9 days in Lapland Itinerary

9 days in Lapland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Lapland trip planner

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Make it your trip
Fly
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Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
Drive
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Levi
— 2 nights
Drive
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Saariselka
— 2 nights
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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.
Rovaniemi is known for wildlife, museums, and fun & games. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: get in on the family fun at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, don't miss a visit to Lordi's Square, and pause for some serene contemplation at Rovaniemi Church.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi vacation maker.

Dallas, USA to Rovaniemi is an approximately 20.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Dallas to Rovaniemi is 8 hours. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from Dallas in January: high temperatures in Rovaniemi hover around 16°F and lows are around 6°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can drive to Levi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums · Theme Parks · Outdoors · Tours
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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.
On the 5th (Wed), explore the landscape on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort. Here are some ideas for day two: join the crowd at Icekarting Levi and then don't miss a visit to Lapland Hotels SnowVillage.

To find other places to visit, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Levi trip itinerary planning app.

Drive from Rovaniemi to Levi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Rovaniemi in January, Levi is little chillier at night with lows of -1°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Saariselka.

Things to do in Levi

Trails · Parks · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trip

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Fri): surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour and then fly down the slopes at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort.

To find reviews, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Saariselka online route builder.

You can drive from Levi to Saariselka in 3.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In January in Saariselka, expect temperatures between 15°F during the day and 1°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Wildlife
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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.