7 days in Lapland Itinerary

7 days in Lapland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Lapland trip maker

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Drive to Kittilä Airport, Fly to Brussels Airport



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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 plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village, pause for some serene contemplation at Rovaniemi Church, have fun at Angry Birds Park, and examine the collection at Christmas House Santa.

Plan my day in Rovaniemi using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Brussels, Belgium to Rovaniemi is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Brussels to Rovaniemi, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Brussels, expect much colder days and slightly colder nights in Rovaniemi, ranging from highs of 3°C to lows of -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Saariselka.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums · Tours · Wildlife · Outdoors
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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 20th (Wed): surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, then see the interesting displays at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Juutua Nature Trail. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at Gold Prospector Museum and then stroll through Urho Kekkonen National Park.

To see ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Saariselka vacation builder.

You can drive from Rovaniemi to Saariselka in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October in Saariselka, expect temperatures between 3°C during the day and -2°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) early enough to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Winter Sports

Side Trips

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Fri): explore the landscape on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort. Here are some ideas for day two: join the crowd at Icekarting Levi and then get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

For more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Levi online itinerary planner.

Getting from Saariselka to Levi by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In October in Levi, expect temperatures between 3°C during the day and -3°C at night. On the 23rd (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Levi

Tours · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Parks
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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.