8 days in Lapland Itinerary

8 days in Lapland Itinerary

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8 days in Lapland Itinerary

Start: Tehran
Subway + Fly:  14 h 30 min
1
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
2
Saariselka
— 2 nights
Fly:  3 h
3
Levi
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  26 h
End: Tehran

2
nights
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 23rd (Mon), don't miss a visit to Lordi's Square, then take an exotic tour of a safari tour, then see Santa Claus Office, and finally don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: Head underground at Syvasenvaara Fell, get in on the family fun at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, and then take an in-depth tour of Arktikum.

To see photos, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read our Rovaniemi trip itinerary planner.

Tehran, Iran to Rovaniemi is an approximately 14.5-hour combination of subway and flight. You can also do a combination of subway, flight, and train; or drive. Traveling from Tehran to Rovaniemi, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from Tehran in March: high temperatures in Rovaniemi hover around -1°C and lows are around -9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Saariselka.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks Wildlife Outdoors
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Safaris
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Arktikum ©
Arktikum

2
nights
Saariselka

Saariselka ©
Start off your visit on the 25th (Wed): see the interesting displays at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center, stop by Hippupuoti Gift Shop, and then get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at Gold Prospector Museum, then fly down the slopes at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Saariselka trip maker.

Drive from Rovaniemi to Saariselka in 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 (Thu) to allow time to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports

Side Trips

Inari, Gold Prospector Museum
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Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort ©
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort
Gold Prospector Museum ©
Gold Prospector Museum

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Levi

Levi ©
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 27th (Fri): don't miss a visit to Lapland Hotels SnowVillage and then explore the landscape on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort. On your second day here, see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, then join the crowd at Icekarting Levi, then identify plant and animal life at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm, and finally hit the slopes at Yllas Ski Resort.

To see reviews, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read Levi travel itinerary planner .

You can fly from Saariselka to Levi in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to 0°C, and evening lows to -10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports

Side Trips

Lapland Hotels SnowVillage, Yllas Ski Resort
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Lapland Hotels SnowVillage ©
Lapland Hotels SnowVillage
Icekarting Levi ©
Icekarting Levi

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