13 days in Lapland Itinerary

13 days in Lapland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Lapland visit planner

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Make it your trip
Fly
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Rovaniemi
— 4 nights
Drive
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Saariselka
— 3 nights
Drive
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Levi
— 4 nights
Drive to Kittilä Airport, Fly to Sydney

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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.
Rovaniemi is known for museums, nightlife, and wildlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, see Santa Claus Office, explore the fascinating underground world of Syvasenvaara Fell, and identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas.

To see maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Rovaniemi vacation maker.

Sydney, Australia to Rovaniemi is an approximately 28-hour flight. Traveling from Sydney to Rovaniemi, you'll gain 8 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Sydney in March, expect Rovaniemi to be colder, temps between -1°C and -9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Saariselka.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Museums
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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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Inari (Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center & Juutua Nature Trail). Spend the 19th (Sat) exploring nature at Urho Kekkonen National Park. There's more to do: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel.

To see reviews, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Saariselka online driving holiday planner.

Drive from Rovaniemi to Saariselka in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In March, daytime highs in Saariselka are -1°C, while nighttime lows are -12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) so you can drive to Levi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Nature

Side Trip

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Levi

— 4 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 21st (Mon) on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort. There's much more to do: bet on your favorite at Icekarting Levi, take an exotic tour of Lapland Safaris Levi, hit the slopes at Yllas Ski Resort, and get a taste of the local shopping with Elan Ski Shop & Rental.

To find maps, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Levi route planning site.

You can drive from Saariselka to Levi in 3.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to 0°C, and evening lows to -10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports · Tours

Side Trips

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Lapland travel guide

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Landmarks · Nightlife · Safaris
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.