7 days in Lapland Itinerary

7 days in Lapland Itinerary

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Fly
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Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Drive
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Levi
— 2 nights
Fly
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Inari
— 1 night
Drive
4
Salla
— 1 night
Drive
5
Luosto
— 1 night
Drive to Rovaniemi Airport, Fly to Gothenburg-Landvetter Airport

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Rovaniemi

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Sun): make a trip to Santa Claus Village, see Santa Claus Office, then capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour, and finally get engrossed in the history at Arktikum.

For other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Rovaniemi holiday builder tool.

Gothenburg, Sweden to Rovaniemi is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time is 1 hour. In October, Rovaniemi is slightly colder than Gothenburg - with highs of 3°C and lows of -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) early enough to drive to Levi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Adventure · Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours
Find places to stay Oct 26 — 27:

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Levi

Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Mon): get all the equipment you need at Elan Ski Shop & Rental, explore the striking landscape of Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm. Keep things going the next day: identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, tour the pleasant surroundings at Yllas Ski Resort, and then experience rural life at Ounaskievari Reindeer Farm.

To see maps, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Levi driving holiday planning website.

Traveling by car from Rovaniemi to Levi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 3°C, and evening lows to -3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) early enough to travel to Inari.

Things to do in Levi

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 27 — 29:

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Inari

Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. Start off your visit on the 30th (Wed): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church, then get outside with Lake Inari, then relax in the rural setting at Inari Reindeer Farm, and finally get a taste of life in the country at Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus.

To find photos, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Inari online trip itinerary maker.

You can fly from Levi to Inari in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 3°C, and evening lows to -2°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) so you can travel to Salla.

Things to do in Inari

Outdoors · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Oct 29 — 30:

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Salla

Salla is a municipality of Finland, located in Lapland. Kick off your visit on the 31st (Thu): steep yourself in history at Paikanselan Taistelualue, take an in-depth tour of Salla Museum of War & Reconstruction, and then hit the slopes at Salla Ski Resort.

For more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read our Salla day trip tool.

Getting from Inari to Salla by car takes about 5 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to 3°C, and evening lows to -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Luosto.

Things to do in Salla

Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports · Museums
Find places to stay Oct 30 — 31:

1
night
Luosto

Nestled among vast forests and fells, Luosto represents a small idyllic resort village set on the edge of Pyha-Luosto National Park.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Fri): do some two-wheel cruising with Luosto Adventures and then identify plant and animal life at Kopara Reindeer Park.

For reviews, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Luosto online tour itinerary builder.

You can drive from Salla to Luosto in 2 hours. In October in Luosto, expect temperatures between 3°C during the day and -2°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Luosto

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Trails
Find places to stay Oct 31 — Nov 1:
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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.