8 days in Lapland Itinerary

8 days in Lapland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Lapland holiday planner

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

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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 27th (Sat), take an in-depth tour of Arktikum and then identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas. On your second day here, find something for the whole family at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, then don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Office, and then make a trip to Santa Claus Village.

For traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi online holiday planner.

Tampa, USA to Rovaniemi is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. You'll lose 7 hours traveling from Tampa to Rovaniemi due to the time zone difference. In March, Rovaniemi is much colder than Tampa - with highs of 30°F and lows of 17°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Levi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours
Find places to stay Mar 26 — 28:

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.
On the 29th (Mon), grab your bike and head to Levi Ski Resort. On your second day here, see exotic creatures in open habitats at Lapland Safaris Levi, stop by Elan Ski Shop & Rental, then don't miss a visit to Lapland Hotels SnowVillage, and finally bet on your favorite at Icekarting Levi.

To see ratings, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read our Levi trip builder site.

You can drive from Rovaniemi to Levi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In March, daytime highs in Levi are 31°F, while nighttime lows are 16°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) so you can go by car to Saariselka.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Winter Sports

Side Trip

Find places to stay Mar 28 — 30:

Saariselka

— 3 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 31st (Wed): get all the equipment you need at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort. Keep things going the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel, then examine the collection at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center, then look for gifts at Hippupuoti Gift Shop, and finally get outside with Outdoor Activities.

To see ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Saariselka online trip maker.

Getting from Levi to Saariselka by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In March in Saariselka, expect temperatures between 29°F during the day and 13°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Mar 30 — Apr 2:

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.