8 days in Lapland Itinerary

8 days in Lapland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Lapland travel planner

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Make it your trip
Fly
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Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Drive
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Saariselka
— 2 nights
Fly
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Levi
— 2 nights
Drive to Kittilä Airport, Fly to Mehrabad International Airport

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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.
On the 23rd (Mon), make a trip to Lordi's Square, then take an exotic tour of a safari tour, then see Santa Claus Office, and finally make a trip to Santa Claus Village. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: Head underground at Syvasenvaara Fell, find something for the whole family at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, and then get engrossed in the history at Arktikum.

For reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Rovaniemi road trip website.

Tehran, Iran to Rovaniemi is an approximately 15-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone changes from Iran Standard Time (IRST) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET), which is usually a -1.5 hour difference. Traveling from Tehran in March, things will get cooler in Rovaniemi: highs are around -1°C and lows about -9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can drive to Saariselka.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife
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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 25th (Wed): see the interesting displays at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center, look for gifts at Hippupuoti Gift Shop, and then surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Thu): examine the collection at Gold Prospector Museum, then get all the equipment you need at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel.

For where to stay, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Saariselka trip planner.

Getting from Rovaniemi to Saariselka by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. March in Saariselka sees daily highs of -1°C and lows of -12°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors · Winter Sports · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 24 — 26:

Levi

— 2 nights
Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Fri): don't miss a visit to Lapland Hotels SnowVillage and then grab your bike and head to Levi Ski Resort. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: bet on your favorite at Icekarting Levi, then identify plant and animal life at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm, and then stroll through Yllas Ski Resort.

To see other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Levi day trip planner.

You can fly from Saariselka to Levi in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In March in Levi, expect temperatures between 0°C during the day and -10°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Levi

Parks · Winter Sports · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 26 — 28:

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.