7 days in Lapland Itinerary

7 days in Lapland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Lapland tour planner

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Rovaniemi
— 1 night
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Saariselka
— 2 nights
Fly
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Kittila
— 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.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Wed): see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour and then take an in-depth tour of Arktikum.

To find more things to do, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read Rovaniemi tour itinerary planner.

Wuhan, China to Rovaniemi is an approximately 18-hour flight. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 6 hours traveling from Wuhan to Rovaniemi. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Wuhan in January; daily highs in Rovaniemi reach -10°C and lows reach -17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Saariselka.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Tours · Wildlife · Outdoors · Museums
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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 12th (Thu), take an exotic tour of Lapland Safaris Saariselka and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel. On your second day here, hit the slopes at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort and then see the interesting displays at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center.

To see maps, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Saariselka road trip planning tool.

Getting from Rovaniemi to Saariselka by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Traveling from Rovaniemi in January, plan for slightly colder nights in Saariselka, with lows around -20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to fly to Kittila.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors · Winter Sports · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

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Kittila

— 2 nights
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. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sat): see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour and then make a trip to Lapland Hotels SnowVillage. On the 15th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: glide through natural beauty at Seven Fells Up and then stroll through Yllas Ski Resort.

To find reviews, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Kittila trip maker tool.

You can fly from Saariselka to Kittila in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and car. Expect a daytime high around -11°C in January, and nighttime lows around -22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kittila

Outdoors · Winter Sports · Tours · Parks

Side Trips

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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.