7 days in Lapland Itinerary

7 days in Lapland Itinerary

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Drive to Kittilä Airport, Fly to Amsterdam Airport Schiphol



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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.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sun): get curious at Pilke Science Centre and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Rovaniemi Church. On the next day, make a trip to Lordi's Square, look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, then don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Office, and finally make a trip to Santa Claus Village.

To find ratings, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read our Rovaniemi road trip website.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Rovaniemi is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Amsterdam to Rovaniemi. When traveling from Amsterdam in October, plan for much colder days in Rovaniemi, with highs around 3°C, while nights are slightly colder with lows around -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) early enough to drive to Saariselka.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Childrens Museums
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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.
Escape the urban bustle at Urho Kekkonen National Park and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church and Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel will appeal to history buffs. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Saariselka: Inari (Juutua Nature Trail & Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center). There's more to do: hit the slopes at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort and look for gifts at Hippupuoti Gift Shop.

To see maps, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Saariselka day trip site.

Getting from Rovaniemi to Saariselka by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Saariselka are 3°C, while nighttime lows are -2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) to allow time to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports · Trails

Side Trip

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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. On your second day here, take a stroll through Ounasjoki - River for activities and then relax and rejuvenate at KuruYoga Levi.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Levi trip itinerary planning site.

Fly from Saariselka to Levi in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Levi can reach 3°C, while at night they dip to -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Levi

Winter Sports · Parks · Outdoors · Tours
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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.