8 days in Lapland Itinerary

8 days in Lapland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Lapland sightseeing planner

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Make it your trip
Fly
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Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Drive
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Saariselka
— 3 nights
Drive to Ivalo Airport, Fly to General Edward Lawrence Logan International 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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Napapiirin Porofarmi and Fishing Charters & Tours. Escape the urban bustle at Safaris and Syvasenvaara Fell. Next up on the itinerary: look for all kinds of wild species at Arctic Emotions Oy, make a trip to Santa Claus Village, see Santa Claus Office, and get lost in a book at Rovaniemi City Library.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi attractions planner.

Boston, USA to Rovaniemi is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time, which is usually a 7 hour difference. Traveling from Boston in February, things will get little chillier in Rovaniemi: highs are around 22°F and lows about 14°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) to allow time to drive to Saariselka.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Parks
Find places to stay Feb 1 — 3:

Saariselka

— 3 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 4th (Tue): get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, then stop by Hippupuoti Gift Shop, and then see the interesting displays at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center. On the 5th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at Gold Prospector Museum, fly down the slopes at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel.

Make your Saariselka itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Traveling by car from Rovaniemi to Saariselka takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Saariselka when traveling from Rovaniemi in February, with lows around 9°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors · Winter Sports · Parks · Museums

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.