12 days in Lapland Itinerary

12 days in Lapland Itinerary

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Saariselka
— 2 nights
Drive
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Muonio
— 3 nights
Drive
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Kittila
— 2 nights
Drive
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Rovaniemi
— 4 nights
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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.
Get in touch with nature at Nature & Wildlife Tours and Urho Kekkonen National Park. Change things up with a short trip to Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church in Inari (about 1h 10 min away). categoryPhrases.sentence.On_the_day_spend_an_exhilarating_day_on_the_slopes_at. The adventure continues: look for gifts at Hippupuoti Gift Shop.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Saariselka trip planner.

Helsinki to Saariselka is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and bus; or drive. In March, Saariselka is a bit cooler than Helsinki - with highs of -1°C and lows of -12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) so you can travel to Muonio.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors · Winter Sports · Parks · Wildlife

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Muonio

— 3 nights
Muonio is a municipality of Finland.The town is located in far northern Finland above the Arctic Circle on the country's western border, within the area of the former Lappi province. Get in touch with nature at Yllas Ski Resort and Torassieppi Reindeer Farm & Cottages. Spend the 15th (Fri) exploring nature at Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park. There's lots more to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Keimiotunturi Fell, contemplate the long history of Keimioniemi Fishing Cabins, and examine the collection at Muonion Kotiseutumuseo.

To see where to stay, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Muonio trip itinerary maker tool.

Traveling by car from Saariselka to Muonio takes 4 hours. Expect a daytime high around -1°C in March, and nighttime lows around -12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Kittila.

Things to do in Muonio

Parks · Nature · Winter Sports · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Mar 14 — 17:

Kittila

— 2 nights
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. On the 18th (Mon), explore the landscape on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort. On the next day, bet on your favorite at Icekarting Levi and then take an exotic tour of a safari tour.

To see other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Kittila trip itinerary site.

You can drive from Muonio to Kittila in an hour. Expect a daytime high around 0°C in March, and nighttime lows around -10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) so you can drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Kittila

Tours · Outdoors · Trails · Winter Sports

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 17 — 19:

Rovaniemi

— 4 nights

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Take a break from the city and head to Safaris and Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy. Next up on the itinerary: get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Rovaniemi Church, and explore the fascinating underground world of Syvasenvaara Fell.

To see photos, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi trip tool.

Drive from Kittila to Rovaniemi in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In March, daytime highs in Rovaniemi are -1°C, while nighttime lows are -9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Winter Sports
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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.