14 days in Lapland Itinerary

14 days in Lapland Itinerary

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Fly
1
Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
Drive
2
Kemi
— 1 night
Drive
3
Saariselka
— 3 nights
Fly
4
Levi
— 5 nights
Drive to Kittilä Airport, Fly to Cape Town International Airport

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Rovaniemi

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 Kopara Reindeer Park. Step out of Rovaniemi to go to Luosto and see Amethyst Mine Lapland, which is approximately 1h 35 min away. The adventure continues: look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, pause for some serene contemplation at Rovaniemi Church, look for gifts at LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier, and hit the slopes at Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy.

To see other places to visit, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi tour itinerary maker.

Cape Town, South Africa to Rovaniemi is an approximately 20.5-hour flight. Traveling from Cape Town in March, expect Rovaniemi to be colder, temps between -1°C and -9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) early enough to drive to Kemi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Feb 28 — Mar 4:

1
night
Kemi

Kemi is a town and municipality of Finland. Start off your visit on the 5th (Fri): pause for some serene contemplation at Tornio Church, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kemi Church, and then explore the historical opulence of SnowCastle of Kemi.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Kemi trip planner.

You can drive from Rovaniemi to Kemi in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In March, daytime highs in Kemi are 0°C, while nighttime lows are -10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Saariselka.

Things to do in Kemi

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trip

Find places to stay Mar 4 — 5:

3
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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.
Take a break from the city and head to Nature & Wildlife Tours and Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church and Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel. There's still lots to do: stroll through Urho Kekkonen National Park, wander the wide-open spaces of Saariselka Reindeer Farm, and look for gifts at Hippupuoti Gift Shop.

To see maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Saariselka online travel planner.

You can drive from Kemi to Saariselka in 5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to -1°C, and evening lows to -12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can travel to Levi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Mar 5 — 8:

5
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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.
Get outdoors at Levi Ski Resort and Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park. Get out of town with these interesting Levi side-trips: Lapland Hotels SnowVillage (in Kittila) and Akaslompolo (Safaris & Seven Fells Up). There's lots more to do: bet on your favorite at Icekarting Levi, fly down the slopes at Yllas Ski Resort, get your game on at Kids' Land, and don't miss a visit to Giewont Husky Adventures.

To find photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Levi trip itinerary builder site.

Traveling by flight from Saariselka to Levi takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In March in Levi, expect temperatures between 0°C during the day and -10°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Winter Sports

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 8 — 13:

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.