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The northernmost part of Finland, Lapland, is the magical arctic region full of contrasts.

Summer in Lapland is a season like no other – there are endless white nights and peaceful arctic nature as far as the eye can see. Summer's glow is followed by the majestic season of fall when Lapland gets its truly iconic 'ruska' colors. This is the best season to go for a hike in one of Lapland's many national parks. It is meditation and mindfullness all wrapped in one in one of the world's most unique and breath-taking sceneries. And don't forget the best and purest air and water this planet has to offer.

Fly & Drive in Lapland 

Day 1 & 2

Rovaniemi - Luosto
Flight from Helsinki to Rovaniemi, the capital of Lapland!
Rovaniemi is an urban city surrounded by arctic nature, where Lappish culture and a wide range of activities meet. In Rovaniemi you can visit Santa Claus and cross the Arctic Circle every day of the year! Luosto is a small, idyllic and authentic resort in the heart of Lapland
Visit Santa Claus Village - Arktikum Science Centre - Lampivaara Amethyst Mine
Do Visit reindeer and/or husky parks - Arctic Circle Husky Park or Shaman Huskies - Reindeer Journey or Santa Claus Reindeer
Have a cruise, a sauna boat trip or rent a sup board - river cruises, m/s Erkin Arkki, Arctic Joy
Be activ, enjoy the nature - walk or cycle along a nature trail - Bowling in Santasport, golfing at Santa Claus Golf Club
Try activities - Float in the fresh arctic water
Sleep Special accommodation - Holiday Villages - Accommodation in Luosto  

Day 3 & 4

Drive to Inari - Saariselkä
In the Far North of Finnish Lapland lies the arctic travel destination of Inari-Saariselkä. Welcome to enjoy the opportunities for year-round travel offered by national parks, vibrant local culture, and numerous outdoor activities amid the majestic fells. Inari-Saariselkä is a unique, family-friendly destination with pristine, unspoiled Arctic wilderness and high-quality services
Visit Gold Prospector Museum in Tankavaara - Sámi Museum Siida 
Do Experience genuine Sami culture - Visit golden river valley at the heart of Finland's biggest national park - Lemmenjoki National Park
Sleep Igloo Hotels - Luxury accommodation - Holiday apartments 

Day 5 & 6

Drive to Levi! 
Levi is a compact resort, having all the necessary holiday services within walking distance. There's also ready safaris and programs to ease your pick - they're organized for you and planned to include everything necessary
Feel Levi 
Taivaanvalkeat with Tonttula Elves' Experience Village - Samiland exhibition
Enjoy Lappish nature, get in touch with animals, keep pedalling in Levi Bike Park or just relax - fun for everyone
under the stars


Route Map

Total route apprx. 800 km / 500 miles

Rovaniemi - Luosto  120 km / 75 miles
Luosto - Saariselkä 180 km / 115 miles
Saariselkä - Inari 70 km / 45 miles
Inari - Lemmenjoki 55 km / 35 miles
Lemmenjoki - Levi 160 km / 100 miles
Levi - Kittilä 15 km / 10 miles (Flight from Kittilä to Helsinki) or
Levi - Rovaniemi 175 km / 110 miles

Driving in Finland

Driving in Finland
Driving tips

By air

From Helsinki to Rovaniemi, 1h 45 min
From Kittilä to Helsinki, 1 h 20 min

Follow the weather


Bring along

  • International driving permit
  • Comfortable outdoor clothing
  • Swimming suit for sauna

Sustainable Travel Finland

Sustainable Travel Finland label will make it easier for travel trade and travellers to recognise a tourism company and destination that takes sustainability seriously. Achieving a Sustainable Travel Finland –label became possible on June 1, 2020, and the first companies have already been awarded with the label. Find sustainable travel options at Visit Finland's Sustainable Travel Finland webpage.

Useful links

Sustainable Travel Finland label
Experience Sustainable Finland
Sustainable Finland Pledge