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
— 2 nights
Fly
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Levi
— 3 nights
Drive
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Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
Bus to Kittilän koulukeskus, Fly to Paris CDG

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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.
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 15-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 travel to Levi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors · Winter Sports · Parks · Museums

Side Trip

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Levi

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 Kids' Land will thrill your kids. Step out of Levi to go to Kittila and see Lapland Hotels SnowVillage, which is approximately 46 minutes away. There's lots more to do: join the crowd at Icekarting Levi, explore the galleries of LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery, see Off-Road Tours, and see exotic creatures in open habitats at Lapland Safaris Levi.

For photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Levi trip itinerary maker site.

You can fly from Saariselka to Levi in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In February, plan for daily highs up to -5°C, and evening lows to -12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) so you can drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors · Tours · Winter Sports · Parks

Side Trips

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Rovaniemi

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 Santa Claus Office. The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, engage your brain at Pilke Science Centre, and take an in-depth tour of Arktikum.

To see maps, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Rovaniemi trip planner.

Traveling by car from Levi to Rovaniemi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. March in Rovaniemi sees daily highs of -1°C and lows of -9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Wildlife · Museums · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trip

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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.