8 days in Lapland Itinerary

8 days in Lapland Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Helsinki
Fly + Bus:  4 h
1
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
2
Levi
— 2 nights
Fly + Bus:  3 h
3
Saariselka
— 3 nights
+2
Bus + Taxi + Fly:  4 h 15 min
End: Helsinki

2
nights
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Step off the beaten path and head to Rovaniemi Local History Museum and Forestry Museum of Lapland. Next up on the itinerary: revel in the low prices at Marttiini Store Old Factory, find something for the whole family at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, look for gifts at Your Piece Of Finland, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Rovaniemen ortodoksinen kirkko.

To see reviews, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Rovaniemi trip maker site.

Helsinki to Rovaniemi is an approximately 4- hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In July, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Levi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Tours Wildlife Outdoors
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Rovaniemi Local History Museum ©
Rovaniemi Local History Museum
Forestry Museum of Lapland ©
Forestry Museum of Lapland

2
nights
Levi

Levi ©
Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Thu): explore the landscape on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort. Keep things going the next day: don't miss a visit to Lapland Hotels SnowVillage and then join the crowd at Icekarting Levi.

To see photos, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read Levi road trip planning site.

You can drive from Rovaniemi to Levi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in July, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Saariselka.

Things to do in Levi

Winter Sports Tours Trails

Side Trip

Lapland Hotels SnowVillage
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Lapland Hotels SnowVillage ©
Lapland Hotels SnowVillage
Icekarting Levi ©
Icekarting Levi

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Saariselka Reindeer Farm and Shamaan Design - Lappi Shop. Explore Saariselka's surroundings by going to Inari (Inari Reindeer Farm & Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center). categoryPhrases.sentence.On_the_day_spend_an_exhilarating_day_on_the_slopes_at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort. There's still lots to do: hit the slopes at Urho Kekkonen National Park and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel.

For more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Saariselka trip itinerary planning website.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Levi to Saariselka takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. July in Saariselka sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 11°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Saariselka

Winter Sports Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Inari
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Urho Kekkonen National Park ©
Urho Kekkonen National Park
Saariselka Reindeer Farm ©
Saariselka Reindeer Farm
Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel ©
Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel

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