9 days in Lapland Itinerary

9 days in Lapland Itinerary

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9 days in Lapland Itinerary

Start: Nice
Fly:  9​h 30​min
1
Kittila
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
2
Kilpisjarvi
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
3
Saariselka
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
4
Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + foot + train:  8​h 45​min
End: Nice

1
night
Kittila

Kittila ©
Kittilä is a municipality of Finland and a popular holiday resort.It is located in northern Finland north of the Arctic Circle within the Lapland region. On the 24th (Sun), glide through natural beauty at Levi Ski Resort. On your second day here, admire all the interesting features of Ice Karting Levi, relax in the rural setting at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm, then get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, and finally have some family-friendly fun at Kid's Land.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Kittila day trip planning app .

Nice, France to Kittila is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Nice to Kittila. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from Nice in February: high temperatures in Kittila hover around -5°C and lows are around -12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can go by car to Saariselka.

Things to do in Kittila

#Outdoors, #Tours, #Parks

Side Trips

Levi, Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Ice Karting Levi ©
Ice Karting Levi

2
nights
Kilpisjarvi

Kilpisjarvi ©
Start off your visit on the 26th (Tue): stroll through Tsahkal Falls and then make a trip to The Three Nations' Border Point. Here are some ideas for day two: make a trip to Saana.

To find ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Kilpisjarvi road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Kittila to Kilpisjarvi takes 3.5 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Kittila to Kilpisjarvi. Traveling from Kittila in February, Kilpisjarvi is a bit warmer at night with lows of -7°C. On the 27th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Saariselka.

Things to do in Kilpisjarvi

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors
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Saana ©
Saana

1
night
Saariselka

Saariselka ©
Start off your visit on the 28th (Thu): surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, then explore the striking landscape of Urho Kekkonen National Park, and then see the interesting displays at Gold Prospector Museum.

For ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Saariselka visit planning site .

Drive from Kilpisjarvi to Saariselka in 6 hours. Traveling from Kilpisjarvi to Saariselka, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Kilpisjarvi in February; daily highs in Saariselka reach -6°C and lows reach -15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Saariselka

#Outdoors, #Wildlife, #Tours

Side Trip

Gold Prospector Museum
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Urho Kekkonen National Park ©
Urho Kekkonen National Park
Gold Prospector Museum ©
Gold Prospector Museum

3
nights
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Fri): have fun at Snowman World Igloo Hotel, find something for the whole family at Santa Claus Village, see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, then don't miss a visit to Marttiinin Wanha Tehdas, and finally look for gifts at Your Piece Of Finland. On the 2nd (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: find something for the whole family at SantaPark, see Santa Claus Office, and then get a taste of local nightlife at Feel Vegas - Club Rovaniemi.

For more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, use the Rovaniemi travel route builder app .

Traveling by car from Saariselka to Rovaniemi takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In February, plan for daily highs up to -6°C, and evening lows to -11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

#Theme Parks, #Fun & Games, #Casinos
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Safaris
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Arktikum ©
Arktikum

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