7 days in Lapland Itinerary

7 days in Lapland Itinerary

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7 days in Lapland Itinerary

Start: Montreal
Fly:  15​h
1
Kittila
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
2
Saariselka
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
+2
bus + foot + Fly:  16​h 45​min
End: Montreal

1
night
Kittila

Kittila ©
Kittilä is a municipality of Finland and a popular holiday resort.It is located in northern Finland north of the Arctic Circle within the Lapland region. On the 3rd (Fri), glide through natural beauty at Levi Ski Resort. Here are some ideas for day two: experience rural life at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm, then take an exotic tour of a safari tour, then don't miss a visit to LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery, and finally have some family-friendly fun at Kid's Land.

To find reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Kittila road trip app .

Montreal, Canada to Kittila is an approximately 15-hour flight. Traveling from Montreal to Kittila, you'll lose 7 hours due to the time zone difference. In January, Kittila is slightly colder than Montreal - with highs of -11°C and lows of -22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to drive to Saariselka.

Things to do in Kittila

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trip

Levi
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Safaris
LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery ©
LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery

2
nights
Saariselka

Saariselka ©
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sun): fly down the slopes at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Urho Kekkonen National Park, examine the collection at Gold Prospector Museum, then look for gifts at Hippupuoti Gift Shop, and finally enjoy some friendly competition at Saariselka Bowling.

To find photos, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Saariselka online day trip planner .

You can drive from Kittila to Saariselka in 3 hours. Another option is to take a bus. January in Saariselka sees daily highs of -11°C and lows of -20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Parks Winter Sports Outdoors

Side Trip

Gold Prospector Museum
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Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort ©
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort
Urho Kekkonen National Park ©
Urho Kekkonen National Park
Gold Prospector Museum ©
Gold Prospector Museum

2
nights
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 7th (Tue), see Santa Claus Office, see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, then get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Rovaniemi Church.

For where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Rovaniemi journey maker .

Getting from Saariselka to Rovaniemi by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In January, daytime highs in Rovaniemi are -10°C, while nighttime lows are -17°C. On the 8th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Safaris
Arktikum ©
Arktikum
Rovaniemi Church ©
Rovaniemi Church

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