9 days in Lapland Itinerary

9 days in Lapland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Lapland holiday planner

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

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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.
Get in touch with nature at Levi Ski Resort and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Levi: Lapland Hotels SnowVillage (in Kittila) and Seven Fells Up (in Akaslompolo). There's more to do: bet on your favorite at Icekarting Levi.

To see where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Levi day trip site.

Hamburg, Germany to Levi is an approximately 10.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Traveling from Hamburg to Levi, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from Hamburg in January, with highs in Levi at -11°C and lows at -21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Saariselka.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors · Tours · Winter Sports · Trails

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 28 — 31:

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.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Tue): hit the slopes at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort, look for all kinds of wild species at Lapland Safaris Saariselka, and then stop by Shamaan Design - Lappi Shop. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Urho Kekkonen National Park.

To see ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Saariselka planner.

You can drive from Levi to Saariselka in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. January in Saariselka sees daily highs of -11°C and lows of -20°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) so you can go by car to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors · Winter Sports · Parks · Trails
Find places to stay Jan 31 — Feb 2:

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.
Visiting Safaris and Nature & Wildlife Tours will get you outdoors. And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village, take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, and see Santa Claus Office.

For photos, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read our Rovaniemi tour itinerary planner.

Getting from Saariselka to Rovaniemi by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Expect a daytime high around -6°C in February, and nighttime lows around -11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Fun & Games
Find places to stay Feb 2 — 5:

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.