9 days in Lapland Itinerary

9 days in Lapland Itinerary

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Make it your trip
Fly
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Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Drive
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Saariselka
— 3 nights
Drive
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Levi
— 2 nights
Drive
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Akaslompolo
— 1 night
Drive to Kittilä Airport, Fly to Moscow

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Mon): don't miss a visit to Lordi's Square. On the 5th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get curious at Pilke Science Centre, take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, then see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Rovaniemi Church.

To find out how to plan a trip to Rovaniemi, use our trip itinerary maker.

Moscow, Russia to Rovaniemi is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also take a train; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Moscow to Rovaniemi. In February, Rovaniemi is a bit cooler than Moscow - with highs of -6°C and lows of -11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to drive to Saariselka.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks · Museums · Tours · Outdoors
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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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center and Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Nature & Wildlife Tours and Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort. When in Saariselka, make a side trip to see Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church in Inari, approximately Inari away. The adventure continues: hit the slopes at Urho Kekkonen National Park.

For more things to do, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Saariselka itinerary planning tool.

Traveling by car from Rovaniemi to Saariselka takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Rovaniemi in February, plan for a bit cooler nights in Saariselka, with lows around -15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Levi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports · Tours

Side Trip

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Levi

— 2 nights
Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
On the 10th (Sun), grab your bike and head to Levi Ski Resort. Keep things going the next day: stroll through Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm, then join the crowd at Icekarting Levi, then surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, and finally have some family-friendly fun at Kids' Land.

To find traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Levi trip itinerary site.

You can drive from Saariselka to Levi in 3.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In February, daily temperatures in Levi can reach -5°C, while at night they dip to -12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Akaslompolo.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Winter Sports
Find places to stay Feb 9 — 11:

Akaslompolo

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Tue): stop by Akaslompolo Sportshop and then see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour.

For reviews, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Akaslompolo trip site.

You can drive from Levi to Akaslompolo in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around -5°C in February, and nighttime lows around -12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Shopping
Find places to stay Feb 11 — 12:

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.