16 days in Lapland Itinerary

16 days in Lapland Itinerary

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Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Drive
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Salla
— 1 night
Drive
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Inari
— 3 nights
Drive
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Levi
— 3 nights
Drive
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Akaslompolo
— 2 nights
Drive
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Kemi
— 3 nights
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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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like German Soldier s Cemetery and Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy. And it doesn't end there: get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, Head underground at Syvasenvaara Fell, look for gifts at Your Piece Of Finland, and don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village.

To see other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Rovaniemi day trip app.

Durham, USA to Rovaniemi is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. Traveling from Durham to Rovaniemi, you'll lose 7 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Durham in March, expect Rovaniemi to be much colder, temps between 30°F and 17°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) so you can travel to Salla.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports · Theme Parks
Find places to stay Mar 2 — 4:

Salla

— 1 night
Salla is a municipality of Finland, located in Lapland. Start off your visit on the 5th (Tue): stroll through Salla Ski Resort, then get engrossed in the history at Salla Museum of War & Reconstruction, and then steep yourself in history at Paikanselan Taistelualue.

For other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read our Salla online trip builder.

Traveling by car from Rovaniemi to Salla takes 2 hours. Traveling from Rovaniemi in March, Salla is slightly colder at night with lows of 12°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) so you can travel to Inari.

Things to do in Salla

Winter Sports · Parks · Outdoors · Museums
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Inari

— 3 nights
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. Discover out-of-the-way places like Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus and Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church. Go for a jaunt from Inari to Saariselka to see Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort about 1h 5 min away. The adventure continues: relax in the rural setting at Tuula's Reindeer, get outside with Lake Inari, and get advice or help at The Sami Cultural Centre Sajos.

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Getting from Salla to Inari by car takes about 5 hours. In March in Inari, expect temperatures between 29°F during the day and 13°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) so you can go by car to Levi.

Things to do in Inari

Outdoors · Winter Sports · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Mar 5 — 8:

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Ounaskievari Reindeer Farm and Giewont Husky Adventures. Spend the 10th (Sun) on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort. There's lots more to do: bet on your favorite at Icekarting Levi, identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, stroll through Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm, and get all the equipment you need at Elan Ski Shop & Rental.

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Traveling by car from Inari to Levi takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. In March, daily temperatures in Levi can reach 31°F, while at night they dip to 16°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Akaslompolo.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Winter Sports

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 8 — 11:

Akaslompolo

— 2 nights
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Tue): get outside with Seven Fells Up and then see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour. On the 13th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park.

To see reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Akaslompolo trip maker.

Drive from Levi to Akaslompolo in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 31°F in March, and nighttime lows around 16°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to drive to Kemi.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Outdoors · Parks · Nature · Tours

Side Trip

Find places to stay Mar 11 — 13:

Kemi

— 3 nights
Kemi is a town and municipality of Finland. On the 14th (Thu), explore the world behind art at Kemin Jalokivigalleria (Kemi Gemstone Gallery), then get engrossed in the history at The Provincial Museum Of Tornio Valley, then stop by Icebreaker Sampo, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Kemi Church. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Tornio Church and then find something for the whole family at Duudsonit Activity Park - TornioHaparanda.

To find traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Kemi vacation maker tool.

You can drive from Akaslompolo to Kemi in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In March, plan for daily highs up to 32°F, and evening lows to 16°F. On the 16th (Sat), you're off to home.

Things to do in Kemi

Theme Parks · Fun & Games · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Mar 13 — 16:

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.