8 days in Lapland Itinerary

8 days in Lapland Itinerary

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Saariselka
— 2 nights
Fly
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Levi
— 3 nights
Drive
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Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
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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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Saariselka: Inari (Juutua Nature Trail & Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center). Next up on the itinerary: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, hit the slopes at Urho Kekkonen National Park, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel, and gear up at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort.

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Helsinki to Saariselka is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and bus; or drive. In March, Saariselka is slightly colder than Helsinki - with highs of -1°C and lows of -12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Levi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports · Trails

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 17 — 19:

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.
When in Levi, make a side trip to see Lapland Hotels SnowVillage in Kittila, approximately Kittila away. Spend the 20th (Sat) on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort. There's still lots to do: join the crowd at Icekarting Levi, get interesting insight from Tours, tour the pleasant surroundings at Yllas Ski Resort, and view the masterpieces at LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery.

To see where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Levi tour website.

You can fly from Saariselka to Levi in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In March in Levi, expect temperatures between 0°C during the day and -10°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) to allow time to drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors · Tours · Winter Sports · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 19 — 22:

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.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Tue): get in on the family fun at Moomin Snowcastle, make a trip to Santa Claus Village, then enjoy some diversion at Santa Claus Office, then see the interesting displays at Christmas House Santa, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Rovaniemi Church. Here are some ideas for day two: look for gifts at LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier, take an exotic tour of a safari tour, then get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, and finally make a trip to Lordi's Square.

To find photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Rovaniemi tour itinerary website.

Traveling by car from Levi to Rovaniemi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around -1°C in March, and nighttime lows around -9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums · Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours
Find places to stay Mar 22 — 24:

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.