8 days in Lapland Itinerary

8 days in Lapland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Lapland tour planner

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Fly
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Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Drive
2
Pyhatunturi
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Saariselka
— 2 nights
Fly
4
Levi
— 1 night
Drive to Kittilä Airport, Fly to London Heathrow Airport

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Rovaniemi

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 wildlife, museums, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Santa Claus Village, take an exotic tour of a safari tour, let the kids burn off some steam at Angry Birds Park, and get curious at Pilke Science Centre.

To find reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Rovaniemi route 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 (GMT) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET), which is usually a 2 hour difference. Expect much colder weather when traveling from London in October: highs in Rovaniemi hover around 3°C, while lows dip to -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) early enough to drive to Pyhatunturi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums · Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife

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nights
Pyhatunturi

Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sat): fly down the slopes at Pyhatunturi, then see exotic creatures in open habitats at Luosto Adventures, then discover the riches below the earth's surface at Amethyst Mine Lapland, and finally take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Luosto. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Pyha-Luosto National Park.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Pyhatunturi trip planner.

Traveling by car from Rovaniemi to Pyhatunturi takes 2 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Pyhatunturi can reach 3°C, while at night they dip to -2°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) early enough to travel to Saariselka.

Things to do in Pyhatunturi

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Winter Sports

Side Trips

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Saariselka

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 25th (Mon): take a memorable tour with Tours and then trek along Urho Kekkonen National Park. Here are some ideas for day two: get outside with Lake Inari, then see the interesting displays at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center, and then stroll through Juutua Nature Trail.

For ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Saariselka road trip website.

Traveling by car from Pyhatunturi to Saariselka takes 2.5 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Saariselka can reach 3°C, while at night they dip to -2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) early enough to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors · Trails · Parks · Winter Sports

Side Trip

1
night
Levi

Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
On the 27th (Wed), grab your bike and head to Levi Ski Resort.

To find ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Levi day trip planning app.

You can fly from Saariselka to Levi in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. October in Levi sees daily highs of 3°C and lows of -3°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Levi

Adventure · Outdoors · Tours · Trails
Highlights from your 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.