9 days in Lapland Itinerary

9 days in Lapland Itinerary

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

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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.
Go for a jaunt from Levi to Kittila to see Lapland Hotels SnowVillage about 46 minutes away. Spend the 9th (Fri) on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort. There's lots more to do: identify plant and animal life at Lapland Safaris Levi, stroll through Yllas Ski Resort, join the crowd at Icekarting Levi, and experience rural life at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm.

To find ratings, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Levi trip itinerary maker site.

Detroit, USA to Levi is an approximately 16.5-hour combination of flight and car. Traveling from Detroit to Levi, you'll lose 7 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Detroit in April, things will get slightly colder in Levi: highs are around 38°F and lows about 25°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can travel to Saariselka.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports · Tours

Side Trips

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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 12th (Mon), hike along Ruijanpolku Trail, find something for the whole family at Angry Birds Activity Park, and then surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour. Here are some ideas for day two: get all the equipment you need at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel.

To find reviews, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Saariselka tour planner.

You can fly from Levi to Saariselka in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In April in Saariselka, expect temperatures between 37°F during the day and 22°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports · Trails

Side Trip

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Wed): take an exotic tour of Ranua Zoo, then find something for the whole family at Moomin Snowcastle, and then don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village. Keep things going the next day: don't miss a visit to Lordi's Square, take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, engage your brain at Pilke Science Centre, then have fun at Santa Claus Office, and finally let the kids burn off some steam at Angry Birds Park.

To find more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Rovaniemi attractions planner.

You can drive from Saariselka to Rovaniemi in 3.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Rovaniemi can reach 38°F, while at night they dip to 26°F. You will have some time to spend on the 16th (Fri) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks · Museums · Wildlife · Zoos & Aquariums

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.