9 days in Lapland Itinerary

9 days in Lapland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Lapland trip maker

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Fly to Ivalo Airport, Drive to Saariselka
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Saariselka
— 2 nights
Drive
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Levi
— 3 nights
Drive
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Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
Bus to Kittilän koulukeskus, Fly to Paris

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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 25th (Thu), hit the slopes at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort and then look for gifts at Shamaan Design - Lappi Shop. On the 26th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, then get in on the family fun at Angry Birds Activity Park, and then examine the collection at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center.

For maps, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Saariselka road trip planner.

Paris, France to Saariselka is an approximately 14.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Paris in February, things will get cooler in Saariselka: highs are around -6°C and lows about -15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can go by car to Levi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Feb 24 — 26:

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.
Family-friendly places like Levi Ski Resort and Icekarting Levi will thrill your kids. Step out of Levi to go to Kittila and see Lapland Hotels SnowVillage, which is approximately 46 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: get a dose of the wild on Lapland Safaris Levi, take in the exciting artwork at LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery, get your game on at Kids' Land, and head outdoors with Outdoor Activities.

To see maps, photos, and tourist information, use the Levi route planning app.

Getting from Saariselka to Levi by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In February, daytime highs in Levi are -5°C, while nighttime lows are -12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Winter Sports

Side Trips

Find places to stay Feb 26 — Mar 1:

Rovaniemi

— 3 nights

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Ranua Zoo and Nature & Wildlife Tours. The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village, see Santa Claus Office, get curious at Pilke Science Centre, and take an in-depth tour of Arktikum.

To find maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Rovaniemi trip builder.

You can drive from Levi to Rovaniemi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to -1°C, and evening lows to -9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Wildlife · Museums · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Mar 1 — 4:

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.