10 days in Lapland Itinerary

10 days in Lapland Itinerary

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10 days in Lapland Itinerary

Start: Barcelona
Fly:  9​h 30​min
1
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
2
Kemi
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
3
Saariselka
— 2 nights
4
Levi
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  10​h 30​min
End: Barcelona

2
nights
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Ranua Zoo has been added to your itinerary. On the 3rd (Fri), see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, see Santa Claus Office, and then don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village. On the 4th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take an exotic tour of Ranua Zoo.

To find ratings, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read our Rovaniemi driving holiday planning site .

Barcelona, Spain to Rovaniemi is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight, taxi, and bus; or drive. Traveling from Barcelona to Rovaniemi, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from Barcelona in January, with highs in Rovaniemi at -10°C and lows at -17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to catch the train to Kemi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Wildlife Tours Outdoors

Side Trip

Ranua Zoo
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Safaris
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Ranua Zoo ©
Ranua Zoo

2
nights
Kemi

Kemi ©
Kemi is a town and municipality of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sun): step off the mainland to explore Perameren Kansallispuisto and then admire the striking features of Kemi Church. Keep things going the next day: enjoy breathtaking views from Tornion vesitorni, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Tornio Church, then take an in-depth tour of The Provincial Museum Of Tornio Valley, and finally admire the masterpieces at Kemin Jalokivigalleria (Kemi Gemstone Gallery).

For other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Kemi trip itinerary maker website .

You can take a train from Rovaniemi to Kemi in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. January in Kemi sees daily highs of -7°C and lows of -16°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Saariselka.

Things to do in Kemi

Wildlife Nature Parks

Side Trip

Tornio
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Kemi Church ©
Kemi Church
Tornion vesitorni ©
Tornion vesitorni

2
nights
Saariselka

Saariselka ©
Start off your visit on the 7th (Tue): see the interesting displays at Gold Prospector Museum, then fly down the slopes at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort, and then look for gifts at Hippupuoti Gift Shop. Keep things going the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Urho Kekkonen National Park, and then examine the collection at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center.

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Traveling by car from Kemi to Saariselka takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Kemi in January, things will get a bit cooler in Saariselka: highs are around -11°C and lows about -20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can travel to Levi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Winter Sports Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Inari, Gold Prospector Museum
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Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort ©
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort
Urho Kekkonen National Park ©
Urho Kekkonen National Park

3
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.
When in Levi, make a side trip to see Snow Village in Kittila, approximately 46 minutes away. The adventure continues: join the crowd at Icekarting Levi, get your game on at Kids' Land, stroll through Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm, and take a memorable tour with Tours.

For maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Levi itinerary planner.

Getting from Saariselka to Levi by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to -11°C, and evening lows to -21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trip

Kittila
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Snow Village ©
Snow Village
Icekarting Levi ©
Icekarting Levi
LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery ©
LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery

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