9 days in Lapland Itinerary

9 days in Lapland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Lapland tour 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
— 3 nights
Drive
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Rovaniemi
— 2 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.
Spend the 7th (Mon) exploring nature at Urho Kekkonen National Park. And it doesn't end there: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel, and get all the equipment you need at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort.

For reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Saariselka trip planning site.

Seattle, USA to Saariselka is an approximately 23.5-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time, which is usually a 10 hour difference. Traveling from Seattle in February, expect Saariselka to be colder, temps between 22°F and 9°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Levi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports · Nature

Side Trip

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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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Levi: Seven Fells Up (in Akaslompolo) and Lapland Hotels SnowVillage (in Kittila). Spend the 8th (Tue) on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort. The adventure continues: join the crowd at Icekarting Levi and look for all kinds of wild species at Lapland Safaris Levi.

For maps, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Levi online vacation maker.

Traveling by car from Saariselka to Levi takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In February, daily temperatures in Levi can reach 24°F, while at night they dip to 13°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors · Tours · Winter Sports · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Feb 7 — 10:

Rovaniemi

— 2 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 11th (Fri): get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, see Santa Claus Office, and then make a trip to Santa Claus Village. Here are some ideas for day two: identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas.

For reviews, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Rovaniemi trip app.

You can drive from Levi to Rovaniemi in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. February in Rovaniemi sees daily highs of 22°F and lows of 14°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Museums
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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.