13 days in Lapland, Central Finland & Finnish Archipelago Itinerary

13 days in Lapland, Central Finland & Finnish Archipelago Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
2
Levi
— 2 nights
3
Saariselka
— 1 night
4
Jyvaskyla
— 1 night
5
Turku
— 2 nights

3
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Kopara Reindeer Park and Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy. Escape the urban bustle at Safaris and Pyha-Luosto National Park. There's still lots to do: stroll the grounds of German Soldier s Cemetery.

For photos, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Rovaniemi online trip planner.

Bemidji, USA to Rovaniemi is an approximately 27-hour combination of car and flight. You'll lose 8 hours traveling from Bemidji to Rovaniemi due to the time zone difference. March in Rovaniemi sees daily highs of 30°F and lows of 17°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Levi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

Kopara Reindeer Park, Pyha-Luosto National Park
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Kopara Reindeer Park ©
Kopara Reindeer Park
Pyha-Luosto National Park ©
Pyha-Luosto National Park
Safaris

2
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 16th (Sat): explore the landscape on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort. Keep things going the next day: experience rural life at Ounaskievari Reindeer Farm, then surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, and then stroll through Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm.

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Getting from Rovaniemi to Levi by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In March in Levi, expect temperatures between 31°F during the day and 16°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) early enough to travel to Saariselka.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors · Tours · Parks

Side Trips

Nature & Wildlife Tours, Ounaskievari Reindeer Farm
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Nature & Wildlife Tours

1
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 18th (Mon): examine the collection at Gold Prospector Museum, explore the striking landscape of Urho Kekkonen National Park, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel, and finally stop by Hippupuoti Gift Shop.

For more things to do, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Saariselka road trip planning tool.

You can fly from Levi to Saariselka in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to 29°F, and evening lows to 13°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) early enough to travel to Jyvaskyla.

Things to do in Saariselka

Nature · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trips

Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel, Gold Prospector Museum
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Urho Kekkonen National Park ©
Urho Kekkonen National Park
Gold Prospector Museum ©
Gold Prospector Museum
Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel ©
Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel

1
night
Jyvaskyla

Jyvaskyla ©
Jyväskylä is a city and municipality in Finland and in the western part of the Finnish Lakeland. Start off your visit on the 19th (Tue): get all the equipment you need at Himos Ski Resort and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Petajavesi Old Church. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at The Alvar Aalto Museum, examine the collection at Finnish Air Force Museum, then get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum of Central Finland, and finally stroll around Tourujoen Luontopolku.

To find ratings, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read our Jyvaskyla trip planner.

Getting from Saariselka to Jyvaskyla by flight takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Saariselka in March; daily highs in Jyvaskyla reach 35°F and lows reach 19°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Jyvaskyla

Museums · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Himos Ski Resort, Petajavesi Old Church
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Finnish Air Force Museum ©
Finnish Air Force Museum
Petajavesi Old Church ©
Petajavesi Old Church
Himos Ski Resort ©
Himos Ski Resort

2
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Thu): take an in-depth tour of Pharmacy Museum and Qwensel House, then browse the exhibits of Turku Castle, and then admire the masterpieces at Turku Art Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Archangel Michael's church, and then kick back and relax at Vepsa Island.

For ratings, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Turku trip site.

Traveling by car from Jyvaskyla to Turku takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to 38°F, and evening lows to 24°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Nature · Outdoors
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Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Archangel Michael's church ©
Archangel Michael's church

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