8 days in Lapland Itinerary

8 days in Lapland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Lapland holiday planner

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Make it your trip
Fly
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Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
Drive
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Levi
— 1 night
Drive
3
Saariselka
— 1 night
Drive
4
Luosto
— 2 nights
Drive to Rovaniemi Airport, Fly to Newark

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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 museums, nightlife, and wildlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, get in on the family fun at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, explore the fascinating underground world of Syvasenvaara Fell, and make a trip to Santa Claus Office.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi trip itinerary planning tool.

Newark, USA to Rovaniemi is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time is 7 hours. When traveling from Newark in June, plan for colder days and slightly colder nights in Rovaniemi: temperatures range from 60°F by day to 46°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to drive to Levi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Theme Parks
Find places to stay Jun 27 — 30:

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.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Fri): grab your bike and head to Levi Ski Resort.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Levi trip planner.

You can drive from Rovaniemi to Levi in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 59°F in June, and nighttime lows around 44°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) to allow time to drive to Saariselka.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors · Tours · Winter Sports · Parks
Find places to stay Jun 30 — Jul 1:
Highlights from your trip

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 2nd (Sat), stroll through Urho Kekkonen National Park.

To see maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Saariselka journey maker app.

You can drive from Levi to Saariselka in 3.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In July in Saariselka, expect temperatures between 64°F during the day and 49°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) early enough to go by car to Luosto.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors · Winter Sports · Nature · Parks
Find places to stay Jul 1 — 2:
Highlights from your trip

Luosto

— 2 nights
Nestled among vast forests and fells, Luosto represents a small idyllic resort village set on the edge of Pyha-Luosto National Park.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Sun): explore the stunning scenery at Isokuru, then discover the riches below the earth's surface at Amethyst Mine Lapland, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Luosto.

To find other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Luosto trip itinerary planning app.

Traveling by car from Saariselka to Luosto takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. In July in Luosto, expect temperatures between 68°F during the day and 50°F at night. You will leave for home on the 4th (Mon).

Things to do in Luosto

Nature · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 2 — 4:

Lapland travel guide

3.9
Landmarks · Nightlife · Safaris
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.