8 days in Lapland Itinerary

8 days in Lapland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Lapland sightseeing planner

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Make it your trip
Fly
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Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Drive
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Saariselka
— 1 night
Drive
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Levi
— 4 nights
Drive to Kittilä Airport, Fly to Brussels

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Rovaniemi

— 2 nights

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 trip includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Santa Claus Village, see Santa Claus Office, take an exotic tour of a safari tour, and take an in-depth tour of Arktikum.

To see where to stay, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read our Rovaniemi trip itinerary planner.

Brussels, Belgium to Rovaniemi is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and train. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Brussels to Rovaniemi due to the time zone difference. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from Brussels in January: high temperatures in Rovaniemi hover around -10°C and lows are around -17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Saariselka.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Fun & Games
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Saariselka

— 1 night
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 5th (Wed): identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas and then get all the equipment you need at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort.

To see photos, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Saariselka online trip maker.

You can drive from Rovaniemi to Saariselka in 3.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Traveling from Rovaniemi in January, plan for slightly colder nights in Saariselka, with lows around -20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can drive to Levi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks · Winter Sports
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Levi

— 4 nights
Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
Explore Levi's surroundings by going to Seven Fells Up (in Akaslompolo) and Lapland Hotels SnowVillage (in Kittila). Spend the 7th (Fri) on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort. Next up on the itinerary: bet on your favorite at Icekarting Levi, shop like a local with LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery, and get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

To see maps, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read our Levi tour planning site.

You can drive from Saariselka to Levi in 3.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. January in Levi sees daily highs of -11°C and lows of -21°C at night. On the 9th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors · Tours · Winter Sports · Parks

Side Trips

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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.