12 days in Lapland Itinerary

12 days in Lapland Itinerary

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Start: Tel Aviv
Fly + Bus:  11 h
1
Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
Train:  1 h 15 min
2
Kemi
— Few hours
Drive:  3 h 15 min
3
Akaslompolo
— 2 nights
Bus:  1 h 15 min
4
Levi
— 3 nights
Fly + Bus:  3 h
5
Saariselka
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 15 min
6
Luosto
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  12 h 30 min
End: Tel Aviv

3
nights
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Sat): get outside with TravelHouse, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Rovaniemi Church, and then get in on the family fun at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus. On the 3rd (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: make a trip to Lordi's Square, take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, then take an exotic tour of a safari tour, then see Santa Claus Office, and finally make a trip to Santa Claus Village.

For more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi holiday planner.

Tel Aviv, Israel to Rovaniemi is an approximately 11.5- hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of flight, bus, and train; or do a combination of flight and train. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from Tel Aviv in March, with highs in Rovaniemi at -1°C and lows at -9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) early enough to catch the train to Kemi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

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

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hours
Kemi

Kemi ©
Kemi is a town and municipality of Finland. On the 4th (Mon), admire the masterpieces at Kemin Jalokivigalleria (Kemi Gemstone Gallery) and then stop by Sampo Icebreaker.

For ratings, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Kemi trip planner.

Take a train from Rovaniemi to Kemi in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 0°C in March, and nighttime lows around -10°C. On the 4th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Akaslompolo.

Things to do in Kemi

Museums
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Kemin Jalokivigalleria (Kemi Gemstone Gallery) ©
Sampo Icebreaker ©
Sampo Icebreaker

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nights
Akaslompolo

Akaslompolo ©
On the 5th (Tue), head outdoors with Seven Fells Up and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Wed): identify plant and animal life at Konijanka Petting Zoo, then fly down the slopes at Yllas Ski Resort, and then see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour.

To see maps, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read Akaslompolo itinerary builder site.

You can drive from Kemi to Akaslompolo in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In March, daytime highs in Akaslompolo are 0°C, while nighttime lows are -10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) to allow time to take a bus to Levi.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Outdoors Parks Nature

Side Trips

Yllas Ski Resort, Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park
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Seven Fells Up ©
Seven Fells Up
Safaris
Yllas Ski Resort ©
Yllas Ski Resort

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Thu): explore the landscape on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort. Here are some ideas for day two: don't miss a visit to Lapland Hotels SnowVillage, join the crowd at Icekarting Levi, then look for all kinds of wild species at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm, then view the masterpieces at LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery, and finally have some family-friendly fun at Kids' Land.

To see photos, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read Levi vacation tool.

Getting from Akaslompolo to Levi by bus takes about an hour. Other options: drive. Expect a daytime high around 0°C in March, and nighttime lows around -10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Saariselka.

Things to do in Levi

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trip

Lapland Hotels SnowVillage
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Lapland Hotels SnowVillage ©
Lapland Hotels SnowVillage
Icekarting Levi ©
Icekarting Levi

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night
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.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Sat): hit the slopes at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort.

To see more things to do, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read our Saariselka online vacation planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Levi to Saariselka takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to -1°C, and evening lows to -12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) so you can drive to Luosto.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports
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Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort ©
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort
Urho Kekkonen National Park ©
Urho Kekkonen National Park

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Luosto

Luosto ©
Nestled among vast forests and fells, Luosto represents a small idyllic resort village set on the edge of Pyha-Luosto National Park.
On the 11th (Mon), identify plant and animal life at Kopara Reindeer Park, hit the slopes at Pyhatunturi, and then go deep underground at Amethyst Mine Lapland.

To see ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Luosto travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Saariselka to Luosto takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. March in Luosto sees daily highs of -1°C and lows of -13°C at night. You'll set off for home on the 12th (Tue).

Things to do in Luosto

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trip

Pyhatunturi
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Kopara Reindeer Park ©
Kopara Reindeer Park
Amethyst Mine Lapland ©
Amethyst Mine Lapland
Pyhatunturi ©
Pyhatunturi

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