13 days in Lapland & Central Finland Itinerary

13 days in Lapland & Central Finland Itinerary

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13 days in Lapland & Central Finland Itinerary

Start: New York City
bus + Fly:  16​h 15​min
1
Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Levi
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Muonio
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
4
Saariselka
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
5
Salla
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h 45​min
6
Jyvaskyla
— 2 nights
Fly:  23​h 30​min
End: New York City

1
night
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Fri): don't miss a visit to Marttiinin Wanha Tehdas, admire the masterpieces at Korundi House of Culture, then stroll the grounds of German Soldier s Cemetery, then see the interesting displays at Santa's House of Snowmobiles, and finally see the interesting displays at Christmas House Santa. On the 23rd (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the views from Lumberjack's Candle Bridge, then hit the slopes at Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy, and then try to win big at Feel Vegas - Club Rovaniemi.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi trip maker website .

New York City, USA to Rovaniemi is an approximately 16.5-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also fly; or do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Eastern European Time, which is usually a 7 hour difference. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from New York City in March, with highs in Rovaniemi at 30°F and lows at 17°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) to allow time to drive to Levi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

#Museums, #Winter Sports, #Outdoors
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Christmas House Santa ©
Christmas House Santa
Korundi House of Culture ©
Korundi House of Culture
Santa's House of Snowmobiles ©
Santa's House of Snowmobiles

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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 24th (Sun): get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour and then take a stroll through Ounasjoki - River for activities. On the 25th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at The Sarestoniemi Museum, then relax in the rural setting at Ounaskievari Reindeer Farm, and then get engrossed in the history at Samiland.

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Traveling by car from Rovaniemi to Levi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In March, daily temperatures in Levi can reach 31°F, while at night they dip to 16°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can travel to Muonio.

Things to do in Levi

#Outdoors, #Museums, #Tours

Side Trips

Kittila, Ounaskievari Reindeer Farm
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Nature & Wildlife Tours

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Muonio

Muonio ©
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. On the 26th (Tue), glide through natural beauty at Torassieppi Reindeer Farm & Cottages and then ski along the peaceful trails at Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park. Keep things going the next day: head outdoors with Scandinavian Adventures and then head outdoors with Seven Fells Up.

For where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read Muonio itinerary maker site .

You can drive from Levi to Muonio in an hour. In March, daily temperatures in Muonio can reach 29°F, while at night they dip to 13°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) early enough to travel to Saariselka.

Things to do in Muonio

#Outdoors, #Winter Sports, #Nature

Side Trip

Akaslompolo
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Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park ©
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park
Torassieppi Reindeer Farm & Cottages ©

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Saariselka

Saariselka ©
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Thu): explore the striking landscape of Urho Kekkonen National Park, then examine the collection at Gold Prospector Museum, then enjoy some diversion at Action Park, and finally look for gifts at Hippupuoti Gift Shop.

For where to stay, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Saariselka trip planner .

Traveling by car from Muonio to Saariselka takes 3.5 hours. In March, daytime highs in Saariselka are 29°F, while nighttime lows are 13°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Salla.

Things to do in Saariselka

#Fun & Games, #Winter Sports, #Outdoors

Side Trip

Gold Prospector Museum
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Gold Prospector Museum ©
Gold Prospector Museum
Urho Kekkonen National Park ©
Urho Kekkonen National Park
Hippupuoti Gift Shop ©
Hippupuoti Gift Shop

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Salla

Salla ©
Salla is a municipality of Finland, located in Lapland. Start off your visit on the 29th (Fri): stroll through Salla Ski Resort, then contemplate the long history of Paikanselan Taistelualue, and then examine the collection at Salla Museum of War & Reconstruction.

To see reviews, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read Salla trip maker .

Traveling by car from Saariselka to Salla takes 3.5 hours. In March, plan for daily highs up to 29°F, and evening lows to 12°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Jyvaskyla.

Things to do in Salla

#Winter Sports, #Outdoors, #Parks
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Salla Ski Resort ©
Salla Ski Resort

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nights
Jyvaskyla

Jyväskylä is a city and municipality in Finland and in the western part of the Finnish Lakeland. Let the collections at Finnish Air Force Museum and The Craft Museum of Finland capture your imagination. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like The Alvar Aalto Museum and Keski-Suomen museo (Museum of Central Finland). Step out of Jyvaskyla with an excursion to Petajavesi Old Church in Petajavesi--about 34 minutes away. On the 31st (Sun), spend an exhilarating day on the slopes at Laajis. The adventure continues: learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum of Central Finland, take in the pleasant sights at Tourujoen luontopolku, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and take in the exciting artwork at Kuokkalan kartano.

For maps, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Jyvaskyla vacation tool .

Drive from Salla to Jyvaskyla in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Salla in March, with highs in Jyvaskyla at 35°F and lows at 19°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Jyvaskyla

#Fun & Games, #Museums, #Parks

Side Trip

Petajavesi Old Church
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Room Escape Games
The Alvar Aalto Museum ©
The Alvar Aalto Museum
Finnish Air Force Museum ©
Finnish Air Force Museum

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