8 days in Lapland Itinerary

8 days in Lapland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Lapland tour planner

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Make it your trip
Fly
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Rovaniemi
— 1 day
Drive
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Salla
— 1 night
Drive
3
Saariselka
— 2 nights
Fly
4
Levi
— 2 nights
Drive to Kittilä Airport, Fly to Chicago Midway International Airport

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Rovaniemi

— 1 day

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Sun): stroll the grounds of German Soldier s Cemetery, catch all the local highlights with Feelapland, and then look for gifts at Your Piece Of Finland.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read Rovaniemi trip itinerary planning site.

Chicago, USA to Rovaniemi is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time, which is usually an 8 hour difference. When traveling from Chicago in November, plan for cooler days in Rovaniemi, with highs around 28°F, while nights are a bit cooler with lows around 20°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) so you can travel to Salla.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Historic Sites
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Salla

— 1 night
Salla is a municipality of Finland, located in Lapland. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Mon): stroll through Salla Ski Resort and then get engrossed in the history at Salla Museum of War & Reconstruction.

For traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read our Salla online visit planner.

You can drive from Rovaniemi to Salla in 2 hours. November in Salla sees daily highs of 29°F and lows of 20°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) so you can travel to Saariselka.

Things to do in Salla

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Museums
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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.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Tue): tour the pleasant surroundings at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort. On the next day, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Urho Kekkonen National Park, see the interesting displays at Gold Prospector Museum, then look for gifts at Hippupuoti Gift Shop, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel.

For traveler tips, maps, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Saariselka online trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Salla to Saariselka in 4 hours. In November, plan for daily highs up to 27°F, and evening lows to 16°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) so you can travel to Levi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Trails

Side Trips

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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 21st (Thu): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park. Keep things going the next day: take in the exciting artwork at LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery and then enjoy some diversion at Kids' Land.

For traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Levi online vacation planner.

Traveling by flight from Saariselka to Levi takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 26°F in November, and nighttime lows around 15°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Levi

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Winter Sports

Side Trip

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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.