9 days in Lapland Itinerary

9 days in Lapland Itinerary

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9 days in Lapland Itinerary

Start: Cleveland
Fly + Bus:  16 h 45 min
1
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
2
Saariselka
— 2 nights
Bus + Fly:  3 h
3
Levi
— 3 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  19 h 15 min
End: Cleveland

2
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Go for a jaunt from Rovaniemi to Ranua to see Ranua Zoo about 1h 05 min away. The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village, see Santa Claus Office, stop by LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier, and get engrossed in the history at Arktikum.

For traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi trip itinerary maker website .

Cleveland, USA to Rovaniemi is an approximately 17-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Eastern European Time is 7 hours. Traveling from Cleveland in October, things will get colder in Rovaniemi: highs are around 37°F and lows about 30°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Saariselka.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks Museums Parks

Side Trip

Ranua Zoo
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Arktikum ©
Arktikum
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Ranua Zoo ©
Ranua Zoo

2
nights
Saariselka

Saariselka ©
Outdoor pursuits--ranging from cross-country skiing and snowmobiling to reindeer safaris and chasing Northern Lights--draw the largest number of tourists to Saariselka.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Fri): get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, examine the collection at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center, and then look for gifts at Hippupuoti Gift Shop. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Sat): examine the collection at Gold Prospector Museum and then fly down the slopes at Urho Kekkonen National Park.

For ratings, maps, and tourist information, use the Saariselka itinerary planning website .

Traveling by car from Rovaniemi to Saariselka takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Saariselka are 37°F, while nighttime lows are 28°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trips

Gold Prospector Museum, Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center
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Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©
Urho Kekkonen National Park ©
Urho Kekkonen National Park
Gold Prospector Museum ©
Gold Prospector Museum

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nights
Levi

Levi ©
Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Sun): look for gifts at Elan Ski Shop & Rental and then glide through natural beauty at Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park. Here are some ideas for day two: grab your bike and head to Levi Ski Resort and then hit the slopes at Yllas Ski Resort.

For traveler tips, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Levi trip maker site .

You can fly from Saariselka to Levi in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 37°F in October, and nighttime lows around 27°F. You'll set off for home on the 20th (Tue).

Things to do in Levi

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trips

Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park, Yllas Ski Resort
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park ©
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park
Yllas Ski Resort ©
Yllas Ski Resort

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