17 days in Lapland Itinerary

17 days in Lapland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Lapland trip planner

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Make it your trip
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Rovaniemi
— 5 nights
Drive
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Kemi
— 2 nights
Drive
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Levi
— 4 nights
Drive
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Saariselka
— 3 nights
Drive
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Luosto
— 2 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.
Rovaniemi is known for wildlife, museums, and fun & games. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, tour the pleasant surroundings at Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy, take an exotic tour of a safari tour, and see Santa Claus Office.

For more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi online road trip planner.

Bangkok, Thailand to Rovaniemi is an approximately 16-hour flight. Traveling from Bangkok to Rovaniemi, you'll gain 5 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Bangkok in March, things will get cooler in Rovaniemi: highs are around -1°C and lows about -9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Kemi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Museums
Find places to stay Mar 4 — 9:

Kemi

— 2 nights
Kemi is a town and municipality of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kemi Church and then step into the grandiose world of Kemi SnowCastle. On the 11th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the world behind art at Kemin Jalokivigalleria (Kemi Gemstone Gallery), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Tornio Church, then see what you can catch with Nordic Safaris, and finally get engrossed in the history at The Provincial Museum Of Tornio Valley.

To see more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read Kemi trip planner.

Getting from Rovaniemi to Kemi by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: 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 Levi.

Things to do in Kemi

Tours · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Mar 9 — 11:

Levi

— 4 nights
Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
When in Levi, make a side trip to see Lapland Hotels SnowVillage in Kittila, approximately Kittila away. Spend the 12th (Fri) on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort. There's lots more to do: bet on your favorite at Icekarting Levi, get a taste of the local shopping with LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery, head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, and don't miss a visit to Giewont Husky Adventures.

For photos, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Levi vacation planner.

You can drive from Kemi to Levi in 4 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. March in Levi sees daily highs of 0°C and lows of -10°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to drive to Saariselka.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Winter Sports

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 11 — 15:

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 (Lake Inari, Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center, &more). And it doesn't end there: get outside with Outdoor Activities, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Urho Kekkonen National Park, fly down the slopes at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort, and pause for some serene contemplation at Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel.

To find reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Saariselka online tour itinerary planner.

Drive from Levi to Saariselka in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around -1°C in March, and nighttime lows around -12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Luosto.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports · Trails

Side Trip

Find places to stay Mar 15 — 18:

Luosto

— 2 nights
Nestled among vast forests and fells, Luosto represents a small idyllic resort village set on the edge of Pyha-Luosto National Park.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Fri): tour the pleasant surroundings at Kopara Reindeer Park, then head outdoors with Arctic Husky Farm, then discover the riches below the earth's surface at Amethyst Mine Lapland, and finally do some two-wheel cruising with Luosto Adventures.

To see ratings, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, use the Luosto trip builder site.

Getting from Saariselka to Luosto by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi. In March, daily temperatures in Luosto can reach -1°C, while at night they dip to -13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Luosto

Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trip

Find places to stay Mar 18 — 20:

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.