8 days in Lapland Itinerary

8 days in Lapland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Lapland planner

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

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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.
Take a break from Rovaniemi with a short trip to Ranua Zoo in Ranua, about 1 hour away. There's still lots to do: take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, see Santa Claus Office, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Rovaniemi Church, and make a trip to Santa Claus Village.

For more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Rovaniemi trip itinerary maker site.

Manila, Philippines to Rovaniemi is an approximately 19.5-hour flight. Traveling from Manila to Rovaniemi, you'll gain 6 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from Manila in July: high temperatures in Rovaniemi hover around 22°C and lows are around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Saariselka.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks · Parks · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

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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.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Mon): get advice or help at The Sami Cultural Centre Sajos and then see the interesting displays at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center. On your second day here, trek along Urho Kekkonen National Park.

For photos, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Saariselka trip maker site.

Drive from Rovaniemi to Saariselka in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Saariselka can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to drive to Levi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Parks · Trails · Winter Sports · Nature

Side Trip

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Levi

— 1 night
Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
On the 7th (Wed), grab your bike and head to Levi Ski Resort.

Discover how to plan a Levi trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Getting from Saariselka to Levi by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Levi can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Levi

Parks · Trails · Tours · Winter Sports
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Highlights from your trip

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.