10 days in Lapland Itinerary

10 days in Lapland Itinerary

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Route & dates

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.
Step out of Rovaniemi with an excursion to Ranua Zoo in Ranua--about 1h 5 min away. And it doesn't end there: make a trip to Santa Claus Village, see the interesting displays at Christmas House Santa, take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, and engage your brain at Pilke Science Centre.

For other places to visit, maps, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi day trip planning tool.

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to Rovaniemi is an approximately 24-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Brasilia Standard Time (BRT) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET) is 5 hours. Traveling from Rio de Janeiro in October, things will get much colder in Rovaniemi: highs are around 3°C and lows about -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Saariselka.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums Parks Theme Parks

Side Trip

Ranua Zoo
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Arktikum ©
Arktikum
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus ©
SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus

2
nights
Saariselka

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.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Tue): surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, thenexamine the collection at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center, and then stop by Hippupuoti Gift Shop. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at Gold Prospector Museum and then hit the slopes at Urho Kekkonen National Park.

To see reviews, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read our Saariselka trip planner.

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

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors Parks Nature

Side Trips

Gold Prospector Museum, Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center
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Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Thu): explore the striking landscape of Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park and then join the crowd at Icekarting Levi. On the 30th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, fly down the slopes at Yllas Ski Resort, and then shop like a local with Elan Ski Shop & Rental.

Plan my day in Levi using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

You can fly from Saariselka to Levi in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 3°C, and evening lows to -3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Levi

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

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

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