7 days in Lapland Itinerary

7 days in Lapland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Lapland travel route maker

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Fly
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Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Drive
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Saariselka
— 1 night
Drive
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Levi
— 3 nights
Drive to Kittilä Airport, Fly to Zurich

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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 trip includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village, take an exotic tour of a safari tour, take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, and see Santa Claus Office.

To find more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Rovaniemi trip itinerary maker website.

Zurich, Switzerland to Rovaniemi is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of car and train. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Zurich to Rovaniemi due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Zurich in January, things will get colder in Rovaniemi: highs are around -10°C and lows about -17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Saariselka.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Fun & Games
Find places to stay Jan 10 — 12:

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 13th (Thu): look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas and then gear up at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort.

To find where to stay and other tourist information, use the Saariselka online travel planner.

Getting from Rovaniemi to Saariselka by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Traveling from Rovaniemi in January, Saariselka is a bit cooler at night with lows of -20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Levi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors · Tours · Winter Sports · Parks
Find places to stay Jan 12 — 13:

Levi

— 3 nights
Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
Step out of Levi to go to Kittila and see Lapland Hotels SnowVillage, which is approximately 46 minutes away. Spend the 14th (Fri) on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort. There's more to do: join the crowd at Icekarting Levi and head outdoors with Outdoor Activities.

To find photos, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Levi trip planner.

You can drive from Saariselka to Levi in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around -11°C in January, and nighttime lows around -21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Levi

Tours · Outdoors · Adventure · Trails

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 13 — 16:

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.