8 days in Lapland Itinerary

8 days in Lapland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Lapland journey 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
Fly
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Saariselka
— 2 nights
Drive
4
Luosto
— 1 night
Drive to Rovaniemi Airport, Fly to Syracuse Hancock International Airport

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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.
Go for a jaunt from Rovaniemi to Ranua to see Ranua Zoo about 1 hour away. There's much more to do: take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, don't miss a visit to Lordi's Square, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Rovaniemi Church, and find something for the whole family at Moomin Snowcastle.

To find maps, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi visit planner.

Syracuse, USA to Rovaniemi is an approximately 19-hour flight. You'll lose 7 hours traveling from Syracuse to Rovaniemi due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Syracuse in September, plan for colder days in Rovaniemi, with highs around 53°F, while nights are little chillier with lows around 42°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) so you can drive to Levi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks · Museums · Wildlife · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 28 — Oct 1:

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.
On the 2nd (Sat), grab your bike and head to Levi Ski Resort.

To see photos, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Levi online trip planner.

Traveling by car from Rovaniemi to Levi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 37°F, and evening lows to 27°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Saariselka.

Things to do in Levi

Adventure · Trails · Outdoors · Winter Sports
Find places to stay Oct 1 — 2:
Highlights from your trip

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 3rd (Sun), pause for some serene contemplation at Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel, hike along Urho Kekkonen National Park, and then stop by Hippupuoti Gift Shop. Here are some ideas for day two: take a memorable tour with Tours, then see the interesting displays at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center, and then trek along Juutua Nature Trail.

To see reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Saariselka online road trip planner.

Fly from Levi to Saariselka in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or 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 4th (Mon) so you can drive to Luosto.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors · Trails · Parks · Winter Sports

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 2 — 4:

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.
For traveler tips, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read our Luosto online attractions planner.

Drive from Saariselka to Luosto in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Luosto are 37°F, while nighttime lows are 28°F. You'll have a few hours on the 5th (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Luosto

Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors · Tours
Find places to stay Oct 4 — 5:

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.