6 days in Lapland Itinerary

6 days in Lapland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Lapland trip planner

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Make it your trip
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Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Drive
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Saariselka
— 2 nights
Fly
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Levi
— 1 night
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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.
Take a break from Rovaniemi with a short trip to Ranua Zoo in Ranua, about 1 hour away. Next up on the itinerary: get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, see Santa Claus Office, see the interesting displays at Christmas House Santa, and get curious at Pilke Science Centre.

To find more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Rovaniemi trip itinerary maker site.

London, UK to Rovaniemi is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Eastern European Standard Time, which is usually a 2 hour difference. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from London in August, with highs in Rovaniemi at 20°C and lows at 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) to allow time to drive to Saariselka.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Wildlife

Side Trip

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.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Thu): get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, then see the interesting displays at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center, and then hike along Juutua Nature Trail. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Fri): examine the collection at Gold Prospector Museum and then fly down the slopes at Urho Kekkonen National Park.

For more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Saariselka attractions planner.

You can drive from Rovaniemi to Saariselka in 3.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in August, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Winter Sports

Side Trips

Levi

— 1 night
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 6th (Sat): hit the slopes at Levi Ski Resort.

For more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Levi trip itinerary site.

Traveling by flight from Saariselka to Levi takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. August in Levi sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Levi

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Tours
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Lapland travel guide

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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.