16 days in Lapland Itinerary

16 days in Lapland Itinerary

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Rovaniemi
— 5 nights
Drive
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Kemi
— 1 night
Drive
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Luosto
— 1 night
Drive
4
Saariselka
— 3 nights
Drive
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Levi
— 5 nights
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Rovaniemi

— 5 nights

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Change things up with a short trip to Pyha-Luosto National Park in Pyhatunturi (about 1h 35 min away). And it doesn't end there: get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, see Santa Claus Office, make a trip to Santa Claus Village, and stroll through Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy.

Plan trip to Rovaniemi with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Minsk, Belarus to Rovaniemi is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Traveling from Minsk to Rovaniemi, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Minsk in March, with highs in Rovaniemi at -1°C and lows at -9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Kemi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Wildlife

Side Trip

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Kemi

— 1 night
Kemi is a town and municipality of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Thu): see exotic creatures in open habitats at Lapponia Safaris - Day tours and then explore the historical opulence of Kemi SnowCastle.

For photos, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Kemi trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Rovaniemi to Kemi takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In March in Kemi, expect temperatures between 0°C during the day and -10°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Luosto.

Things to do in Kemi

Tours · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Wildlife
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Luosto

— 1 night
Nestled among vast forests and fells, Luosto represents a small idyllic resort village set on the edge of Pyha-Luosto National Park.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Fri): do some two-wheel cruising with Luosto Adventures, then go deep underground at Amethyst Mine Lapland, then get a dose of the wild on Arctic Husky Farm, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Kopara Reindeer Park.

To see where to stay, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Luosto journey site.

You can drive from Kemi to Luosto in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Kemi in March, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Luosto, with lows of -13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Saariselka.

Things to do in Luosto

Wildlife · Outdoors · Parks · Tours

Side Trip

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Saariselka

— 3 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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Inari (Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church, Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center, &more). The adventure continues: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel, fly down the slopes at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort, and hike along Urho Kekkonen National Park.

To find photos, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Saariselka trip itinerary tool.

You can drive from Luosto to Saariselka in 2.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of taxi and bus. In March, daily temperatures in Saariselka can reach -1°C, while at night they dip to -12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Levi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports · Trails

Side Trip

Find places to stay Mar 12 — 15:

Levi

— 5 nights
Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Levi: Seven Fells Up (in Akaslompolo) and Lapland Hotels SnowVillage (in Kittila). Spend the 16th (Tue) on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort. And it doesn't end there: bet on your favorite at Icekarting Levi, take an exotic tour of Lapland Safaris Levi, don't miss a visit to Giewont Husky Adventures, and look for gifts at Elan Ski Shop & Rental.

To see traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Levi road trip planner.

Drive from Saariselka to Levi in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In March in Levi, expect temperatures between 0°C during the day and -10°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors · Tours · Winter Sports · Parks

Side Trips

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Lapland travel guide

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Landmarks · Nightlife · Safaris
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.