8 days in Lapland Itinerary

8 days in Lapland Itinerary

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8 days in Lapland Itinerary

Start: New York City
bus + Fly:  15​h 15​min
1
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 15​min
2
Kemi
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
3
Muonio
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Levi
— 1 night
Fly:  21​h 15​min
End: New York City

2
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 23rd (Sat), get in on the family fun at Santa Claus Village, then see Santa Claus Office, then take an exotic tour of a safari tour, and finally get curious at Pilke Science Centre. On your second day here, pause for some serene contemplation at Rovaniemi Church, take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, and then get in on the family fun at SantaPark.

To see where to stay, photos, maps, and tourist information, read our Rovaniemi day trip planning site .

New York City, USA to Rovaniemi is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from New York City to Rovaniemi is 7 hours. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from New York City in March: high temperatures in Rovaniemi hover around 30°F and lows are around 17°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a train to Kemi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

#Theme Parks, #Museums, #Wildlife
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Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Safaris
SantaPark ©
SantaPark

1
night
Kemi

Kemi ©
Kemi is a town and municipality of Finland. Start off your visit on the 25th (Mon): explore the world behind art at Kemin Jalokivigalleria (Kemi Gemstone Gallery), then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kemi Church, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Tornio Church.

For maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Kemi trip itinerary planning tool .

Take a train from Rovaniemi to Kemi in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. March in Kemi sees daily highs of 32°F and lows of 16°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) early enough to travel to Muonio.

Things to do in Kemi

#Museums, #Historic Sites

Side Trip

Tornio Church
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Sampo Icebreaker ©
Sampo Icebreaker
Kemi Church ©
Kemi Church

1
night
Muonio

Muonio ©
Muonio is a municipality of Finland.The town is located in far northern Finland above the Arctic Circle on the country's western border, within the area of the former Lappi province. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Tue): hike along Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park.

For maps, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Muonio attractions planner .

You can drive from Kemi to Muonio in 4 hours. In March, daytime highs in Muonio are 29°F, while nighttime lows are 13°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) so you can travel to Levi.

Things to do in Muonio

#Nature, #Parks, #Winter Sports
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Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park ©
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park

1
night
Levi

Levi ©
Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
On the 27th (Wed), grab your bike and head to Levi Ski Resort. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: make a trip to Snow Village, explore and take pictures at Ice Karting Levi, then don't miss a visit to LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery, and finally have some family-friendly fun at Kid's Land.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Levi road trip planning site .

Traveling by car from Muonio to Levi takes an hour. In March, daytime highs in Levi are 31°F, while nighttime lows are 16°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Levi

#Parks, #Winter Sports, #Outdoors

Side Trip

Snow Village
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Ice Karting Levi ©
Ice Karting Levi
Snow Village ©
Snow Village

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