18 days in Lapland & Lakeland Itinerary

18 days in Lapland & Lakeland Itinerary

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18 days in Lapland & Lakeland Itinerary

Start: Copenhagen
Fly:  6​h 45​min
1
Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Pyhatunturi
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Saariselka
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h
4
Levi
— 3 nights
Fly + train:  4​h 30​min
5
Kouvola
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 45​min
6
Tampere
— 4 nights
train + Fly:  5​h 45​min
End: Copenhagen

3
nights
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Explore hidden gems such as Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy and Auttikongas. Escape the urban bustle at Safaris and Korouoma Canyon. And it doesn't end there: get in on the family fun at Santa Claus Village, take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, snap pictures at Lumberjack's Candle Bridge, and look for gifts at Your Piece Of Finland.

To see other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi attractions site .

Copenhagen, Denmark to Rovaniemi is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Copenhagen to Rovaniemi. Traveling from Copenhagen in March, expect Rovaniemi to be slightly colder, temps between -1°C and -9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) early enough to travel to Pyhatunturi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Korouoma Canyon
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Safaris
Korouoma Canyon ©
Korouoma Canyon
Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy ©
Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy

3
nights
Pyhatunturi

Pyhatunturi ©
Step off the beaten path and head to Kopara Reindeer Park and Salla Ski Resort. Visiting Pyha-Luosto National Park and Safaris will get you outdoors. Step out of Pyhatunturi with an excursion to Joutsijarven Bunkkerit in Kemijarvi--about 1 hour away.

For maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Pyhatunturi online tour itinerary maker .

You can drive from Rovaniemi to Pyhatunturi in 2 hours. Traveling from Rovaniemi in March, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Pyhatunturi, with lows of -13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) to allow time to travel to Saariselka.

Things to do in Pyhatunturi

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Kopara Reindeer Park, Salla Ski Resort, Joutsijarven Bunkkerit
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Kopara Reindeer Park ©
Kopara Reindeer Park
Pyha-Luosto National Park ©
Pyha-Luosto National Park
Salla Ski Resort ©
Salla Ski Resort

2
nights
Saariselka

Saariselka ©
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Fri): hit the slopes at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort. On the next day, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour and then stroll through Urho Kekkonen National Park.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Saariselka day trip planning tool .

You can drive from Pyhatunturi to Saariselka in 2.5 hours. In March, daytime highs in Saariselka are -1°C, while nighttime lows are -12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports
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Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort ©
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort
Urho Kekkonen National Park ©
Urho Kekkonen National Park

3
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Seven Fells Up and Safaris. Get in touch with nature at Levi Ski Resort and Elan Ski Shop & Rental. There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to Giewont Husky Adventures and stroll through Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm.

For other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Levi online route planner .

Getting from Saariselka to Levi by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. March in Levi sees daily highs of 0°C and lows of -10°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Tampere.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trips

Giewont Husky Adventures, Seven Fells Up
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Seven Fells Up ©
Seven Fells Up
Elan Ski Shop & Rental ©
Elan Ski Shop & Rental

2
nights
Kouvola

Kouvola ©
Kouvola is a town and municipality in southeastern Finland. On the 27th (Wed), wander the streets of Linden Esplanade, then look for all kinds of wild species at Riverside Park, and then identify plant and animal life at Arboretum Mustila. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: hit the slopes at Mielakka Ski Center.

To see where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Kouvola trip itinerary planning site .

Getting from Levi to Kouvola by combination of flight and train takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus, flight, and train; or drive. Traveling from Levi in March, Kouvola is a bit warmer at night with lows of -6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) so you can go by car to Tampere.

Things to do in Kouvola

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trips

Kotka, Arboretum Mustila
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Arboretum Mustila ©
Arboretum Mustila
Riverside Park ©
Riverside Park

4
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Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Step off the beaten path and head to Ahtari Zoo and Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto. Escape the urban bustle at Evo Hiking Area and Rauhaniemi Beach. Step out of Tampere to go to Parola and see Parola Tank Museum, which is approximately 1h 05 min away. Next up on the itinerary: relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Finlayson Church.

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You can drive from Kouvola to Tampere in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a train. In March, daily temperatures in Tampere can reach 3°C, while at night they dip to -7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Parola Tank Museum, Evo Hiking Area, Ahtari Zoo, Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto
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Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach
Evo Hiking Area ©
Evo Hiking Area
Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto ©
Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto

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