8 days in Lapland Itinerary

8 days in Lapland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Lapland trip planner

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

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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.
Get outdoors at Safaris and Nature & Wildlife Tours. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Arktikum and Santa Claus Office. There's still lots to do: make a trip to Santa Claus Village and tour the pleasant surroundings at Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy.

To find ratings, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi trip builder website.

Austin, USA to Rovaniemi is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. Traveling from Austin to Rovaniemi, you'll lose 8 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Austin in March; daily highs in Rovaniemi reach 30°F and lows reach 17°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Saariselka.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Museums
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Saariselka

— 1 night
Outdoor pursuits--ranging from cross-country skiing and snowmobiling to reindeer safaris and chasing Northern Lights--draw the largest number of tourists to Saariselka.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Wed): fly down the slopes at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort and then surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

To find maps and more tourist information, read Saariselka day trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Rovaniemi to Saariselka takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to 29°F, and evening lows to 13°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Levi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Winter Sports
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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 17th (Thu): grab your bike and head to Levi Ski Resort. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: join the crowd at Icekarting Levi, get all the equipment you need at Elan Ski Shop & Rental, and then take an exotic tour of Lapland Safaris Levi.

To find reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Levi journey planner.

You can drive from Saariselka to Levi in 3.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. March in Levi sees daily highs of 31°F and lows of 16°F at night. You'll set off for home on the 19th (Sat).

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors · Tours · Winter Sports · Parks
Find places to stay Mar 16 — 19:

Lapland travel guide

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Landmarks · Nightlife · Safaris
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.