8 days in Lapland Itinerary

8 days in Lapland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Lapland trip itinerary planner

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Make it your trip
Fly
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Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Drive
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Saariselka
— 2 nights
Drive
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Kilpisjarvi
— 1 night
Drive
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Levi
— 2 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.
When in Rovaniemi, make a side trip to see Ranua Zoo in Ranua, approximately Ranua away. The adventure continues: take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Office, get some fabulous bargains at Marttiini Store Old Factory, and get curious at Pilke Science Centre.

To see reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Rovaniemi holiday planner.

Brussels, Belgium to Rovaniemi is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Brussels to Rovaniemi, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Brussels in July, expect nights in Rovaniemi to be about the same, around 13°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Saariselka.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Wildlife

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 7 — 9:

Saariselka

— 2 nights
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 10th (Sat): head outdoors with Lake Inari, see the interesting displays at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center, and then surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour. Here are some ideas for day two: pause for some serene contemplation at Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel and then stroll through Urho Kekkonen National Park.

To see more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Saariselka online driving holiday planner.

Drive from Rovaniemi to Saariselka in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can travel to Kilpisjarvi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors · Trails · Parks · Winter Sports

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 9 — 11:

Kilpisjarvi

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Mon): admire the sheer force of Tsahkal Falls and then don't miss a visit to Saana.

To see maps, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Kilpisjarvi itinerary planner.

You can drive from Saariselka to Kilpisjarvi in 6.5 hours. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Saariselka to Kilpisjarvi due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 18°C in July, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Kilpisjarvi

Outdoors · Trails · Parks · Nature
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Highlights from your trip

Levi

— 2 nights
Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Tue): explore the striking landscape of Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park. Keep things going the next day: glide through natural beauty at Levi Ski Resort.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Levi tour builder website.

Getting from Kilpisjarvi to Levi by car takes about 3.5 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Kilpisjarvi to Levi. Traveling from Kilpisjarvi in July, you will find days in Levi are somewhat warmer (22°C), and nights are about the same (11°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Levi

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 12 — 14:

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.