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 night
Drive
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Levi
— 3 nights
Drive
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Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
Bus to Kittilän koulukeskus, Fly to Paris

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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.
On the 11th (Mon), stop by Shamaan Design - Lappi Shop, surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, then get in on the family fun at Angry Birds Activity Park, and finally wander the wide-open spaces of Saariselka Reindeer Farm.

To find traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Saariselka trip itinerary planning site.

Paris, France to Saariselka is an approximately 14.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Paris to Saariselka is 1 hour. Traveling from Paris in January, expect Saariselka to be much colder, temps between -11°C and -20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Levi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Wildlife · Tours · Theme Parks · Outdoors
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Levi

— 3 nights
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 13th (Wed) on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort. The adventure continues: join the crowd at Icekarting Levi, stroll through Yllas Ski Resort, stop by Elan Ski Shop & Rental, and shop like a local with LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery.

To see where to stay and tourist information, refer to the Levi trip itinerary maker tool.

Getting from Saariselka to Levi by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Levi can reach -11°C, while at night they dip to -21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports · Tours

Side Trips

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Rovaniemi

— 3 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 plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village, take an exotic tour of a safari tour, get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, and examine the collection at Christmas House Santa.

To find reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi trip itinerary tool.

Traveling by car from Levi to Rovaniemi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Levi in January, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Rovaniemi, with lows around -17°C. On the 17th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums · Theme Parks · Wildlife · Tours

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.