8 days in Lapland Itinerary

8 days in Lapland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Lapland vacation planner

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Make it your trip
Fly to Ivalo Airport, Drive to Saariselka
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Saariselka
— 2 nights
Drive
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Levi
— 2 nights
Drive
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Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
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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 9th (Tue): get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour and then examine the collection at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center. On the next day, explore the striking landscape of Urho Kekkonen National Park.

To find maps, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Saariselka travel planner.

Rome, Italy to Saariselka is an approximately 11-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Rome to Saariselka due to the time zone difference. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from Rome in November: high temperatures in Saariselka hover around -3°C and lows are around -10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can drive to Levi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors · Trails · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Nov 8 — 10:

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 11th (Thu): explore the landscape on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort. Here are some ideas for day two: get outside with Outdoor Activities and then bet on your favorite at Icekarting Levi.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Levi tour planner.

Traveling by car from Saariselka to Levi takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In November, daytime highs in Levi are -3°C, while nighttime lows are -11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors · Tours · Trails · Parks
Find places to stay Nov 10 — 12:

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 wildlife, museums, and fun & games. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: get in on the family fun at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, make a trip to Lordi's Square, get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, and have fun at Santa Claus Office.

To see more things to do, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Rovaniemi trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Levi to Rovaniemi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. November in Rovaniemi sees daily highs of -2°C and lows of -7°C at night. On the 15th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife
Find places to stay Nov 12 — 15:

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.