12 days in Lapland Itinerary

12 days in Lapland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Lapland trip itinerary planner

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Make it your trip
Fly
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Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Drive
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Kemi
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Levi
— 3 nights
Drive
4
Saariselka
— 3 nights
Drive to Ivalo Airport, Fly to Abu Dhabi

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Rovaniemi

— 1 night

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Mon): make a trip to Lordi's Square, then take an exotic tour of a safari tour, then make a trip to Santa Claus Office, and finally make a trip to Santa Claus Village. Keep things going the next day: get in on the family fun at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, then get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Rovaniemi Church.

For reviews, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi trip itinerary site.

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates to Rovaniemi is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Abu Dhabi to Rovaniemi. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from Abu Dhabi in March: high temperatures in Rovaniemi hover around -1°C and lows are around -9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) so you can go by car to Kemi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours
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Kemi

— 2 nights
Kemi is a town and municipality of Finland. On the 20th (Wed), explore the world behind art at Kemin Jalokivigalleria (Kemi Gemstone Gallery), then take an in-depth tour of The Provincial Museum Of Tornio Valley, then visit Icebreaker Sampo, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Kemi Church. Keep things going the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Tornio Church and then tour or see a game at Duudsonit Activity Park - TornioHaparanda.

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Traveling by car from Rovaniemi to Kemi takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 0°C in March, and nighttime lows around -10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) so you can go by car to Levi.

Things to do in Kemi

Theme Parks · Fun & Games · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

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Levi

— 3 nights
Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
Step out of Levi with an excursion to Lapland Hotels SnowVillage in Kittila--about 46 minutes away. Spend the 22nd (Fri) on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort. There's much more to do: join the crowd at Icekarting Levi, don't miss a visit to Giewont Husky Adventures, get all the equipment you need at Elan Ski Shop & Rental, and shop like a local with LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery.

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You can drive from Kemi to Levi in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In March, daytime highs in Levi are 0°C, while nighttime lows are -10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) early enough to drive to Saariselka.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports · Adventure

Side Trip

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Saariselka

— 3 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.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Mon): fly down the slopes at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Tue): examine the collection at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center and then get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

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Drive from Levi to Saariselka in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In March in Saariselka, expect temperatures between -1°C during the day and -12°C at night. On the 27th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports · Wildlife

Side Trip

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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.