15 days in Lapland Itinerary

15 days in Lapland Itinerary

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15 days in Lapland Itinerary

Start: Berlin
Fly:  6​h 45​min
1
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 15​min
2
Kemi
— 1 night
3
Akaslompolo
— 2 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
4
Levi
— 3 nights
5
Saariselka
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
6
Pyhatunturi
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  8​h 45​min
End: Berlin

2
nights
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 3rd (Sun), make a trip to Lordi's Square. Keep things going the next day: get in on the family fun at Santa Claus Village, then explore the different monuments and memorials at German Soldier s Cemetery, then see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, and finally look for gifts at Your Piece Of Finland.

For ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Rovaniemi tour planner.

Berlin, Germany to Rovaniemi is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Berlin to Rovaniemi, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In March in Rovaniemi, expect temperatures between -1°C during the day and -9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) to allow enough time to take a train to Kemi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Safaris
Rovaniemi Church ©
Rovaniemi Church
German Soldier s Cemetery ©
German Soldier s Cemetery

1
night
Kemi

Kemi ©
Kemi is a town and municipality of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Wed): admire the masterpieces at Kemin Jalokivigalleria (Kemi Gemstone Gallery), then take in the spiritual surroundings of Kemi Church, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Tornio Church.

For ratings, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Kemi day trip tool .

Take a train from Rovaniemi to Kemi in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. In March, daily temperatures in Kemi can reach 0°C, while at night they dip to -10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Akaslompolo.

Things to do in Kemi

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Tornio Church
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Kemi Church ©
Kemi Church
Tornio Church ©
Tornio Church

2
nights
Akaslompolo

Akaslompolo ©
On the 7th (Thu), glide through natural beauty at Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park. On the next day, hit the slopes at Yllas Ski Resort and then see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour.

To see photos, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Akaslompolo planning site .

Drive from Kemi to Akaslompolo in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In March, plan for daily highs up to 0°C, and evening lows to -10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Levi.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports

Side Trips

Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park, Yllas Ski Resort
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Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park ©
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park
Safaris
Yllas Ski Resort ©
Yllas Ski Resort

3
nights
Levi

Levi ©
Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
Enontekio Church and Taatsin seita will appeal to history buffs. Get outdoors at Levi Ski Resort and Elan Ski Shop & Rental. There's lots more to do: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, admire all the interesting features of Ice Karting Levi, and experience rural life at Ounaskievari Reindeer Farm.

To find ratings, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Levi online tour itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Akaslompolo to Levi takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In March, daytime highs in Levi are 0°C, while nighttime lows are -10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) so you can travel to Saariselka.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors Adventure Trails

Side Trips

Taatsin seita, Enontekio Church, Ounaskievari Reindeer Farm
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Elan Ski Shop & Rental ©
Elan Ski Shop & Rental
Enontekio Church ©
Enontekio Church

3
nights
Saariselka

Saariselka ©
Popular historic sites such as Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church and Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel are in your itinerary. Step out of the city life by going to Urho Kekkonen National Park and Inari Reindeerfarm. Go for a jaunt from Saariselka to Inari to see Saint Tryphon Pechenga Orthodox Church about 1h 10 min away. On the 14th (Thu), spend an exhilarating day on the slopes at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort.

To find traveler tips, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Saariselka trip itinerary tool .

Do a combination of bus and flight 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. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) so you can travel to Pyhatunturi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports

Side Trip

Inari
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Urho Kekkonen National Park ©
Urho Kekkonen National Park
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort ©
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church

3
nights
Pyhatunturi

Pyhatunturi ©
Get outdoors at Pyha-Luosto National Park and Kopara Reindeer Park. Church of Sodankyla and Joutsijarven Bunkkerit will appeal to history buffs. Get out of town with these interesting Pyhatunturi side-trips: Museum - Gallery Alariesto (in Sodankyla) and Paikanselan Taistelualue (in Salla).

To see more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Pyhatunturi day trip website .

Getting from Saariselka to Pyhatunturi by car takes about 2.5 hours. March in Pyhatunturi sees daily highs of -1°C and lows of -13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Pyhatunturi

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Sodankyla, Luosto, Paikanselan Taistelualue, Joutsijarven Bunkkerit
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Kopara Reindeer Park ©
Kopara Reindeer Park
Church of Sodankyla ©
Church of Sodankyla
Amethyst Mine Lapland ©
Amethyst Mine Lapland

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