10 days in Lapland Itinerary

10 days in Lapland Itinerary

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10 days in Lapland Itinerary

Start: Washington DC
Fly:  19​h 45​min
1
Luosto
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Saariselka
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
3
Kittila
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
4
Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
Fly:  17​h 45​min
End: Washington DC

1
day
Luosto

Luosto ©
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sat): explore the striking landscape of Pyha-Luosto National Park.

For where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Luosto trip planner.

Washington DC, USA to Luosto is an approximately 20-hour flight. You'll lose 7 hours traveling from Washington DC to Luosto due to the time zone difference. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from Washington DC in March, with highs in Luosto at 30°F and lows at 11°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Saariselka.

Things to do in Luosto

Parks Nature

Side Trip

Pyha-Luosto National Park
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Pyha-Luosto National Park ©
Pyha-Luosto National Park

2
nights
Saariselka

Saariselka ©
Start off your visit on the 17th (Sun): fly down the slopes at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Mon): identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Urho Kekkonen National Park, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel, and finally stop by Shamaan Design - Lappi Shop.

To see more things to do, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read Saariselka trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Luosto to Saariselka by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to 29°F, and evening lows to 13°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Kittila.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors Winter Sports Parks

Side Trip

Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel
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Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort ©
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort
Urho Kekkonen National Park ©
Urho Kekkonen National Park

3
nights
Kittila

Kittila ©
Kittilä is a municipality of Finland and a popular holiday resort.It is located in northern Finland north of the Arctic Circle within the Lapland region. Take a break from Kittila with a short trip to Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park in Muonio, about 1h 05 min away. On the 19th (Tue), ski the day away in the pristine settings at Levi Ski Resort. The adventure continues: explore and take pictures at Ice Karting Levi, don't miss a visit to LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery, see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, and experience rural life at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm.

For ratings, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Kittila trip itinerary maker .

Getting from Saariselka to Kittila by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus. In March, daytime highs in Kittila are 31°F, while nighttime lows are 16°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Kittila

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports

Side Trips

Levi, Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm, Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Ice Karting Levi ©
Ice Karting Levi
Snow Village ©
Snow Village

3
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 22nd (Fri), get curious at Pilke Science Centre, then take an exotic tour of a safari tour, then see Santa Claus Office, and finally find something for the whole family at Santa Claus Village. Keep things going the next day: stop by Your Piece Of Finland, get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, then get in on the family fun at SantaPark, and finally make a trip to Lordi's Square.

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Traveling by car from Kittila to Rovaniemi takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 30°F in March, and nighttime lows around 17°F. You'll have a few hours on the 24th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks Museums Outdoors
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Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Safaris
Arktikum ©
Arktikum

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