7 days in Lapland & Central Finland Itinerary

7 days in Lapland & Central Finland Itinerary

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7 days in Lapland & Central Finland Itinerary

Start: Toronto
Fly:  16​h 45​min
1
Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Levi
— 2 nights
Drive:  7​h
3
Saarijarvi
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Jamsa
— 1 night
Fly:  16​h
End: Toronto

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Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): engage your brain at Pilke Science Centre, take an exotic tour of a safari tour, then see Santa Claus Office, and finally get in on the family fun at Santa Claus Village. On the 23rd (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: find something for the whole family at SantaPark, take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, then don't miss a visit to Lordi's Square, and finally look for gifts at Your Piece Of Finland.

For maps, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi travel route planner .

Toronto, Canada to Rovaniemi is an approximately 17-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Eastern European Time is 7 hours. When traveling from Toronto in October, plan for much colder days and a bit cooler nights in Rovaniemi: temperatures range from 3°C by day to -1°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) early enough to go by car to Levi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks Museums Wildlife
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Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Arktikum ©
Arktikum
Santa Claus Office ©
Santa Claus Office

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Levi

Levi ©
Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
On the 24th (Wed), explore and take pictures at Ice Karting Levi, then ski along the peaceful trails at Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park, and then relax in the rural setting at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm. Keep things going the next day: ski along the peaceful trails at Levi Ski Resort.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Levi trip planning site .

Traveling by car from Rovaniemi to Levi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October in Levi, expect temperatures between 3°C during the day and -3°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) so you can travel to Saarijarvi.

Things to do in Levi

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trip

Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park
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Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park ©
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park
Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Ice Karting Levi ©
Ice Karting Levi

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Saarijarvi

Saarijarvi ©
Saarijärvi is a town and municipality of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Fri): explore the striking landscape of Pyha-Hakki National Park.

To see other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Saarijarvi trip planner .

You can drive from Levi to Saarijarvi in 8.5 hours. Another option is to fly. When traveling from Levi in October, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Saarijarvi: temperatures range from 7°C by day to 0°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Jamsa.

Things to do in Saarijarvi

Parks Nature
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Pyha-Hakki National Park ©
Pyha-Hakki National Park

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Jamsa

Jamsa ©
Jämsä is a town and municipality of Finland.It is located in the province of Western Finland and is part of the Central Finland region. Kick off your visit on the 27th (Sat): stroll through Himos Ski Resort.

To find maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Jamsa itinerary maker website .

You can drive from Saarijarvi to Jamsa in 2 hours. In October, daytime highs in Jamsa are 7°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. On the 27th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Jamsa

Parks Winter Sports Outdoors
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Himos Ski Resort ©
Himos Ski Resort

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