18 days in Lapland Itinerary

18 days in Lapland Itinerary

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Fly to Ivalo Airport, Drive to Saariselka
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Saariselka
— 3 nights
Fly
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Levi
— 5 nights
Drive
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Rovaniemi
— 8 nights
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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 (Angeli Reindeer Farm, Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center, &more). The adventure continues: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, wander the wide-open spaces of Saariselka Reindeer Farm, fly down the slopes at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort, and explore the wealth of natural beauty at Urho Kekkonen National Park.

For maps, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Saariselka trip itinerary maker.

Tel Aviv, Israel to Saariselka is an approximately 16-hour combination of flight and car. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Tel Aviv in March; daily highs in Saariselka reach -1°C and lows reach -12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) so you can travel to Levi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors · Winter Sports · Parks · Trails

Side Trips

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Levi

— 5 nights
Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
Change things up with these side-trips from Levi: Lapland Hotels SnowVillage (in Kittila), Seven Fells Up (in Akaslompolo) and Muonio (Keimioniemi Fishing Cabins & Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park). Next up on the itinerary: grab your bike and head to Levi Ski Resort, have fun at Kids' Land, view the masterpieces at LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery, and join the crowd at Icekarting Levi.

To see reviews, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Levi tour app.

You can fly from Saariselka to Levi in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In March, daytime highs in Levi are 0°C, while nighttime lows are -10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) so you can drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports · Trails

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 4 — 9:

Rovaniemi

— 8 nights

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Rovaniemi: Pyhatunturi (in Pelkosenniemi), Pyha-Luosto National Park (in Pyhatunturi) and Luosto (Kopara Reindeer Park & Amethyst Mine Lapland). There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village, take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, fly down the slopes at Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy, and find something for the whole family at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus.

To see other places to visit, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Rovaniemi tour itinerary builder website.

Getting from Levi to Rovaniemi by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Expect a daytime high around -1°C in March, and nighttime lows around -9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Tue) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 9 — 17:

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.