9 days in Lapland Itinerary

9 days in Lapland Itinerary

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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 outdoors at Levi Ski Resort and Seven Fells Up. Step out of Levi with an excursion to Lapland Hotels SnowVillage in Kittila--about 46 minutes away. It doesn't end there: look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas and join the crowd at Icekarting Levi.

For other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Levi trip builder website.

Lisbon, Portugal to Levi is an approximately 11.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Traveling from Lisbon to Levi, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from Lisbon in January: high temperatures in Levi hover around -11°C and lows are around -21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can drive to Saariselka.

Things to do in Levi

Tours · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 9 — 12:

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.
On the 13th (Thu), take an exotic tour of Lapland Safaris Saariselka and then hit the slopes at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Fri): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Urho Kekkonen National Park.

For where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Saariselka online trip planner.

Traveling by car from Levi to Saariselka takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to -11°C, and evening lows to -20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports · Nature
Find places to stay Jan 12 — 14:

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.
Rovaniemi is known for museums, wildlife, and fun & games. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take an exotic tour of a safari tour, make a trip to Santa Claus Office, get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, and find something for the whole family at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus.

For other places to visit, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Rovaniemi road trip tool.

You can drive from Saariselka to Rovaniemi in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to -10°C, and evening lows to -17°C. On the 17th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Tours · Outdoors · Theme Parks · Wildlife
Find places to stay Jan 14 — 17:

Lapland travel guide

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Landmarks · Nightlife · Safaris
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.