8 days in Lapland Itinerary

8 days in Lapland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Lapland vacation planner

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Fly to Ivalo Airport, Drive to Saariselka
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Saariselka
— 2 nights
Drive
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Levi
— 2 nights
Drive
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Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
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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.
On the 5th (Sat), explore the striking landscape of Urho Kekkonen National Park. Here are some ideas for day two: hit the slopes at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort and then surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

For other places to visit and more tourist information, read Saariselka trip itinerary planner.

Doha, Qatar to Saariselka is an approximately 17.5-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference moving from Arabian Standard Time (AST) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET) is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Doha in February, expect Saariselka to be much colder, temps between -6°C and -15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can drive to Levi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports · Nature
Find places to stay Feb 4 — 6:

Levi

— 2 nights
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 7th (Mon): explore the landscape on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: head outdoors with Lapland Safaris Levi, then stop by Elan Ski Shop & Rental, and then join the crowd at Icekarting Levi.

Plan my day in Levi using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Traveling by car from Saariselka to Levi takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. February in Levi sees daily highs of -5°C and lows of -12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors · Tours · Trails · Parks
Find places to stay Feb 6 — 8:

Rovaniemi

— 3 nights

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 9th (Wed), see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour and then get engrossed in the history at Arktikum. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the fascinating underground world of Syvasenvaara Fell, then make a trip to Santa Claus Village, and then see Santa Claus Office.

To see maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi travel route builder tool.

Traveling by car from Levi to Rovaniemi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around -6°C in February, and nighttime lows around -11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Nature
Find places to stay Feb 8 — 11:

Lapland travel guide

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Landmarks · Nightlife · Safaris
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.