15 days in Lapland Itinerary

15 days in Lapland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Lapland trip itinerary planner

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Fly to Ivalo Airport, Drive to Saariselka
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Saariselka
— 5 nights
Drive
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Levi
— 4 nights
Drive
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Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
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Saariselka

— 5 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.
Explore Saariselka's surroundings by going to Inari (Saint Tryphon Pechenga Orthodox Church, Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church, &more). Spend the 4th (Sun) exploring nature at Lemmenjoki National Park. There's much more to do: explore the striking landscape of Urho Kekkonen National Park, pause for some serene contemplation at Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel, trek along Ruijanpolku Trail, and examine the collection at Gold Prospector Museum.

To find maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Saariselka trip itinerary maker.

Sydney, Australia to Saariselka is an approximately 33-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Sydney to Saariselka is minus 8 hours. Traveling from Sydney in March, things will get much colder in Saariselka: highs are around -1°C and lows about -12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to drive to Levi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

Side Trips

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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.
Explore Levi's surroundings by going to Lapland Hotels SnowVillage (in Kittila) and Muonio (Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park & Keimiotunturi Fell). Spend the 8th (Thu) on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort. There's lots more to do: join the crowd at Icekarting Levi, make a trip to Giewont Husky Adventures, relax in the rural setting at Ounaskievari Reindeer Farm, and have some family-friendly fun at Kids' Land.

For more things to do, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Levi holiday planner.

Getting from Saariselka to Levi by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 0°C in March, and nighttime lows around -10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Levi

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Trails

Side Trips

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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.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Mon): don't miss a visit to Lordi's Square, identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, then see Santa Claus Office, and finally make a trip to Santa Claus Village. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Rovaniemi Church, then get in on the family fun at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, and then get engrossed in the history at Arktikum.

For reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Rovaniemi online driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Levi to Rovaniemi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can 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 13th (Tue) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks · Outdoors · Museums · Wildlife
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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.