9 days in Lapland Itinerary

9 days in Lapland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Lapland trip itinerary planner

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

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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.
Get in touch with nature at Ranua Zoo and Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy. There's much more to do: find something for the whole family at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, see Santa Claus Office, make a trip to Santa Claus Village, and explore and take pictures at Napapiirin Porofarmi.

To find other places to visit, reviews, maps, and tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi tour itinerary planner.

Zurich, Switzerland to Rovaniemi is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of car and train. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Zurich to Rovaniemi due to the time zone difference. In December, Rovaniemi is little chillier than Zurich - with highs of -6°C and lows of -13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to drive to Saariselka.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks · Wildlife · Theme Parks · Fun & Games

Side Trip

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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 15th (Wed): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Urho Kekkonen National Park. Keep things going the next day: fly down the slopes at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort and then get in on the family fun at Angry Birds Activity Park.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Saariselka sightseeing planning app.

You can drive from Rovaniemi to Saariselka in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect slightly colder evenings in Saariselka when traveling from Rovaniemi in December, with lows around -17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Levi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Winter Sports · Outdoors · Parks · Trails
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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.
Take a break from the city and head to Levi Ski Resort and Safartica Yllas. Change things up with a short trip to Lapland Hotels SnowVillage in Kittila (about 46 minutes away). There's still lots to do: bet on your favorite at Icekarting Levi.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Levi trip itinerary website.

Drive from Saariselka to Levi in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to -6°C, and evening lows to -15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors · Tours · Winter Sports · 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.