8 days in Lapland Itinerary

8 days in Lapland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Lapland trip planner

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Make it your trip
Fly
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Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Drive
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Saariselka
— 2 nights
Fly
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Levi
— 3 nights
Drive to Kittilä Airport, Fly to Amsterdam

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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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Santa Claus Village and Safaris. The adventure continues: find something for the whole family at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, make a trip to Lordi's Square, hit the slopes at Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy, and see Santa Claus Office.

To see photos, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read Rovaniemi trip itinerary planning app.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Rovaniemi is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and train. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Amsterdam to Rovaniemi due to the time zone difference. In January, Rovaniemi is cooler than Amsterdam - with highs of -10°C and lows of -17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) so you can drive to Saariselka.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Outdoors · Theme Parks · Wildlife · 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.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Tue): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel, surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, then look for gifts at Hippupuoti Gift Shop, and finally examine the collection at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center. On the 5th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: fly down the slopes at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort and then find something for the whole family at Angry Birds Activity Park.

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Traveling by car from Rovaniemi to Saariselka takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Rovaniemi in January, expect a bit cooler with lows of -20°C in Saariselka. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to drive to Levi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports · Museums

Side Trip

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Levi

— 3 nights
Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Levi Ski Resort and Lapland Hotels SnowVillage. There's much more to do: have some family-friendly fun at Kids' Land, bet on your favorite at Icekarting Levi, make a trip to Giewont Husky Adventures, and stop by Elan Ski Shop & Rental.

For where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Levi day trip planning tool.

You can fly from Saariselka to Levi in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In January in Levi, expect temperatures between -11°C during the day and -21°C at night. On the 8th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports · Tours

Side Trip

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Lapland travel guide

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Landmarks · Nightlife · Safaris
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.