10 days in Lapland Itinerary

10 days in Lapland Itinerary

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Start: Charlotte
Fly + Bus:  18 h 30 min
1
Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 30 min
2
Akaslompolo
— 2 nights
Bus:  1 h 15 min
3
Levi
— 2 nights
Fly + Bus:  3 h
4
Saariselka
— 2 nights
Fly:  25 h
End: Charlotte

1
night
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Sat): identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas and then take an in-depth tour of Arktikum. On the next day, make a trip to Santa Claus Office, then explore the different monuments and memorials at German Soldier s Cemetery, then fly down the slopes at Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy, and finally look for gifts at Your Piece Of Finland.

For maps, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi day trip website.

Charlotte, USA to Rovaniemi is an approximately 19- hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of train, flight, and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 7 hours traveling from Charlotte to Rovaniemi. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Charlotte in March; daily highs in Rovaniemi reach 30°F and lows reach 17°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) early enough to drive to Akaslompolo.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports
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Safaris
German Soldier s Cemetery ©
German Soldier s Cemetery
Arktikum ©
Arktikum

2
nights
Akaslompolo

On the 25th (Mon), stop by Akaslompolo Sportshop and then get outside with Seven Fells Up. On the 26th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour.

For photos, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Akaslompolo trip itinerary site.

Drive from Rovaniemi to Akaslompolo in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 31°F in March, and nighttime lows around 16°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) to allow time to take a bus to Levi.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Safaris
Seven Fells Up ©
Seven Fells Up
Akaslompolo Sportshop ©
Akaslompolo Sportshop

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 27th (Wed), look for gifts at Elan Ski Shop & Rental and then identify plant and animal life at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Thu): explore the landscape on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort.

To find ratings, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read Levi vacation planner.

You can take a bus from Akaslompolo to Levi in an hour. Another option is to drive. In March in Levi, expect temperatures between 31°F during the day and 16°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Saariselka.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors Parks Trails
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Elan Ski Shop & Rental ©
Elan Ski Shop & Rental

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.
On the 29th (Fri), fly down the slopes at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort. On the next day, examine the collection at Gold Prospector Museum, stroll through Urho Kekkonen National Park, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel, and finally look for gifts at Shamaan Design - Lappi Shop.

For maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Saariselka online trip builder.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Levi to Saariselka takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 29°F in March, and nighttime lows around 13°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Saariselka

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trips

Gold Prospector Museum, Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel
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Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort ©
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort
Gold Prospector Museum ©
Gold Prospector Museum
Urho Kekkonen National Park ©
Urho Kekkonen National Park

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