9 days in Lapland Itinerary

9 days in Lapland Itinerary

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9 days in Lapland Itinerary

Start: Brussels
Fly + Drive:  10​h 15​min
1
Luosto
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Saariselka
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h
3
Levi
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Fly + train:  7​h 15​min
End: Brussels

1
day
Luosto

Luosto ©
Nestled among vast forests and fells, Luosto represents a small idyllic resort village set on the edge of Pyha-Luosto National Park.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Fri): admire all the interesting features of Amethyst Mine Lapland.

To see where to stay, maps, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Luosto route planning app .

Brussels, Belgium to Luosto is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. You can also drive. Traveling from Brussels to Luosto, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Brussels in December, expect Luosto to be cooler, temps between -8°C and -17°C. On the 27th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Saariselka.
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Amethyst Mine Lapland ©
Amethyst Mine Lapland

3
nights
Saariselka

Saariselka ©
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Saariselka: Inari (Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church & Siida). On the 29th (Sun), spend an exhilarating day on the slopes at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort.

To see other places to visit, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read Saariselka journey builder website .

Traveling by car from Luosto to Saariselka takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. December in Saariselka sees daily highs of -7°C and lows of -17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors Winter Sports Parks

Side Trips

Inari, Gold Prospector Museum
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Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort ©
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church

2
nights
Levi

Levi ©
Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Tue): hit the slopes at Levi Ski Resort. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 1st (Wed): look for all kinds of wild species at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm, then take a memorable tour with Tours, then explore and take pictures at Ice Karting Levi, and finally deepen your understanding at Kid's Land.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read our Levi trip planning tool .

You can fly from Saariselka to Levi in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Levi can reach -6°C, while at night they dip to -15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can go by car to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors Tours Parks
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Icekarting Levi ©
Icekarting Levi

2
nights
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): don't miss a visit to Lordi's Square, then take an exotic tour of a safari tour, then see Santa Claus Office, and finally get in on the family fun at Santa Claus Village. On the 3rd (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get in on the family fun at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus and then get engrossed in the history at Arktikum.

To find more things to do, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi tour itinerary builder site .

You can drive from Levi to Rovaniemi in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Traveling from Levi in January, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Rovaniemi, with lows around -17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks Wildlife Outdoors
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Safaris
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village

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