8 days in Lapland Itinerary

8 days in Lapland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Lapland trip itinerary planner

©
This plan was created by another user. Make it your plan

Route & dates

Start: Exeter
Train + Fly:  10 h 15 min
1
Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h
2
Kittila
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h
3
Saariselka
— 2 nights
Fly:  17 h 15 min
End: Exeter

1
night
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Sun): engage your brain at Pilke Science Centre, then take an exotic tour of a safari tour, then see Santa Claus Office, and finally don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village. On the next day, look for gifts at Your Piece Of Finland, then get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, then find something for the whole family at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, and finally make a trip to Lordi's Square.

To see traveler tips, ratings, photos, and tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi trip itinerary planner.

Exeter, UK to Rovaniemi is an approximately 10.5- hour combination of train and flight. You can also fly; or do a combination of train, bus, and flight. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Exeter to Rovaniemi due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around -10°C in January, and nighttime lows around -17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) early enough to drive to Kittila.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks Museums Wildlife
Find places to stay Jan 27 — 28:
Highlights from your plan
Safaris
SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus ©
SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village

2
nights
Kittila

Kittila ©
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. Start off your visit on the 29th (Tue): glide through natural beauty at Levi Ski Resort. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: don't miss a visit to Lapland Hotels SnowVillage, don't miss a visit to Giewont Husky Adventures, then join the crowd at Icekarting Levi, then explore the galleries of LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery, and finally fly down the slopes at Kids' Land.

To find reviews, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Kittila online day trip planner.

Getting from Rovaniemi to Kittila by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. Traveling from Rovaniemi in January, expect a bit cooler with lows of -22°C in Kittila. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) early enough to drive to Saariselka.

Things to do in Kittila

Winter Sports Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Levi
Find places to stay Jan 28 — 30:
Highlights from your plan
Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Icekarting Levi ©
Icekarting Levi
Lapland Hotels SnowVillage ©
Lapland Hotels SnowVillage

2
nights
Saariselka

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 31st (Thu): hit the slopes at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort. Keep things going the next day: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, hit the slopes at Urho Kekkonen National Park, then pause for some serene contemplation at Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel, and finally stop by Shamaan Design - Lappi Shop.

To see photos, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Saariselka trip itinerary builder tool.

Traveling by car from Kittila to Saariselka takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. In January, daytime highs in Saariselka are -11°C, while nighttime lows are -20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors Winter Sports Parks

Side Trip

Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel
Find places to stay Jan 30 — Feb 1:
Highlights from your plan
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort ©
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort
Urho Kekkonen National Park ©
Urho Kekkonen National Park
Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel ©
Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel

Similar Plans

10 days in Lapland BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES January, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, wildlife, popular & hidden gems Preferences: January, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, wildlife Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Medium 9 days in Lapland & Helsinki BY A USER FROM FINLAND February, teens, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums, wildlife, popular sights Preferences: February, teens, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums, wildlife Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 9 days in Lapland BY A USER FROM FINLAND February, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums, wildlife, popular sights Preferences: February, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums, wildlife Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 11 days in Lapland & Helsinki BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES March, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, wildlife, hidden gems Preferences: March, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, wildlife Attraction style: Hidden gems Pace: Medium 9 days in Lapland & Helsinki BY A USER FROM INDIA October, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, popular sights Preferences: October, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 12 days in Lapland BY A USER FROM THAILAND May, outdoors, relaxing, wildlife, popular & hidden gems Preferences: May, outdoors, relaxing, wildlife Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Medium 6 days in Lapland BY A USER FROM FINLAND December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, wildlife, popular & hidden gems Preferences: December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, wildlife Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Medium 15 days in Lapland BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums, wildlife, popular sights Preferences: December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums, wildlife Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 5 days in Lapland BY A USER FROM PORTUGAL November, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, fast-paced, popular & hidden gems Preferences: November, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Fast-paced 9 days in Lapland BY A USER FROM RUSSIA December, culture, romantic, shopping, popular sights Preferences: December, culture, romantic, shopping Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 9 days in Lapland BY A USER FROM SWITZERLAND December, outdoors, wildlife, popular & hidden gems Preferences: December, outdoors, wildlife Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Medium 9 days in Lapland BY A USER FROM CROATIA June, culture, relaxing, wildlife, popular sights Preferences: June, culture, relaxing, wildlife Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium
See more plans