15 days in Lapland & Central Finland Itinerary

15 days in Lapland & Central Finland Itinerary

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15 days in Lapland & Central Finland Itinerary

Start: Cairns
Fly + Drive:  30​h
1
Levi
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h
2
Saariselka
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h 45​min
4
Jyvaskyla
— 4 nights
Fly:  34​h
End: Cairns


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1
night
Levi

Levi ©
Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
On the 1st (Sun), ski along the peaceful trails at Levi Ski Resort. Here are some ideas for day two: have some family-friendly fun at Kid's Land, see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, and then stop by Elan Ski Shop & Rental.

To find more things to do, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Levi trip planner .

Cairns, Australia to Levi is an approximately 30-hour flight. You'll gain 8 hours traveling from Cairns to Levi due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Cairns in March, things will get colder in Levi: highs are around 0°C and lows about -10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Saariselka.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors Tours Winter Sports
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Elan Ski Shop & Rental ©
Elan Ski Shop & Rental

2
nights
Saariselka

Saariselka ©
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Tue): get interesting insight from Tours, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Urho Kekkonen National Park, and then stop by Hippupuoti Gift Shop. On your second day here, gear up at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort.

For reviews, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Saariselka tour itinerary site .

Fly from Levi to Saariselka in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to -1°C, and evening lows to -12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough to drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors Winter Sports Parks
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Urho Kekkonen National Park ©
Urho Kekkonen National Park
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort ©
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort

3
nights
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Visiting Safaris and Syvasenvaara Fell will get you outdoors. And it doesn't end there: find something for the whole family at Santa Claus Village, fly down the slopes at Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy, make a trip to Lordi's Square, and get engrossed in the history at Arktikum.

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You can drive from Saariselka to Rovaniemi in 3.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In March, daytime highs in Rovaniemi are -1°C, while nighttime lows are -9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can travel to Jyvaskyla.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

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Safaris
Santa Claus Office ©
Santa Claus Office

4
nights
Jyvaskyla

Jyvaskyla ©
Jyväskylä is a city and municipality in Finland and in the western part of the Finnish Lakeland. Visiting Himos Ski Resort and Pyha-Hakki National Park will get you outdoors. For shopping fun, head to Kuokkalan kartano or Viherlandia. Get out of town with these interesting Jyvaskyla side-trips: Joutsa (Art Center Haihatus & Leivonmaki National Park). There's still lots to do: test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, don't miss a visit to University of Jyvaskyla, learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum of Central Finland, and snap pictures at Kuokkalan silta.

To find more things to do, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Jyvaskyla online road trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Rovaniemi to Jyvaskyla takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In March, daily temperatures in Jyvaskyla can reach 1°C, while at night they dip to -8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Jyvaskyla

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Joutsa, Pyha-Hakki National Park, Himos Ski Resort
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Himos Ski Resort ©
Himos Ski Resort
Pyha-Hakki National Park ©
Pyha-Hakki National Park
Leivonmaki National Park ©
Leivonmaki National Park

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