8 days in Lapland Itinerary

8 days in Lapland Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Washington DC
+3
Train + Bus + Foot + Fly:  18 h 45 min
1
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
2
Saariselka
— 3 nights
Fly:  23 h 15 min
End: Washington DC

2
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
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: get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village, identify plant and animal life at Arctic Emotions Oy, and enjoy some diversion at Santa Claus Office.

For more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Rovaniemi trip itinerary planner.

Washington DC, USA to Rovaniemi is an approximately 17.5- hour combination of train and flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or fly. The time zone difference when traveling from Washington DC to Rovaniemi is 7 hours. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from Washington DC in September: high temperatures in Rovaniemi hover around 53°F and lows are around 42°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can drive to Saariselka.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Wildlife Theme Parks Parks
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Arktikum ©
Arktikum
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Santa Claus Office ©
Santa Claus Office

3
nights
Saariselka

Saariselka ©
Outdoor pursuits--ranging from cross-country skiing and snowmobiling to reindeer safaris and chasing Northern Lights--draw the largest number of tourists to Saariselka.
Get out of town with these interesting Saariselka side-trips: Inari (Angeli Reindeer Farm, Saint Tryphon Pechenga Orthodox Church, &more). There's more to do: fly down the slopes at Urho Kekkonen National Park and look for gifts at Hippupuoti Gift Shop.

To see maps, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Saariselka trip itinerary maker website.

Traveling by car from Rovaniemi to Saariselka takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 52°F, and evening lows to 39°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trip

Inari
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Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center
Urho Kekkonen National Park ©
Urho Kekkonen National Park
Nature & Wildlife Tours

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