9 days in Northern Norway, Lapland & Sweden Itinerary

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Tromso, Norway
— 2 nights
Levi, Finland
— 3 nights
Saariselka, Finland
— 1 night
Kiruna, Sweden
— 1 night


Tromso, Norway — 2 nights

Paris of the North

Get in touch with nature at Northern Light Dog Adventure and Prestvannet Lake. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Tromsø Museum – Universitetsmuseet and Tromso Domkirke. And it doesn't end there: observe the fascinating underwater world at Polaria, look and learn at Northern Norwegian Science Center, make a trip to Tromso Bridge, and shop like a local with Nordnorsk Kunstmuseum.

To find photos, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Tromso day trip planner.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Tromso is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Amsterdam in December: high temperatures in Tromso hover around 0°C and lows are around -4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Levi.
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Levi, Finland — 3 nights

Get outdoors at Seven Fells Up and Yllas Ski Resort. Explore hidden gems such as Horseback Riding Tours and Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm. Step out of Levi with an excursion to Jemes Sport in Yllasjarvi--about 50 minutes away. Spend the 4th (Thu) on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort. There's much more to do: indulge in some personalized pampering at Foxfires Arctic Spa Sauna Experience, don't miss a visit to Giewont Husky Adventures, and experience rural life at Ounaskievari Reindeer Farm.

To find maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Levi trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Tromso to Levi takes 6 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Tromso to Levi is 1 hour. When traveling from Tromso in January, plan for a bit cooler days in Levi, with highs around -11°C, while nights are much colder with lows around -21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Saariselka.
Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports · Tours
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Saariselka, Finland — 1 night

Kick off your visit on the 5th (Fri): stop by Hippupuoti Gift Shop, fly down the slopes at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort, then get a dose of the wild on Lapland Safaris Saariselka, and finally find something for the whole family at Angry Birds Activity Park.

For where to stay, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Saariselka travel planning app.

Drive from Levi to Saariselka in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In January, daytime highs in Saariselka are -11°C, while nighttime lows are -20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to drive to Kiruna.
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Kiruna, Sweden — 1 night

Start off your visit on the 6th (Sat): explore by horseback at Ofelas Icelandic horses & Guide Service and then make a trip to Kiruna Stadshuset.

To see ratings, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read our Kiruna online trip maker.

You can drive from Saariselka to Kiruna in 6.5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Saariselka to Kiruna is minus 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around -11°C in January, and nighttime lows around -20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can fly back home.
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Northern Norway travel guide

Land of the Northern Lights
Located at the northernmost tip of continental Europe, Northern Norway is a place where civilizations meet, the sun shines at midnight, and auroras paint the skies. Learn about the local culture, a mosaic of Sami, Norwegian, Finnish, and Russian influences, and see the historical attractions that stretch from prehistory to the Cold War era. Despite their modest size, the region’s cities are vibrant places with many unique architectural features and an exciting nightlife. Outside the cities, you'll find a vast area of pristine nature with mountains, fjords, lakes, and rivers. Here you can take part in a number of outdoor activities, from golfing and rock climbing in the summer, to dog sledding and skiing in the winter. Complete your Arctic vacation by tasting the local specialties, including fresh dairy products and seafood, whale and reindeer meat, and seagull eggs followed by home-brewed beer.

Lapland travel guide

Nightlife · Landmarks · Safaris
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.

Sweden travel guide

Mother Svea
Once the land of the Vikings, Sweden today combines a long and fascinating history with a propensity for the very modern. The grand Romanesque churches that dot the countryside contrast with the clean, simple lines and partiality for organization the country is known for. With its reverence for the shy, reserved, and considerate, the nation exudes a sensation of being comfortable. Peek into the quiet lives from afar, gather around traditional "fika" coffee with loved ones, or dine on meatballs, herring, and potatoes. Immerse yourself in nature among the forests and trails so respected by their citizens, and take in the latest design and cultural offerings in this modest yet aesthetically savvy country.