8 days in Lapland Itinerary

8 days in Lapland Itinerary

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Start: New York City
+2
Subway + Train + Fly:  15 h 15 min
1
Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 15 min
2
Saariselka
— 2 nights
Bus + Fly:  3 h
3
Levi
— 3 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  22 h 45 min
End: New York City

1
night
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sat): find something for the whole family at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 1st (Sun): see Santa Claus Office, then don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village, then take an exotic tour of a safari tour, and finally don't miss a visit to Lordi's Square.

To see ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi online tour itinerary planner.

New York City, USA to Rovaniemi is an approximately 15.5- hour combination of subway, train, and flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of subway, train, flight, and bus. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET), which is usually a 7 hour difference. While traveling from New York City, expect much colder days and a bit cooler nights in Rovaniemi, ranging from highs of 22°F to lows of 14°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) to allow time to drive to Saariselka.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks Tours Outdoors
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Safaris
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Santa Claus Office ©
Santa Claus Office

2
nights
Saariselka

Saariselka ©
Outdoor pursuits--ranging from cross-country skiing and snowmobiling to reindeer safaris and chasing Northern Lights--draw the largest number of tourists to Saariselka.
On the 2nd (Mon), examine the collection at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center, stop by 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 next day: see the interesting displays at Gold Prospector Museum and then explore the striking landscape of Urho Kekkonen National Park.

To see ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Saariselka itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Rovaniemi to Saariselka takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. March in Saariselka sees daily highs of 29°F and lows of 13°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors Winter Sports Trails

Side Trips

Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center, Gold Prospector Museum
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Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center
Urho Kekkonen National Park ©
Urho Kekkonen National Park
Gold Prospector Museum ©
Gold Prospector Museum

3
nights
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 4th (Wed): identify plant and animal life at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm and then whizz through the canopy at Levi Ski Resort. On the 5th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: join the crowd at Icekarting Levi and then explore the striking landscape of Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park.

To find reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Levi online day trip planner.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Saariselka to Levi takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In March in Levi, expect temperatures between 31°F during the day and 16°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Levi

Parks Adventure Winter Sports

Side Trip

Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park ©
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park
Icekarting Levi ©
Icekarting Levi

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