9 days in Lapland Itinerary

9 days in Lapland Itinerary

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Fly to Ivalo Airport, Drive to Saariselka
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Saariselka
— 8 nights
Drive to Ivalo Airport, Fly to Athens

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Saariselka

— 8 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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Saariselka: Pyha-Nattanen Fell (in Sodankyla) and Inari (Juutua Nature Trail, Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center, &more). Spend the 7th (Sun) exploring nature at Urho Kekkonen National Park. Next up on the itinerary: identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, trek along Ruijanpolku Trail, get a taste of life in the country at Saariselka Reindeer Farm, and examine the collection at Gold Prospector Museum.

For more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Saariselka trip website.

Athens, Greece to Saariselka is an approximately 15.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Traveling from Athens in November, things will get much colder in Saariselka: highs are around -3°C and lows about -10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · 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.