9 days in Lapland Itinerary

9 days in Lapland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Lapland journey planner

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Make it your trip
Fly
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Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Drive
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Saariselka
— 2 nights
Drive
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Levi
— 2 nights
Drive
4
Akaslompolo
— 2 nights
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): pause for some serene contemplation at Rovaniemi Church. On the next day, get engrossed in the history at Arktikum and then get in on the family fun at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi trip planner.

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 slightly colder than Moscow - with highs of -6°C and lows of -11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) so you can go by car to Saariselka.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks · Tours · Wildlife · Museums
Find places to stay Feb 4 — 6:

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.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Thu): hit the slopes at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort. Here are some ideas for day two: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

Plan my day in Saariselka using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Getting from Rovaniemi to Saariselka by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Traveling from Rovaniemi in February, plan for little chillier nights in Saariselka, with lows around -15°C. On the 8th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Levi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors · Winter Sports · Parks · Tours
Find places to stay Feb 6 — 8:

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.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sat): grab your bike and head to Levi Ski Resort. Keep things going the next day: get a taste of the local shopping with LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery, surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, and then bet on your favorite at Icekarting Levi.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Levi trip maker tool.

Drive from Saariselka to Levi in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. February in Levi sees daily highs of -5°C and lows of -12°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Akaslompolo.

Things to do in Levi

Tours · Outdoors · Trails · Winter Sports
Find places to stay Feb 8 — 10:

Akaslompolo

— 2 nights
Start off your visit on the 11th (Mon): look for gifts at Akaslompolo Sportshop, explore the striking landscape of Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park, and then examine the collection at Muonion Kotiseutumuseo.

To find traveler tips, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Akaslompolo trip planner.

You can drive from Levi to Akaslompolo in an hour. Another option is to take a bus. In February in Akaslompolo, expect temperatures between -5°C during the day and -12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Tue) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Parks · Nature · Tours · Wildlife

Side Trip

Find places to stay Feb 10 — 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.