9 days in Lapland Itinerary

9 days in Lapland Itinerary

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Fly
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Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Drive
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Saariselka
— 2 nights
Fly
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Levi
— 4 nights
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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.
On the 1st (Fri), take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, then make a trip to Lordi's Square, and then get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Here are some ideas for day two: don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village, see Santa Claus Office, and then identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas.

To find reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Rovaniemi route planning tool.

New York City, USA to Rovaniemi is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. You'll lose 7 hours traveling from New York City to Rovaniemi due to the time zone difference. In March, Rovaniemi is little chillier than New York City - with highs of 30°F and lows of 17°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) so you can go by car to Saariselka.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Museums
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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 3rd (Sun), hit the slopes at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort. Here are some ideas for day two: pause for some serene contemplation at Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel, examine the collection at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center, then stop by Hippupuoti Gift Shop, and finally surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

For other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Saariselka travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Rovaniemi to Saariselka takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 37°F, and evening lows to 22°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) so you can go by car to Levi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors · Winter Sports · Parks · Museums

Side Trip

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Levi

— 4 nights
Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
Take a break from Levi with a short trip to Lapland Hotels SnowVillage in Kittila, about 46 minutes away. Spend the 5th (Tue) on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort. Next up on the itinerary: join the crowd at Icekarting Levi, fly down the slopes at Yllas Ski Resort, identify plant and animal life at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm, and see exotic creatures in open habitats at Wingrens Dogsafaris.

To find ratings, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Levi trip itinerary builder.

Getting from Saariselka to Levi by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 38°F, and evening lows to 25°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Winter Sports

Side Trips

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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.