9 days in Lapland Itinerary

9 days in Lapland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Lapland trip itinerary planner

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Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Mon): make a trip to Santa Claus Village, see Santa Claus Office, and then find something for the whole family at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus. On the 6th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take an exotic tour of a safari tour, get curious at Science Centre Pilke, then get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Rovaniemi Church.

For other places to visit, photos, maps, and tourist information, read our Rovaniemi trip planning website.

Mumbai, India to Rovaniemi is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Mumbai to Rovaniemi is minus 3.5 hours. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from Mumbai in November: high temperatures in Rovaniemi hover around -2°C and lows are around -7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Saariselka.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks · Museums · Wildlife · Outdoors
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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 7th (Wed): see the interesting displays at Gold Prospector Museum, then explore the striking landscape of Urho Kekkonen National Park, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll through Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort.

To find traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Saariselka trip website.

Traveling by car from Rovaniemi to Saariselka takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to -3°C, and evening lows to -10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can go by car to Levi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors · Winter Sports · Parks · Trails

Side Trips

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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 Levi with a short trip to Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park in Muonio, about 58 minutes away. Spend the 9th (Fri) on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort. And it doesn't end there: bet on your favorite at Icekarting Levi, tour the pleasant surroundings at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm, don't miss a visit to LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery, and get your game on at Kids' Land.

For other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Levi journey builder.

You can drive from Saariselka to Levi in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to -3°C, and evening lows to -11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Levi

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Adventure

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Lapland travel guide

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.