14 days in Lapland Itinerary

14 days in Lapland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Lapland vacation planner

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Fly to Ivalo Airport, Drive to Saariselka
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Saariselka
— 1 night
Drive
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Muonio
— 2 nights
Drive
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Kittila
— 3 nights
Drive
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Salla
— 1 night
Drive
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Kemi
— 1 night
Drive
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Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
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Saariselka

— 1 night
Outdoor pursuits--ranging from cross-country skiing and snowmobiling to reindeer safaris and chasing Northern Lights--draw the largest number of tourists to Saariselka.
On the 24th (Sun), surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Urho Kekkonen National Park, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: hit the slopes at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort.

To see photos, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Saariselka trip itinerary planner.

San Diego, USA to Saariselka is an approximately 24-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time is 10 hours. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from San Diego in February: high temperatures in Saariselka hover around 22°F and lows are around 9°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can travel to Muonio.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports · Wildlife

Side Trip

Find places to stay Feb 24 — 25:

Muonio

— 2 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. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Tue): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park. On the next day, explore the striking landscape at Keimiotunturi Fell and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Yllas Ski Resort.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Muonio route planner.

Traveling by car from Saariselka to Muonio takes 4 hours. In February, plan for daily highs up to 22°F, and evening lows to 10°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Kittila.

Things to do in Muonio

Parks · Nature · Winter Sports · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Feb 25 — 27:

Kittila

— 3 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. Step out of Kittila with an excursion to Safaris in Akaslompolo--about 46 minutes away. Spend the 28th (Thu) on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort. There's still lots to do: make a trip to Lapland Hotels SnowVillage, have some family-friendly fun at Kids' Land, bet on your favorite at Icekarting Levi, and experience rural life at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm.

To see more things to do, photos, maps, and tourist information, use the Kittila trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Muonio to Kittila by car takes about an hour. In February, daytime highs in Kittila are 24°F, while nighttime lows are 13°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) early enough to travel to Salla.

Things to do in Kittila

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Winter Sports

Side Trips

Find places to stay Feb 27 — Mar 2:

Salla

— 1 night
Salla is a municipality of Finland, located in Lapland. On the 3rd (Sun), contemplate the long history of Paikanselan Taistelualue and then take an in-depth tour of Salla Museum of War & Reconstruction.

To see traveler tips, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read Salla trip itinerary builder website.

You can drive from Kittila to Salla in 3.5 hours. In March in Salla, expect temperatures between 29°F during the day and 12°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Kemi.

Things to do in Salla

Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Mar 2 — 3:

Kemi

— 1 night
Kemi is a town and municipality of Finland. On the 4th (Mon), explore the world behind art at Kemin Jalokivigalleria (Kemi Gemstone Gallery), admire the landmark architecture of Kemi Church, then visit Icebreaker Sampo, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Tornio Church.

For traveler tips, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Kemi route builder.

Traveling by car from Salla to Kemi takes 3.5 hours. In March in Kemi, expect temperatures between 32°F during the day and 16°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Kemi

Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Mar 3 — 4:

Rovaniemi

— 3 nights

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Tue): identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, look for gifts at LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier, then see Santa Claus Office, and finally make a trip to Santa Claus Village. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Wed): find something for the whole family at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, Head underground at Syvasenvaara Fell, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Rovaniemi Church.

For reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Rovaniemi holiday planner.

You can drive from Kemi to Rovaniemi in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to 30°F, and evening lows to 17°F. On the 7th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours
Find places to stay Mar 4 — 7:

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.