8 days in Lapland Itinerary

8 days in Lapland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Lapland trip maker

©
This plan was created by another user.  Make it your plan

Route & dates

8 days in Lapland Itinerary

Start: Toronto
Fly:  16​h 45​min
1
Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
2
Saariselka
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Akaslompolo
— 3 nights
Fly:  20​h 45​min
End: Toronto

1
night
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 4th (Mon), find something for the whole family at Santa Claus Village, see Santa Claus Office, then identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, and finally don't miss a visit to Lordi's Square. Keep things going the next day: find something for the whole family at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, then take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Rovaniemi Church.

To find photos, maps, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi trip itinerary builder app .

Toronto, Canada to Rovaniemi is an approximately 17-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Eastern European Time, which is usually a 7 hour difference. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Toronto in March: high temperatures in Rovaniemi hover around -1°C and lows are around -9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) early enough to drive to Saariselka.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks Outdoors Wildlife
Find places to stay Mar 4 — 5:
Highlights from your plan
Safaris
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Arktikum ©
Arktikum

1
night
Saariselka

Saariselka ©
On the 6th (Wed), look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, stop by Hippupuoti Gift Shop, and then explore the striking landscape of Urho Kekkonen National Park.

To find more things to do, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Saariselka trip planner .

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 6th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Akaslompolo.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
Find places to stay Mar 5 — 6:
Highlights from your plan
Urho Kekkonen National Park ©
Urho Kekkonen National Park
Hippupuoti Gift Shop ©
Hippupuoti Gift Shop

3
nights
Akaslompolo

Akaslompolo ©
Get in touch with nature at Levi Ski Resort and Yllas Ski Resort. When in Akaslompolo, make a side trip to see Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park in Muonio, approximately 56 minutes away.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Akaslompolo trip planner .

Getting from Saariselka to Akaslompolo by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a bus. In March, daily temperatures in Akaslompolo can reach 0°C, while at night they dip to -10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports

Side Trips

Levi Ski Resort, Yllas Ski Resort, Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park
Find places to stay Mar 6 — 9:
Highlights from your plan
Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park ©
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park
Safaris

Similar Plans

9 days in Lapland BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES February, culture, romantic, historic sites, museums, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: February, culture, romantic, historic sites, museums, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 9 days in Lapland BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES December, culture, relaxing, wildlife, slow & easy, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: December, culture, relaxing, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 10 days in Lapland BY A USER FROM SPAIN April, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: April, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 10 days in Lapland BY A USER FROM LATVIA December, kids, culture, outdoors, museums, shopping, slow & easy, popular sights PREFERENCES: December, kids, culture, outdoors, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Slow & easy 12 days in Lapland BY A USER FROM SINGAPORE November, kids, outdoors, relaxing, shopping, wildlife, slow & easy, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: November, kids, outdoors, relaxing, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 7 days in Lapland BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES May, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, slow & easy, popular sights PREFERENCES: May, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Slow & easy 10 days in Lapland BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM February, relaxing, museums, slow & easy, popular sights PREFERENCES: February, relaxing, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Slow & easy 10 days in Lapland BY A USER FROM ISRAEL July, teens, kids, outdoors, relaxing, wildlife, fast-paced, popular sights PREFERENCES: July, teens, kids, outdoors, relaxing, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Fast-paced 11 days in Lapland BY A USER FROM SOUTH AFRICA December, kids, slow & easy, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: December, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 15 days in Lapland BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA July, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife, slow & easy, hidden gems PREFERENCES: July, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 11 days in Finland BY A USER FROM MALAYSIA March, kids, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, shopping, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: March, kids, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 12 days in Lapland BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA May, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: May, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium
View more plans