8 days in Lapland Itinerary

8 days in Lapland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Lapland trip maker

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Make it your trip
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Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Drive
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Saariselka
— 2 nights
Drive
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Levi
— 3 nights
Drive to Kittilä Airport, Fly to Houston

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Rovaniemi

— 1 night

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 8th (Mon), don't miss a visit to Lordi's Square, see Santa Claus Office, and then don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village. On the next day, engage your brain at Science Centre Pilke, then get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, and then see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour.

For other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Rovaniemi trip planner.

Houston, USA to Rovaniemi is an approximately 20-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Houston to Rovaniemi is 8 hours. Traveling from Houston in March, things will get much colder in Rovaniemi: highs are around 30°F and lows about 17°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Saariselka.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Wildlife · Outdoors · Museums · Tours
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Wed): examine the collection at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center, find something for the whole family at Angry Birds Activity Park, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas. On the next day, fly down the slopes at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort and then pause for some serene contemplation at Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel.

To find ratings, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, use the Saariselka attractions planning app.

Getting from Rovaniemi to Saariselka by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 29°F in March, and nighttime lows around 13°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can drive to Levi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports · Museums

Side Trip

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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.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Fri): hit the slopes at Levi Ski Resort. On the 13th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: head outdoors with Lapland Safaris Levi, then stop by Elan Ski Shop & Rental, then make a trip to Lapland Hotels SnowVillage, and finally bet on your favorite at Icekarting Levi.

To see traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Levi online trip builder.

You can drive from Saariselka to Levi in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. March in Levi sees daily highs of 31°F and lows of 16°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Trails

Side Trip

Find places to stay Mar 11 — 14:

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.