14 days in Lapland, Wild Taiga & Lakeland Itinerary

14 days in Lapland, Wild Taiga & Lakeland Itinerary

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Fly
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Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Drive
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Levi
— 3 nights
Drive
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Saariselka
— 2 nights
Drive
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Suomussalmi
— 1 day
Drive
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Kuhmo
— 1 night
Drive
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Tampere
— 2 nights
Drive to Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Fly to Newark

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Rovaniemi

— 2 nights

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Explore Lapland, Shaman Huskies and Luosto. And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village, find something for the whole family at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, and see Santa Claus Office.

For where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Rovaniemi travel itinerary planner.

Newark, USA to Rovaniemi is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. You'll lose 7 hours traveling from Newark to Rovaniemi due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Newark in March, expect Rovaniemi to be slightly colder, temps between 30°F and 17°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to drive to Levi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Tours · Wildlife · Outdoors · Theme Parks

Side Trip

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Levi

— 3 nights
Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Polar Star Travel, LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery and Winter Laser World - Levi. Step off the beaten path and head to Seven Fells Up and Icekarting Levi.

To see photos, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Levi trip itinerary builder app.

You can drive from Rovaniemi to Levi in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In March, daytime highs in Levi are 31°F, while nighttime lows are 16°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Saariselka.

Things to do in Levi

Tours · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Wildlife

Side Trip

Find places to stay Mar 11 — 14:

Saariselka

— 2 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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Top Safaris Day Tours. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sun): get a dose of the wild on Top Safaris Day Tours. Keep things going the next day: look for gifts at Hippupuoti Gift Shop and then hike along Urho Kekkonen National Park.

For where to stay, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Saariselka visit planner.

Getting from Levi to Saariselka by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 29°F in March, and nighttime lows around 13°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can travel to Suomussalmi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Nature
Find places to stay Mar 14 — 16:
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Suomussalmi

— 1 day
Suomussalmi is a municipality in Finland and is located in the Kainuu region. On the 17th (Tue), make a trip to The Silent People and then stroll through Martinselkonen Wilds Centre.

For reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Suomussalmi day trip app.

You can drive from Saariselka to Suomussalmi in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Kuhmo.

Things to do in Suomussalmi

Parks · Wildlife
Find places to stay Mar 16 — 17:
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Kuhmo

— 1 night
Kuhmo is a town and a municipality in Finland and is located at the south-eastern corner of the Kainuu region. Start off your visit on the 18th (Wed): stroll through Wild Taiga and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Boreal Wildlife Centre.

To find where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Kuhmo day trip planning site.

Getting from Suomussalmi to Kuhmo by car takes about 2.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can travel to Tampere.

Things to do in Kuhmo

Parks · Wildlife
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Tampere

— 2 nights

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
You've now added ElamysTeeri - Room Escape to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Thu): enjoy the sand and surf at Riihiniemen Uimaranta, tour the pleasant surroundings at Hatanpaa Arboretum, and then test your team's savvy at ElamysTeeri - Room Escape. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Fri): kick back and relax at Rauhaniemi Beach, contemplate the long history of Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing, and then take in panoramic vistas at Nasinneula Tower.

For ratings, maps, photos, and more tourist information, use the Tampere road trip planning website.

Drive from Kuhmo to Tampere in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. In March, plan for daily highs up to 37°F, and evening lows to 21°F. You'll set off for home on the 21st (Sat).

Things to do in Tampere

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Wildlife
Find places to stay Mar 18 — 21:

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.

Wild Taiga travel guide

Nature & Parks · Landmarks · Military Museums