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
— 1 night
Drive
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Levi
— 2 nights
Drive
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Saariselka
— 2 nights
Drive to Ivalo Airport, Fly to Washington

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Rovaniemi

— 1 night

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 3rd (Sun): take an in-depth tour of Arktikum and then don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village. On your second day here, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Ranua Zoo and then have fun at Santa Claus Office.

To see ratings, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi day trip planner.

Washington, USA to Rovaniemi is an approximately 18-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET) is 7 hours. When traveling from Washington in April, plan for much colder days in Rovaniemi, with highs around 38°F, while nights are slightly colder with lows around 26°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) so you can go by car to Levi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Zoos & Aquariums · Wildlife · Parks · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Apr 2 — 4:

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.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Tue): grab your bike and head to Levi Ski Resort. Here are some ideas for day two: take an exotic tour of Lapland Safaris Levi, stop by Elan Ski Shop & Rental, and then bet on your favorite at Icekarting Levi.

Before you visit Levi, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Drive from Rovaniemi to Levi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 38°F, and evening lows to 25°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Saariselka.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors · Tours · Winter Sports · Adventure
Find places to stay Apr 4 — 6:

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 7th (Thu), fly down the slopes at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort and then get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

To find other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Saariselka trip itinerary maker app.

Traveling by car from Levi to Saariselka takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In April in Saariselka, expect temperatures between 37°F during the day and 22°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors · Tours · Winter Sports · Wildlife
Find places to stay Apr 6 — 8:

Lapland travel guide

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Landmarks · Nightlife · Safaris
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.