9 days in Lapland Itinerary

9 days in Lapland Itinerary

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9 days in Lapland Itinerary

Start: New York City
Fly:  20​h 30​min
1
Kittila
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
2
Saariselka
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
Fly + bus:  16​h 15​min
End: New York City

1
night
Kittila

Kittilä is a municipality of Finland and a popular holiday resort.It is located in northern Finland north of the Arctic Circle within the Lapland region. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Tue): take an exotic tour of a safari tour and then get your game on at Kid's Land. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: make a trip to LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery, stop by Akaslompolo Sportshop, and then fly down the slopes at Yllas Ski Resort.

To see photos, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read our Kittila trip planning site .

New York City, USA to Kittila is an approximately 20.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Eastern European Time (EET) is 7 hours. Traveling from New York City in February, you will find days in Kittila are colder (24°F), and nights are little chillier (13°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can drive to Saariselka.

Things to do in Kittila

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports

Side Trips

Levi, Yllas Ski Resort, Akaslompolo Sportshop
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Safaris
LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery ©
LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery
Yllas Ski Resort ©
Yllas Ski Resort

3
nights
Saariselka

Saariselka ©
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Gold Prospector Museum and Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort. Get a sense of the local culture at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church and Siida. Change things up with a short trip to Saint Tryphon Pechenga Orthodox Church in Inari (about 1h 10 min away).

To find where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Saariselka tour itinerary planner .

You can drive from Kittila to Saariselka in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. In February in Saariselka, expect temperatures between 22°F during the day and 9°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports

Side Trips

Inari, Gold Prospector Museum
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Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort ©
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort
Gold Prospector Museum ©
Gold Prospector Museum
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church

3
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Arktikum and Christmas House Santa will appeal to museum buffs. German Soldier s Cemetery and Rovaniemi Church will appeal to history buffs. There's still lots to do: take an exotic tour of a safari tour, don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Office, get in on the family fun at Santa Claus Village, and take an in-depth tour of Rovaniemi Local History Museum.

For traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi tour itinerary planning website .

You can drive from Saariselka to Rovaniemi in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 22°F in February, and nighttime lows around 14°F. On the 18th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums Outdoors Wildlife
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Arktikum ©
Arktikum
Safaris
German Soldier s Cemetery ©
German Soldier s Cemetery

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