7 days in Lapland Itinerary

7 days in Lapland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Lapland journey planner

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Fly
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Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Drive
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Levi
— 2 nights
Drive
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Pyhatunturi
— 1 night
Drive
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Saariselka
— 2 nights
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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 5th (Tue): get engrossed in the history at Arktikum and then get curious at Science Centre Pilke. Keep things going the next day: make a trip to Santa Claus Village and then take an exotic tour of a safari tour.

Make your Rovaniemi itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Turku to Rovaniemi is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also take a train; or drive. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Turku in October: high temperatures in Rovaniemi hover around 3°C and lows are around -1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) so you can go by car to Levi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums · Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Thu): grab your bike and head to Levi Ski Resort. Here are some ideas for day two: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour and then wander the streets of Ounasjoki - River for activities.

To see reviews, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Levi travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Rovaniemi to Levi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Levi can reach 3°C, while at night they dip to -3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) so you can travel to Pyhatunturi.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors · Tours · Trails · Winter Sports
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Pyhatunturi

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sat): explore the striking landscape of Pyha-Luosto National Park.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read our Pyhatunturi trip planner.

Traveling by car from Levi to Pyhatunturi takes 2.5 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to 3°C, and evening lows to -2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Saariselka.

Things to do in Pyhatunturi

Nature · Parks
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Highlights from your trip

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 10th (Sun), hike along Urho Kekkonen National Park. On your second day here, get advice or help at The Sami Cultural Centre Sajos and then examine the collection at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center.

To see other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Saariselka visit planner.

Getting from Pyhatunturi to Saariselka by car takes about 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 3°C in October, and nighttime lows around -2°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Saariselka

Trails · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Nature

Side Trip

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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.