8 days in Lapland Itinerary

8 days in Lapland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Lapland trip itinerary planner

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Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Drive
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Saariselka
— 2 nights
Fly
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Levi
— 3 nights
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Rovaniemi

— 2 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: get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, take an exotic tour of a safari tour, and examine the collection at Santa's House of Snowmobiles.

To see ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Rovaniemi itinerary builder app.

London, UK to Rovaniemi is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from London to Rovaniemi is 2 hours. In March, Rovaniemi is colder than London - with highs of -1°C and lows of -9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to drive to Saariselka.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Museums
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Saariselka

— 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Thu): hit the slopes at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort and then get interesting insight from Tours. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Fri): trek along Juutua Nature Trail, then see the interesting displays at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center, then stop by Shamaan Design - Lappi Shop, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel.

For photos, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Saariselka trip planner.

Traveling by car from Rovaniemi to Saariselka takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In March in Saariselka, expect temperatures between -1°C during the day and -12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Mar 24 — 26:

Levi

— 3 nights
Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
Go for a jaunt from Levi to Kittila to see Lapland Hotels SnowVillage about 46 minutes away. Spend the 27th (Sat) on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort. And it doesn't end there: join the crowd at Icekarting Levi, view the masterpieces at LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery, don't miss a visit to Giewont Husky Adventures, and look for all kinds of wild species at Lapland Safaris Levi.

For where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Levi road trip planner.

Getting from Saariselka to Levi by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In March, daily temperatures in Levi can reach 0°C, while at night they dip to -10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Trails

Side Trip

Find places to stay Mar 26 — 29:

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.