9 days in Lapland Itinerary

9 days in Lapland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Lapland vacation planner

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Make it your trip
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Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Drive
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Saariselka
— 2 nights
Drive
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Levi
— 4 nights
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Rovaniemi

— 2 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 sightseeing, nightlife, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, Head underground at Syvasenvaara Fell, see Santa Claus Office, and take an exotic tour of a safari tour.

To find more things to do, photos, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi day trip app.

Dusseldorf, Germany to Rovaniemi is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Dusseldorf to Rovaniemi is 1 hour. Traveling from Dusseldorf in October, expect nights in Rovaniemi to be slightly colder, around -1°C, while days are colder, around 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to go by car to Saariselka.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Tours · Wildlife · Outdoors · Nature
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Tue): stroll through Urho Kekkonen National Park. On your second day here, get your bearings at The Sami Cultural Centre Sajos and then see the interesting displays at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center.

To find maps, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Saariselka road trip planning app.

You can drive from Rovaniemi to Saariselka in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Saariselka are 3°C, while nighttime lows are -2°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Levi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Nature · Trails · Winter Sports · Parks

Side Trip

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Levi

— 4 nights
Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Levi: Muonio (Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park, Keimiotunturi Fell, &more). Spend the 7th (Fri) on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort. Next up on the itinerary: soothe aching muscles at KuruYoga Levi.

To find where to stay, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read Levi day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Saariselka to Levi takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 3°C in October, and nighttime lows around -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Levi

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trip

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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.