8 days in Lapland Itinerary

8 days in Lapland Itinerary

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Train to Matabiau Gare SNCF, Fly to Rovaniemi
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Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Drive
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Levi
— 2 nights
Fly
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Saariselka
— 2 nights
Drive to Ivalo Airport, Fly to Tarbes-Lourdes-Pyrénées Airport

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Rovaniemi

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Rovaniemi is known for wildlife, museums, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Santa Claus Village, see Santa Claus Office, get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, and look for gifts at LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier.

To find where to stay, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi day trip planning tool.

Lourdes, France to Rovaniemi is an approximately 14-hour combination of train and flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of car and train. Traveling from Lourdes to Rovaniemi, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Lourdes in October, you will find days in Rovaniemi are colder (3°C), and nights are little chillier (-1°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) to allow time to drive to Levi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Wildlife · Theme Parks · Parks · Outdoors
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Levi

Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Wed): make a trip to Giewont Husky Adventures and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Thu): tour the pleasant surroundings at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm, have some family-friendly fun at G2 ICEKARTING, and then hit the slopes at Yllas Ski Resort.

To see ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Levi trip builder website.

You can drive from Rovaniemi to Levi in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In October in Levi, expect temperatures between 3°C during the day and -3°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) so you can travel to Saariselka.

Things to do in Levi

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Winter Sports

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 22 — 24:

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Saariselka

Outdoor pursuits--ranging from cross-country skiing and snowmobiling to reindeer safaris and chasing Northern Lights--draw the largest number of tourists to Saariselka.
On the 25th (Fri), hit the slopes at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort and then trek along Urho Kekkonen National Park.

For ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read Saariselka road trip site.

You can fly from Levi to Saariselka in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Saariselka can reach 3°C, while at night they dip to -2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors · Winter Sports · Parks · Trails
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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.