10 days in Lapland Itinerary

10 days in Lapland Itinerary

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10 days in Lapland Itinerary

Start: Rio de Janeiro
Fly:  23​h 45​min
1
Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
2
Saariselka
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h
3
Levi
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  25​h
End: Rio de Janeiro

3
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
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 1h 05 min away. There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village, pause for some serene contemplation at Rovaniemi Church, enjoy some diversion at Santa Claus Office, and get curious at Pilke Science Centre.

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Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to Rovaniemi is an approximately 24-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Rio de Janeiro to Rovaniemi is 5 hours. Traveling from Rio de Janeiro in October, things will get colder in Rovaniemi: highs are around 3°C and lows about -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) so you can drive to Saariselka.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums Theme Parks Parks

Side Trip

Ranua Zoo
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Arktikum ©
Arktikum
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Ranua Zoo ©
Ranua Zoo

2
nights
Saariselka

Saariselka ©
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Tue): identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, then examine the collection at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center, and then look for gifts at Hippupuoti Gift Shop. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at Gold Prospector Museum and then hit the slopes at Urho Kekkonen National Park.

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Traveling by car from Rovaniemi to Saariselka takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Saariselka are 3°C, while nighttime lows are -2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) so you can travel to Levi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors Winter Sports Trails

Side Trips

Gold Prospector Museum, Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center
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Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©
Urho Kekkonen National Park ©
Urho Kekkonen National Park
Gold Prospector Museum ©
Gold Prospector Museum

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.
On the 29th (Thu), ski along the peaceful trails at Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park and then bet on your favorite at Icekarting Levi. On the next day, surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, then fly down the slopes at Yllas Ski Resort, and then stop by Elan Ski Shop & Rental.

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You can fly from Saariselka to Levi in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 3°C in October, and nighttime lows around -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors Winter Sports Parks

Side Trips

Yllas Ski Resort, Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park, Nature & Wildlife Tours
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Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park ©
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park
Yllas Ski Resort ©
Yllas Ski Resort
Nature & Wildlife Tours

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