8 days in Lapland Itinerary

8 days in Lapland Itinerary

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Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
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Saariselka
— 3 nights
Fly
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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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Santa Claus Village and Pilke Science Centre. There's still lots to do: find something for the whole family at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, see Santa Claus Office, and let the kids burn off some steam at Angry Birds Park.

For photos, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi day trip planner.

London, UK to Rovaniemi is an approximately 6.5-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 to Eastern European Standard Time, which is usually a 2 hour difference. Traveling from London in October, you will find days in Rovaniemi are colder (3°C), and nights are a bit cooler (-1°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Saariselka.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks · Wildlife · Museums · Tours
Find places to stay Oct 23 — 25:

Saariselka

— 3 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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Urho Kekkonen National Park and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Change things up with these side-trips from Saariselka: Inari (Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center & Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church). There's still lots to do: hit the slopes at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort, get in on the family fun at Angry Birds Activity Park, and pause for some serene contemplation at Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Saariselka using our trip planner.

Traveling by car from Rovaniemi to Saariselka takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Saariselka are 3°C, while nighttime lows are -2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors · Winter Sports · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 25 — 28:

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.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Fri): ski along the peaceful trails at Levi Ski Resort. Keep things going the next day: join the crowd at Icekarting Levi, look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, and then relax and rejuvenate at KuruYoga Levi.

To find reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Levi trip planner.

Getting from Saariselka to Levi by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Levi are 3°C, while nighttime lows are -3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Levi

Tours · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Trails
Find places to stay Oct 28 — 30:

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.