11 days in Lapland Itinerary

11 days in Lapland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Lapland travel planner

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Make it your trip
Fly
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Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Drive
2
Akaslompolo
— 3 nights
Drive
3
Levi
— 2 nights
Fly
4
Saariselka
— 2 nights
Drive
5
Pyhatunturi
— 1 night
Drive to Rovaniemi Airport, Fly to Berlin Brandenburg Airport

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Rovaniemi

— 2 nights

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 10th (Sun), make a trip to Lordi's Square. Here are some ideas for day two: identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, then look for gifts at LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier, then see Santa Claus Office, and finally don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village.

To find ratings, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi trip itinerary planner.

Berlin, Germany to Rovaniemi is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train, car, and ferry. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. In March, daytime highs in Rovaniemi are -1°C, while nighttime lows are -9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) so you can go by car to Akaslompolo.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife
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Akaslompolo

— 3 nights
Venture out of the city with trips to Lapland Hotels SnowVillage (in Kittila) and Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park (in Muonio).

To find ratings, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Akaslompolo online tour planner.

Drive from Rovaniemi to Akaslompolo in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In March in Akaslompolo, expect temperatures between 0°C during the day and -10°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can go by car to Levi.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Outdoors · Parks · Nature · Winter Sports

Side Trips

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Levi

— 2 nights
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 16th (Sat): grab your bike and head to Levi Ski Resort. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: fly down the slopes at Kids' Land, then get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, then bet on your favorite at Icekarting Levi, and finally identify plant and animal life at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm.

To find ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Levi itinerary site.

Getting from Akaslompolo to Levi by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus. In March in Levi, expect temperatures between 0°C during the day and -10°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Saariselka.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Winter Sports
Find places to stay Mar 15 — 17:

Saariselka

— 2 nights
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 18th (Mon), get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, then look for gifts at Hippupuoti Gift Shop, and then trek along Urho Kekkonen National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: gear up at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort.

To see ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Saariselka trip site.

Fly from Levi to Saariselka in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In March, daytime highs in Saariselka are -1°C, while nighttime lows are -12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) so you can travel to Pyhatunturi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports · Tours
Find places to stay Mar 17 — 19:

Pyhatunturi

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 20th (Wed): explore the striking landscape of Pyha-Luosto National Park.

Plan trip to Pyhatunturi with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Getting from Saariselka to Pyhatunturi by car takes about 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around -1°C in March, and nighttime lows around -13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Pyhatunturi

Parks · Nature
Find places to stay Mar 19 — 20:
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Lapland travel guide

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Landmarks · Safaris · Nightlife
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.