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
— 3 nights
Drive
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Saariselka
— 1 night
Drive to Ivalo Airport, Fly to Hanoi

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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 museums, nightlife, and wildlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village, get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, get in on the family fun at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, and see Santa Claus Office.

To see ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Rovaniemi visit planner.

Hanoi, Vietnam to Rovaniemi is an approximately 19.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Hanoi to Rovaniemi is minus 5 hours. In January, daily temperatures in Rovaniemi can reach -10°C, while at night they dip to -17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Levi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums · Theme Parks · Outdoors · Tours
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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.
Explore Levi's surroundings by going to Lapland Hotels SnowVillage (in Kittila) and Seven Fells Up (in Akaslompolo). Spend the 12th (Wed) on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort. The adventure continues: bet on your favorite at Icekarting Levi and look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas.

To see more things to do, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Levi day trip planning site.

Getting from Rovaniemi to Levi by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Traveling from Rovaniemi in January, expect little chillier with lows of -21°C in Levi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can drive to Saariselka.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors · Tours · Winter Sports · Adventure

Side Trips

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Saariselka

— 1 night
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 13th (Thu): head outdoors with Outdoor Activities and then fly down the slopes at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort.

For ratings, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Saariselka online trip planner.

Drive from Levi to Saariselka in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In January in Saariselka, expect temperatures between -11°C during the day and -20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Winter Sports
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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.