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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Levi
— 1 night
Drive
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Saariselka
— 2 nights
Drive
4
Luosto
— 1 night
Drive to Rovaniemi Airport, Fly to Seattle

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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 plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village, have fun at Santa Claus Office, explore the fascinating underground world of Syvasenvaara Fell, and get curious at Pilke Science Centre.

To see other places to visit, maps, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi trip planner.

Seattle, USA to Rovaniemi is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Seattle to Rovaniemi is 10 hours. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from Seattle in October: high temperatures in Rovaniemi hover around 37°F and lows are around 30°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Levi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums · Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife
Find places to stay Oct 6 — 8:

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 9th (Fri): grab your bike and head to Levi Ski Resort.

To see more things to do, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read our Levi attractions planning site.

You can drive from Rovaniemi to Levi in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In October in Levi, expect temperatures between 37°F during the day and 27°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to drive to Saariselka.

Things to do in Levi

Tours · Outdoors · Trails · Adventure
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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.
On the 10th (Sat), get outside with Outdoor Activities, then examine the collection at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center, and then head outdoors with Lake Inari. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel, then explore the striking landscape of Urho Kekkonen National Park, and then look for gifts at Hippupuoti Gift Shop.

Make your Saariselka itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

You can drive from Levi to Saariselka in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October in Saariselka, expect temperatures between 37°F during the day and 28°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can drive to Luosto.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors · Nature · Trails · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 9 — 11:

Luosto

— 1 night
Nestled among vast forests and fells, Luosto represents a small idyllic resort village set on the edge of Pyha-Luosto National Park.
On the 12th (Mon), discover the riches below the earth's surface at Amethyst Mine Lapland.

For ratings, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Luosto trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Saariselka to Luosto by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 37°F in October, and nighttime lows around 28°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.
Find places to stay Oct 11 — 12:
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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.