9 days in Lapland Itinerary

9 days in Lapland Itinerary

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Fly
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Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
Drive
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Saariselka
— 3 nights
Fly
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Levi
— 2 nights
Drive to Kittilä Airport, Fly to Dublin Airport

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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.
Attractions like SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus and Santa Claus Village make great kid-friendly stops. Step off the beaten path and head to Luosto Adventures and Tatuka Reindeerfarm. Venture out of the city with trips to Amethyst Mine Lapland (in Luosto) and Museum - Gallery Alariesto (in Sodankyla). Next up on the itinerary: look for all kinds of wild species at Napapiirin Porofarmi, find something for the whole family at Moomin Snowcastle, take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, and stop by Your Piece Of Finland.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Rovaniemi trip itinerary app.

Dublin, Ireland to Rovaniemi is an approximately 9-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Dublin to Rovaniemi is 2 hours. While traveling from Dublin, expect much colder days and little chillier nights in Rovaniemi, ranging from highs of -2°C to lows of -7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) so you can go by car to Saariselka.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Wildlife · Theme Parks · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trips

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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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Nature & Wildlife Tours and Angry Birds Activity Park. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Juutua Nature Trail and Gold Prospector Museum. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Saariselka: Inari (Lake Inari, Inari Reindeer Farm, &more). And it doesn't end there: get a taste of life in the country at Saariselka Reindeer Farm, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel, and stop by Hippupuoti Gift Shop.

To see maps, ratings, and tourist information, read our Saariselka planner.

Drive from Rovaniemi to Saariselka in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In November in Saariselka, expect temperatures between -3°C during the day and -10°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors · Museums · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 28 — Dec 1:

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): make a trip to Giewont Husky Adventures, then get in on the family fun at Levi Huskypark, then experience rural life at Ounaskievari Reindeer Farm, and finally hit the slopes at Kids' Land. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: ski along the peaceful trails at Levi Ski Resort.

To see reviews, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Levi online trip itinerary builder.

Getting from Saariselka to Levi by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In December in Levi, expect temperatures between -6°C during the day and -15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Levi

Winter Sports · Outdoors · Parks · Trails

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.