8 days in Lapland Itinerary

8 days in Lapland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Lapland tour itinerary 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 in-depth tour of Arktikum, and identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas.

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Brussels, Belgium to Rovaniemi is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Brussels in January; daily highs in Rovaniemi reach -10°C and lows reach -17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Saariselka.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Outdoors · Wildlife · 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): head outdoors with Outdoor Activities and then fly down the slopes at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort.

For traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, use the Saariselka journey site.

Traveling by car from Rovaniemi to Saariselka takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Saariselka when traveling from Rovaniemi in January, with lows around -20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to drive to Levi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Parks
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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. And it doesn't end there: join the crowd at Icekarting Levi, look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, and get a taste of the local shopping with LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery.

To find reviews, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Levi day trip app.

Traveling by car from Saariselka to Levi takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around -11°C in January, and nighttime lows around -21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors · Tours · Winter Sports · Adventure

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.