8 days in Lapland Itinerary

8 days in Lapland Itinerary

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Fly
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Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Drive
2
Levi
— 2 nights
Fly
3
Saariselka
— 2 nights
Drive
4
Luosto
— 1 night
Drive to Rovaniemi Airport, Fly to Lennart Meri Tallinn Airport

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Rovaniemi

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Step out of Rovaniemi with an excursion to Ranua Zoo in Ranua--about 1 hour away. There's much more to do: take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Rovaniemi Church, explore the world behind art at Korundi House of Culture, and don't miss a visit to Lordi's Square.

To see reviews, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Rovaniemi road trip tool.

Tallinn, Estonia to Rovaniemi is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also do a combination of ferry and train; or drive. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Tallinn in September: high temperatures in Rovaniemi hover around 13°C and lows are around 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Levi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums · Parks · Wildlife · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

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Levi

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 17th (Thu): explore the striking landscape of Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the landscape on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort.

For ratings, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read our Levi tour planning website.

Traveling by car from Rovaniemi to Levi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. September in Levi sees daily highs of 13°C and lows of 5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Saariselka.

Things to do in Levi

Parks · Winter Sports · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 16 — 18:

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sat): get outside with Lake Inari, see the interesting displays at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center, and then get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Keep things going the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel, then hit the slopes at Urho Kekkonen National Park, and then stop by Hippupuoti Gift Shop.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, use the Saariselka travel route planner.

Getting from Levi to Saariselka by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Saariselka can reach 13°C, while at night they dip to 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Luosto.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors · Winter Sports · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 18 — 20:

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Luosto

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 21st (Mon): take in the awesome beauty at Luosto and then discover the riches below the earth's surface at Amethyst Mine Lapland.

For photos, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Luosto online trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Saariselka to Luosto by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Luosto can reach 14°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. On the 21st (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Luosto

Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 20 — 21:

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.