu): stroll through Urho Kekkonen National Park. Here are some ideas for day two: fly down the slopes at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort and then examine the collection at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Saariselka day trip planning website.

Drive from Levi to Saariselka in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 3°C, and evening lows to -2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Saariselka

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Trails

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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.