16 days in Lapland Itinerary

16 days in Lapland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Lapland vacation planner

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Make it your trip
Fly to Ivalo Airport, Drive to Saariselka
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Saariselka
— 2 nights
Drive
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Luosto
— 1 day
Drive
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Levi
— 2 nights
Drive
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Akaslompolo
— 2 nights
Drive
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Rovaniemi
— 6 nights
Fly to New York JFK, Train to Philadelphia

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Saariselka

— 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Wed): see the interesting displays at Gold Prospector Museum, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Urho Kekkonen National Park, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel. Keep things going the next day: head outdoors with Outdoor Activities.

For other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Saariselka day trip planning app.

Philadelphia, USA to Saariselka is an approximately 22-hour combination of flight and car. You'll lose 7 hours traveling from Philadelphia to Saariselka due to the time zone difference. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from Philadelphia in March, with highs in Saariselka at 29°F and lows at 13°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) early enough to drive to Luosto.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Trails

Side Trips

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Luosto

— 1 day
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 8th (Fri): discover the riches below the earth's surface at Amethyst Mine Lapland.

For reviews, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Luosto route builder site.

You can drive from Saariselka to Luosto in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. In March, daytime highs in Luosto are 30°F, while nighttime lows are 11°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Levi.
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Levi

— 2 nights
Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Sat): have some family-friendly fun at Kids' Land, then browse the exhibits of LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery, and then don't miss a visit to Giewont Husky Adventures.

To find where to stay, photos, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Levi driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Luosto to Levi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. March in Levi sees daily highs of 31°F and lows of 16°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) so you can go by car to Akaslompolo.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports · Fun & Games

Side Trip

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Akaslompolo

— 2 nights
Get in touch with nature at Konijanka Petting Zoo and Safaris. Explore hidden gems such as Akaslompolo Sportshop and Muonion Kotiseutumuseo. Venture out of the city with trips to Muonio (Keimioniemi Fishing Cabins & Pakasaivo).

To see other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Akaslompolo trip itinerary maker tool.

Getting from Levi to Akaslompolo by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 31°F in March, and nighttime lows around 16°F. You'll have a few hours on the 12th (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trip

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Rovaniemi

— 6 nights

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Visiting Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy and Korouoma Canyon will get you outdoors. Museum-lovers will get to explore Forestry Museum of Lapland and Santa's House of Snowmobiles. Explore Rovaniemi's surroundings by going to Kemi (Icebreaker Sampo & Kemi Church). There's lots more to do: admire the sheer force of Auttikongas, explore the different monuments and memorials at German Soldier s Cemetery, explore the world behind art at Korundi House of Culture, and see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi trip planning website.

Drive from Akaslompolo to Rovaniemi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 30°F in March, and nighttime lows around 17°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks · Museums · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

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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.