9 days in Lapland Itinerary

9 days in Lapland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Lapland travel planner

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Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
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Levi
— 3 nights
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Saariselka
— 3 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.
Arktikum and Rovaniemi Church are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get in touch with nature at Safaris and Syvasenvaara Fell. And it doesn't end there: make a trip to Santa Claus Village, engage your brain at Pilke Science Centre, stop by Your Piece Of Finland, and find something for the whole family at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus.

To see traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read Rovaniemi trip planning website.

Helsinki to Rovaniemi is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also take a train; or drive. Traveling from Helsinki in February, things will get a bit cooler in Rovaniemi: highs are around -6°C and lows about -11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Levi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks · Museums · Wildlife · Nature
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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.
Step out of the city life by going to Levi Ski Resort and Kids' Land. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Levi: Lapland Hotels SnowVillage (in Kittila) and Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park (in Muonio). Next up on the itinerary: look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, tour the pleasant surroundings at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm, and bet on your favorite at Icekarting Levi.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Levi trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Traveling by car from Rovaniemi to Levi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. February in Levi sees daily highs of -5°C and lows of -12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Saariselka.

Things to do in Levi

Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Winter Sports

Side Trips

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Saariselka

— 3 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.
Take a break from the city and head to Nature & Wildlife Tours and Urho Kekkonen National Park. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center and Gold Prospector Museum. Step out of Saariselka with an excursion to Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church in Inari--about 1h 10 min away. categoryPhrases.sentence.On_the_day_spend_an_exhilarating_day_on_the_slopes_at.

To find photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Saariselka travel route site.

You can fly from Levi to Saariselka in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around -6°C in February, and nighttime lows around -15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports · Museums

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.