17 days in Lapland Itinerary

17 days in Lapland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Lapland vacation planner

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Levi
— 4 nights
Drive
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Saariselka
— 3 nights
Drive
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Luosto
— 2 nights
Drive
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Rovaniemi
— 5 nights
Drive
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Kemi
— 2 nights
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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.
Explore Levi's surroundings by going to Lapland Hotels SnowVillage (in Kittila) and Seven Fells Up (in Akaslompolo). Spend the 16th (Tue) on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort. And it doesn't end there: join the crowd at Icekarting Levi, have some family-friendly fun at Kids' Land, take an in-depth tour of Samiland, and gear up at Elan Ski Shop & Rental.

To see photos, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Levi online day trip planner.

Helsinki to Levi is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Helsinki in March; daily highs in Levi reach 0°C and lows reach -10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Saariselka.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Winter Sports

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 15 — 19:

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Saariselka side-trips: Inari (Juutua Nature Trail, Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center, &more). There's still lots to do: get interesting insight from Tours, look for gifts at Hippupuoti Gift Shop, pause for some serene contemplation at Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel, and hit the slopes at Urho Kekkonen National Park.

To find ratings, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Saariselka visit planning tool.

Traveling by car from Levi to Saariselka takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to -1°C, and evening lows to -12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Luosto.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports · Trails

Side Trip

Find places to stay Mar 19 — 22:

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 23rd (Tue): get out on two wheels at Luosto Adventures, then discover the riches below the earth's surface at Amethyst Mine Lapland, then surround yourself with nature on Arctic Husky Farm, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Kopara Reindeer Park. On the 24th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the world behind art at Museum - Gallery Alariesto, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Sodankyla, and then explore the stunning scenery at Isokuru.

To see photos, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Luosto trip itinerary builder website.

You can drive from Saariselka to Luosto in 2.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and taxi. In March, daytime highs in Luosto are -1°C, while nighttime lows are -13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) so you can drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Luosto

Wildlife · Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 22 — 24:

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 plan includes some of its best attractions: take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, make a trip to Santa Claus Village, get curious at Pilke Science Centre, and enjoy some diversion at Santa Claus Office.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Rovaniemi trip planner.

You can drive from Luosto to Rovaniemi in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Traveling from Luosto in March, Rovaniemi is somewhat warmer at night with lows of -9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) so you can drive to Kemi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Outdoors · Museums · Wildlife · Tours
Find places to stay Mar 24 — 29:

Kemi

— 2 nights
Kemi is a town and municipality of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 30th (Tue): explore the world behind art at Kemin Jalokivigalleria (Kemi Gemstone Gallery) and then explore the historical opulence of Kemi SnowCastle. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the waterfront views at Kukkolankoski, see what you can catch with Nordic Safaris, then pause for some serene contemplation at Tornio Church, then get engrossed in the history at The Provincial Museum Of Tornio Valley, and finally admire the striking features of Kemi Church.

For ratings, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Kemi online itinerary planner.

Drive from Rovaniemi to Kemi in 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 31st (Wed) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Kemi

Outdoors · Tours · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 29 — 31:

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.