8 days in Lapland Itinerary

8 days in Lapland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Lapland route planner

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Make it your trip
Fly
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Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Drive
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Saariselka
— 1 night
Fly
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Levi
— 4 nights
Drive to Kittilä Airport, Fly to Brussels Airport

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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 Ranua Zoo and Arktikum. There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village, see Santa Claus Office, explore the world behind art at Korundi House of Culture, and look for gifts at Your Piece Of Finland.

To find reviews, maps, and tourist information, read Rovaniemi online journey planner.

Brussels, Belgium to Rovaniemi is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Brussels to Rovaniemi. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Brussels in April, with highs in Rovaniemi at 3°C and lows at -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Saariselka.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums · Parks · Wildlife · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

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Saariselka

— 1 night
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 5th (Tue): hit the slopes at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort and then get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

For where to stay, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Saariselka trip itinerary builder site.

Traveling by car from Rovaniemi to Saariselka takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 3°C, and evening lows to -6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) so you can travel to Levi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors · Winter Sports · Parks · Wildlife
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Levi

— 4 nights
Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
Kids will enjoy Levi Ski Resort and Lapland Hotels SnowVillage. Change things up with a short trip to Konijanka Petting Zoo in Akaslompolo (about 1h 5 min away). There's much more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Lapland Safaris Levi, see Off-Road Tours, look for gifts at Elan Ski Shop & Rental, and hit the slopes at Kids' Land.

To find where to stay, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Levi online holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Saariselka to Levi takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Levi are 3°C, while nighttime lows are -4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Winter Sports

Side Trips

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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.