7 days in Lapland Itinerary

7 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.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Mon): pause for some serene contemplation at Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel, then look for gifts at Hippupuoti Gift Shop, and then get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

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Denver, USA to Saariselka is an approximately 26-hour combination of flight and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 9 hours traveling from Denver to Saariselka. When traveling from Denver in April, plan for cooler days in Saariselka, with highs around 37°F, while nights are a bit cooler with lows around 22°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Levi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Tours · Wildlife · Outdoors · Shopping

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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.
Go for a jaunt from Levi to Kittila to see Lapland Hotels SnowVillage about 46 minutes away. Spend the 20th (Tue) on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort. And it doesn't end there: see exotic creatures in open habitats at Lapland Safaris Levi, stop by Elan Ski Shop & Rental, fly down the slopes at Yllas Ski Resort, and bet on your favorite at Icekarting Levi.

To see maps, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read Levi online trip itinerary maker.

Drive from Saariselka to Levi in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. April in Levi sees daily highs of 38°F and lows of 25°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) to allow time to drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Winter Sports

Side Trips

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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.
On the 23rd (Fri), don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village, then see Santa Claus Office, then take an exotic tour of a safari tour, and finally don't miss a visit to Lordi's Square.

To see ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read Rovaniemi trip builder site.

You can drive from Levi to Rovaniemi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In April in Rovaniemi, expect temperatures between 38°F during the day and 26°F at night. On the 24th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Tours · Wildlife · Outdoors · Museums
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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.