8 days in Lapland Itinerary

8 days in Lapland Itinerary

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8 days in Lapland Itinerary

Start: Tokyo
Fly:  17​h 15​min
1
Rovaniemi
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Salla
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Saariselka
— 1 night
4
Levi
— 3 nights
Fly:  23​h 45​min
End: Tokyo

1
day
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 2nd (Wed), stop by Your Piece Of Finland, look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, then explore the different monuments and memorials at German Soldier s Cemetery, and finally get in on the family fun at Santa Claus Village.

For more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi trip planning site .

Tokyo, Japan to Rovaniemi is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and bus. You'll gain 7 hours traveling from Tokyo to Rovaniemi due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Tokyo in January, things will get cooler in Rovaniemi: highs are around -10°C and lows about -17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) so you can travel to Salla.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Wildlife Tours Outdoors
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German Soldier s Cemetery ©
German Soldier s Cemetery
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village

1
night
Salla

Salla ©
Salla is a municipality of Finland, located in Lapland. On the 3rd (Thu), stroll through Salla Ski Resort, then learn about all things military at Salla Museum of War & Reconstruction, and then contemplate the long history of Paikanselan Taistelualue.

To find reviews, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Salla trip tool .

Traveling by car from Rovaniemi to Salla takes 2 hours. In January, daytime highs in Salla are -11°C, while nighttime lows are -19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Saariselka.

Things to do in Salla

Winter Sports Outdoors Parks
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Salla Ski Resort ©
Salla Ski Resort

1
night
Saariselka

Saariselka ©
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Fri): get all the equipment you need at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort.

For maps, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Saariselka trip itinerary tool .

Traveling by car from Salla to Saariselka takes 3.5 hours. In January, daytime highs in Saariselka are -11°C, while nighttime lows are -20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Winter Sports Outdoors Parks
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Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort ©
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort

3
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.
Get in touch with nature at Safaris and Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Kid's Land and LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery. On the 7th (Mon), ski the day away in the pristine settings at Levi Ski Resort. It doesn't end there: look for all kinds of wild species at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm.

To find more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Levi tour planner .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Saariselka to Levi takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to -11°C, and evening lows to -21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports

Side Trip

Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park
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Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park ©
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park
Safaris
Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort

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