7 days in Lapland Itinerary

7 days in Lapland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Lapland route maker

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Make it your trip
Fly
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Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Drive
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Saariselka
— 2 nights
Drive
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Levi
— 2 nights
Drive to Kittilä Airport, Fly to Riga

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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.
Go for a jaunt from Rovaniemi to Ranua to see Ranua Zoo about 1 hour away. Next up on the itinerary: take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, have fun at Santa Claus Office, Head underground at Syvasenvaara Fell, and pause for some serene contemplation at Rovaniemi Church.

To find more things to do, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi trip maker.

Riga, Latvia to Rovaniemi is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus, ferry, and train; or drive. Traveling from Riga in September, things will get a bit cooler in Rovaniemi: highs are around 13°C and lows about 6°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Saariselka.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums · Fun & Games

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 24 — 26:

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.
On the 27th (Mon), get advice or help at The Sami Cultural Centre Sajos and then examine the collection at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Tue): trek along Urho Kekkonen National Park.

To find maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Saariselka road trip website.

You can drive from Rovaniemi to Saariselka in 3.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Saariselka can reach 13°C, while at night they dip to 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Levi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 26 — 28:

Levi

— 2 nights
Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
On the 29th (Wed), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the landscape on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read Levi visit planning tool.

Traveling by car from Saariselka to Levi takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Levi can reach 13°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Levi

Parks · Nature · Trails · Tours

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 28 — 30:

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.