7 days in Lapland Itinerary

7 days in Lapland Itinerary

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7 days in Lapland Itinerary

Start: Helsinki
Fly + Bus:  4 h 15 min
1
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
2
Pyhatunturi
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 45 min
3
Akaslompolo
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
4
Saariselka
— 1 night
+2
Bus + Taxi + Fly:  4 h 30 min
End: Helsinki

2
nights
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Sun): enjoy some diversion at Snowman World Igloo Hotel and then see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get in on the family fun at SantaPark, see Santa Claus Office, and then get in on the family fun at Santa Claus Village.

To see ratings, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Rovaniemi trip itinerary planning app .

Helsinki to Rovaniemi is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from Helsinki in March, expect Rovaniemi to be little chillier, temps between -1°C and -9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can travel to Pyhatunturi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks Museums Parks
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Safaris
Auttikongas ©
Auttikongas
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village

1
night
Pyhatunturi

Pyhatunturi ©
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Wed): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Pyha-Luosto National Park.

To see maps, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Pyhatunturi itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Rovaniemi to Pyhatunturi takes 2.5 hours. Traveling from Rovaniemi in March, expect a bit cooler with lows of -13°C in Pyhatunturi. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can travel to Akaslompolo.

Things to do in Pyhatunturi

Parks Nature
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Pyha-Luosto National Park ©
Pyha-Luosto National Park

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Akaslompolo

Akaslompolo ©
On the 15th (Thu), admire all the interesting features of Ice Karting Levi and then glide through natural beauty at Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park. Here are some ideas for day two: get outside with Seven Fells Up.

For where to stay, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read Akaslompolo online trip itinerary maker .

Getting from Pyhatunturi to Akaslompolo by car takes about 3 hours. In March, daily temperatures in Akaslompolo can reach 0°C, while at night they dip to -10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Saariselka.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park, Icekarting Levi
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Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park ©
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park
Seven Fells Up ©
Seven Fells Up
Icekarting Levi ©
Icekarting Levi

1
night
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.
On the 17th (Sat), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel, tour the pleasant surroundings at Ruijanpolku Trail, and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Urho Kekkonen National Park.

For reviews, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read Saariselka route planning site .

You can drive from Akaslompolo 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 17th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Saariselka

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trip

Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel
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Urho Kekkonen National Park ©
Urho Kekkonen National Park
Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel ©
Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel

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