16 days in Lapland Itinerary

16 days in Lapland Itinerary

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16 days in Lapland Itinerary

Start: Durham
+2
bus + foot + Fly:  18​h
1
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Salla
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
3
Inari
— 3 nights
+2
shuttle + Fly + bus:  2​h 30​min
4
Levi
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Akaslompolo
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
6
Kemi
— 3 nights
Fly:  18​h 30​min
End: Durham

2
nights
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy and Your Piece Of Finland. There's much more to do: get in on the family fun at Santa Claus Village, explore the fascinating underground world of Syvasenvaara Fell, see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, and enjoy some diversion at Santa Claus Office.

For more things to do, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi trip planner .

Durham, USA to Rovaniemi is an approximately 18-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also do a combination of bus, flight, and train; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Durham to Rovaniemi is 7 hours. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from Durham in March; daily highs in Rovaniemi reach 30°F and lows reach 17°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) early enough to travel to Salla.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Outdoors Theme Parks Parks
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Safaris
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Arktikum ©
Arktikum

1
night
Salla

Salla ©
Salla is a municipality of Finland, located in Lapland. On the 5th (Tue), hit the slopes at Salla Ski Resort, learn about all things military at Salla Museum of War & Reconstruction, and then contemplate the long history of Paikanselan Taistelualue.

To find traveler tips, maps, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Salla online trip itinerary planner .

Drive from Rovaniemi to Salla in 2 hours. Expect slightly colder evenings in Salla when traveling from Rovaniemi in March, with lows around 12°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Inari.

Things to do in Salla

Parks Winter Sports Outdoors
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Salla Ski Resort ©
Salla Ski Resort

3
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Inari

Inari ©
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort and Lake Inari.

For traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Inari trip itinerary maker tool .

Getting from Salla to Inari by car takes about 4.5 hours. In March in Inari, expect temperatures between 29°F during the day and 13°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) early enough to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Inari

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports

Side Trip

Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort
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Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort ©
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort
Lake Inari ©
Lake Inari
Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus ©
Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Nature & Wildlife Tours and Elan Ski Shop & Rental. On the 10th (Sun), ski the day away in the pristine settings at Levi Ski Resort. There's lots more to do: make a trip to LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery, explore and take pictures at Ice Karting Levi, experience rural life at Ounaskievari Reindeer Farm, and get your game on at Kid's Land.

For other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Levi trip planner.

Getting from Inari to Levi by combination of shuttle, flight, and bus takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to 31°F, and evening lows to 16°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Akaslompolo.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trips

Giewont Husky Adventures, Ounaskievari Reindeer Farm
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery ©
LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery
Elan Ski Shop & Rental ©
Elan Ski Shop & Rental

2
nights
Akaslompolo

On the 12th (Tue), get outside with Seven Fells Up and then see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour. Keep things going the next day: glide through natural beauty at Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park.

To see traveler tips, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Akaslompolo trip planning app .

Getting from Levi to Akaslompolo by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 31°F in March, and nighttime lows around 16°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Kemi.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trip

Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park
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Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park ©
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park

3
nights
Kemi

Kemi ©
Kemi is a town and municipality of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Thu): explore the world behind art at Kemin Jalokivigalleria (Kemi Gemstone Gallery), then take an in-depth tour of The Provincial Museum Of Tornio Valley, and then admire the striking features of Kemi Church. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Fri): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Tornio Church and then get in on the family fun at Duudsonit Activity Park - TornioHaparanda.

To see maps, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read Kemi online road trip planner .

Getting from Akaslompolo to Kemi by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In March in Kemi, expect temperatures between 32°F during the day and 16°F at night. On the 16th (Sat), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Kemi

Theme Parks Fun & Games Museums

Side Trip

Tornio
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Sampo Icebreaker ©
Sampo Icebreaker
Kemi Church ©
Kemi Church

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