10 days in Lapland Itinerary

10 days in Lapland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Lapland attractions planner

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Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
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Levi
— 3 nights
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Saariselka
— 3 nights
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Rovaniemi

— 3 nights

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Rovaniemi Church and German Soldier s Cemetery. Escape the urban bustle at Ranua Zoo and Pyha-Luosto National Park. The adventure continues: take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, don't miss a visit to Lordi's Square, Head underground at Syvasenvaara Fell, and see Santa Claus Office.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read Rovaniemi trip itinerary planning app.

Helsinki to Rovaniemi is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also take a train; or drive. In July, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can go by car to Levi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Levi

— 3 nights
Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
Escape the urban bustle at Levi Ski Resort and Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park. Get some historical perspective at Keimioniemi Fishing Cabins and Taatsin seita. There's more to do: wander the streets of Ounasjoki - River for activities and hit the slopes at Yllas Ski Resort.

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

Traveling by car from Rovaniemi to Levi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. July in Levi sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 11°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to travel to Saariselka.

Things to do in Levi

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Trails

Side Trips

Saariselka

— 3 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.
Visit Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church and Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel for their historical value. Get in touch with nature at Urho Kekkonen National Park and Lake Inari. Venture out of the city with trips to Inari (Saint Tryphon Pechenga Orthodox Church & Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center). There's more to do: stop by Hippupuoti Gift Shop.

For photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Saariselka travel itinerary planner.

Fly from Levi to Saariselka in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Saariselka can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Winter Sports

Side Trip

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.