9 days in Lapland Itinerary

9 days in Lapland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Lapland trip itinerary planner

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Make it your trip
Fly
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Rovaniemi
— 4 nights
Drive
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Levi
— 2 nights
Drive
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Saariselka
— 2 nights
Drive to Ivalo Airport, Fly to Newark

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Rovaniemi

— 4 nights

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 museums, nightlife, and wildlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village, take an exotic tour of a safari tour, find something for the whole family at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, and get curious at Science Centre Pilke.

To see photos, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi trip planner.

Newark, USA to Rovaniemi is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Newark to Rovaniemi is 7 hours. In December, Rovaniemi is cooler than Newark - with highs of 22°F and lows of 11°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) early enough to drive to Levi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums · Wildlife · Theme Parks · Outdoors
Find places to stay Dec 29 — Jan 2:

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.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): explore the landscape on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort. On the next day, bet on your favorite at Icekarting Levi and then make a trip to Lapland Hotels SnowVillage.

To find traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Levi holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Rovaniemi to Levi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Rovaniemi in January, expect a bit cooler with lows of -1°F in Levi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Saariselka.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors · Tours · Winter Sports · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 2 — 4:

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.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Wed): surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour and then fly down the slopes at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort.

To find traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Saariselka day trip site.

You can drive from Levi to Saariselka in 3.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In January, daytime highs in Saariselka are 15°F, while nighttime lows are 1°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Winter Sports
Find places to stay Jan 4 — 6:

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.