8 days in Lapland Itinerary

8 days in Lapland Itinerary

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Fly to Ivalo Airport, Drive to Saariselka
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Saariselka
— 1 day
Fly
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Levi
— 3 nights
Drive
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Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
Bus to Kittilän koulukeskus, Fly to Paris CDG

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Saariselka

Outdoor pursuits--ranging from cross-country skiing and snowmobiling to reindeer safaris and chasing Northern Lights--draw the largest number of tourists to Saariselka.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Tue): identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, then stop by Hippupuoti Gift Shop, then examine the collection at Gold Prospector Museum, and finally get in on the family fun at Angry Birds Activity Park.

To see traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Saariselka tour itinerary planner.

Paris, France to Saariselka is an approximately 15-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Traveling from Paris to Saariselka, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Paris in January, things will get much colder in Saariselka: highs are around -11°C and lows about -20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) early enough to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Theme Parks · Outdoors · Museums · Tours

Side Trip

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Levi

Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Levi: Lapland Hotels SnowVillage (in Kittila) and Safaris (in Akaslompolo). Spend the 21st (Thu) on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort. And it doesn't end there: join the crowd at Icekarting Levi, shop like a local with Elan Ski Shop & Rental, hit the slopes at Kids' Land, and stroll through Yllas Ski Resort.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Levi itinerary maker.

Getting from Saariselka to Levi by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Levi can reach -11°C, while at night they dip to -21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) to allow time to drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports · Tours

Side Trips

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Rovaniemi

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Rovaniemi is known for wildlife, museums, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Santa Claus Village, take an exotic tour of a safari tour, see Santa Claus Office, and get in on the family fun at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus.

For ratings, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read Rovaniemi trip planner.

Drive from Levi to Rovaniemi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Levi in January, expect a bit warmer with lows of -17°C in Rovaniemi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks · Outdoors · Museums · Tours
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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.