8 days in Lapland Itinerary

8 days in Lapland Itinerary

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Make it your trip
Fly
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Rovaniemi
— 1 day
Drive
2
Salla
— 1 night
Drive
3
Saariselka
— 1 night
Fly
4
Levi
— 3 nights
Drive to Kittilä Airport, Fly to Tokyo Haneda 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.
On the 2nd (Wed), stop by Your Piece Of Finland, then look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, then stroll the grounds of German Soldier s Cemetery, and finally don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village.

For where to stay, photos, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi trip website.

Tokyo, Japan to Rovaniemi is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Japan Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time is minus 7 hours. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Tokyo in January; daily highs in Rovaniemi reach -10°C and lows reach -17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Salla.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jan 2 — 3:

Salla

— 1 night
Salla is a municipality of Finland, located in Lapland. Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Thu): fly down the slopes at Salla Ski Resort, take an in-depth tour of Salla Museum of War & Reconstruction, and then contemplate the long history of Paikanselan Taistelualue.

To see reviews, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Salla travel planner.

Drive from Rovaniemi to Salla in 2 hours. January in Salla sees daily highs of -11°C and lows of -19°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) early enough to travel to Saariselka.

Things to do in Salla

Winter Sports · Parks · Outdoors · Museums
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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 4th (Fri): get all the equipment you need at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort.

To find photos, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Saariselka trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Salla to Saariselka in 4 hours. Expect a daytime high around -11°C in January, and nighttime lows around -20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) so you can travel to Levi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Winter Sports · Parks · Outdoors
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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.
Visiting Levi Ski Resort and Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm will get you outdoors. Step out of Levi to go to Muonio and see Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park, which is approximately 58 minutes away. It doesn't end there: get your game on at Kids' Land and view the masterpieces at LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery.

To see maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Levi itinerary app.

You can fly from Saariselka to Levi in 3.5 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. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Levi

Parks · Winter Sports · Outdoors · Nature

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.