8 days in Lapland Itinerary

8 days in Lapland Itinerary

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Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Drive
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Luosto
— 1 night
Drive
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Saariselka
— 2 nights
Drive
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Levi
— 2 nights
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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.
When in Rovaniemi, make a side trip to see Ranua Zoo in Ranua, approximately Ranua away. The adventure continues: take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, explore the fascinating underground world of Syvasenvaara Fell, see Santa Claus Office, and see the interesting displays at Christmas House Santa.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi day trip planning tool.

London, UK to Rovaniemi is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET), which is usually a 2 hour difference. Traveling from London in September, things will get a bit cooler in Rovaniemi: highs are around 13°C and lows about 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Luosto.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums · Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 26 — 28:

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.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Wed): take in the awesome beauty at Luosto, discover the riches below the earth's surface at Amethyst Mine Lapland, and then explore the stunning scenery at Isokuru.

To find where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Luosto day trip planning tool.

You can drive from Rovaniemi to Luosto in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 14°C in September, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Saariselka.

Things to do in Luosto

Nature · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 28 — 29:

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.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Thu): get advice or help at The Sami Cultural Centre Sajos and then see the interesting displays at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Urho Kekkonen National Park.

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You can drive from Luosto to Saariselka in 2.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of taxi and bus. September in Saariselka sees daily highs of 13°C and lows of 4°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) so you can drive to Levi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Nature · Trails · Outdoors · Winter Sports

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 29 — Oct 1:

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 2nd (Sat): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun): grab your bike and head to Levi Ski Resort.

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You can drive from Saariselka to Levi in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 3°C in October, and nighttime lows around -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in Levi

Parks · Nature · Trails · Adventure

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 1 — 3:

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.