8 days in Lapland Itinerary

8 days in Lapland Itinerary

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Fly to Ivalo Airport, Drive to Saariselka
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Saariselka
— 2 nights
Fly
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Levi
— 3 nights
Drive
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Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Fly

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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.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Mon): hit the slopes at Urho Kekkonen National Park and then surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

For more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Saariselka trip planner.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Saariselka is an approximately 13.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Amsterdam to Saariselka is 1 hour. In February, Saariselka is cooler than Amsterdam - with highs of -6°C and lows of -15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can travel to Levi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Winter Sports
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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 Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm and Yllas Ski Resort will get you outdoors. Take a break from Levi with a short trip to Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park in Muonio, about 58 minutes away. Spend the 9th (Fri) on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort. Next up on the itinerary: hit the slopes at Kids' Land, bet on your favorite at Icekarting Levi, and make a trip to LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery.

To see maps, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read Levi road trip planning app.

You can fly from Saariselka to Levi in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In February, daily temperatures in Levi can reach -5°C, while at night they dip to -12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Levi

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Trails

Side Trips

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sat): explore the fascinating underground world of Syvasenvaara Fell, tour the pleasant surroundings at Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Rovaniemi Church. Here are some ideas for day two: don't miss a visit to Lordi's Square, then see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, and then engage your brain at Pilke Science Centre.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, use the Rovaniemi itinerary planner.

You can drive from Levi to Rovaniemi in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In February, daily temperatures in Rovaniemi can reach -6°C, while at night they dip to -11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports · Wildlife
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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.