16 days in Lapland Itinerary

16 days in Lapland Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Philadelphia
Fly:  22 h 30 min
1
Saariselka
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
2
Luosto
— 1 day
Drive:  2 h 15 min
3
Levi
— 2 nights
Bus:  1 h 15 min
4
Akaslompolo
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
5
Rovaniemi
— 6 nights
Fly + Train:  17 h
End: Philadelphia

2
nights
Saariselka

Saariselka ©
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, fly down the slopes at Urho Kekkonen National Park, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel. Keep things going the next day: get interesting insight from Tours.

To find photos, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Saariselka day trip planning app.

Philadelphia, USA to Saariselka is an approximately 22- hour flight. 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

Side Trips

Gold Prospector Museum, Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel
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Gold Prospector Museum ©
Gold Prospector Museum
Urho Kekkonen National Park ©
Urho Kekkonen National Park
Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel ©
Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel

1
day
Luosto

Luosto ©
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 ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Luosto route builder site.

You can drive from Saariselka to Luosto in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. 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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Amethyst Mine Lapland ©
Amethyst Mine Lapland

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Sat): hit the slopes 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 maps, photos, ratings, 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 catch the bus to Akaslompolo.

Things to do in Levi

Fun & Games Winter Sports Outdoors

Side Trip

Giewont Husky Adventures
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LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery ©
LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery
Giewont Husky Adventures ©
Giewont Husky Adventures

2
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Akaslompolo

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

To find maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Akaslompolo trip itinerary maker tool.

Getting from Levi to Akaslompolo by bus takes about an hour. Other options: drive. 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

Side Trip

Muonio
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Safaris
Pakasaivo ©
Pakasaivo
Seven Fells Up ©
Seven Fells Up

6
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Visiting Korouoma Canyon and Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy will get you outdoors. Museum-lovers will get to explore Korundi House of Culture and Santa's House of Snowmobiles. Explore Rovaniemi's surroundings by going to Kemi (Sampo Icebreaker & Kemi Church). And it doesn't end there: admire the sheer force of Auttikongas, stroll the grounds of German Soldier s Cemetery, take an in-depth tour of Forestry Museum of Lapland, and make a trip to Lordi's Square.

Discover how to plan a Rovaniemi trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Drive from Akaslompolo to Rovaniemi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In March, daily temperatures in Rovaniemi can reach 30°F, while at night they dip to 17°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Kemi, Korouoma Canyon
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German Soldier s Cemetery ©
German Soldier s Cemetery
Korouoma Canyon ©
Korouoma Canyon
Santa's House of Snowmobiles ©
Santa's House of Snowmobiles

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