7 days in Lapland Itinerary

7 days in Lapland Itinerary

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Fly
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Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Drive
2
Levi
— 1 night
Drive
3
Kilpisjarvi
— 1 night
Drive
4
Saariselka
— 2 nights
Fly

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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.
Step out of Rovaniemi with an excursion to Ranua Zoo in Ranua--about 1 hour away. There's much more to do: get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, admire the sheer force of Auttikongas, examine the collection at Christmas House Santa, and pause for some serene contemplation at Rovaniemi Church.

For ratings, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Rovaniemi planning site.

Helsinki to Rovaniemi is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in July, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Levi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums · Parks · Nature · Zoos & Aquariums

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Levi

— 1 night
Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
On the 14th (Wed), grab your bike and head to Levi Ski Resort.

For photos, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read Levi road trip planning website.

You can drive from Rovaniemi to Levi in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in July, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Kilpisjarvi.

Things to do in Levi

Trails · Winter Sports · Outdoors · Parks
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Kilpisjarvi

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 15th (Thu): make a trip to Saana.

To find reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Kilpisjarvi trip itinerary maker site.

Getting from Levi to Kilpisjarvi by car takes about 3.5 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Levi to Kilpisjarvi. Traveling from Levi in July, you will find days in Kilpisjarvi are a bit cooler (18°C), and nights are about the same (11°C). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Thu) to allow time for travel to Saariselka.
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Saariselka

— 2 nights
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 16th (Fri): surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, examine the collection at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center, and then hike along Juutua Nature Trail. Keep things going the next day: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Urho Kekkonen National Park and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel.

To see more things to do, photos, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Saariselka trip itinerary planning tool.

You can drive from Kilpisjarvi to Saariselka in 6.5 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Kilpisjarvi to Saariselka. In July in Saariselka, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors · Trails · Parks · Nature

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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.