8 days in Lapland Itinerary

8 days in Lapland Itinerary

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8 days in Lapland Itinerary

Start: Cork
Fly:  12​h 30​min
1
Pyhatunturi
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
Saariselka
— 1 night
+2
bus + Fly + bus:  3​h
3
Levi
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Akaslompolo
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  11​h
End: Cork


1
day
Pyhatunturi

Pyhatunturi ©
On the 3rd (Sun), hit the slopes at Pyhatunturi and then identify plant and animal life at Kopara Reindeer Park.

For photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Pyhatunturi trip itinerary builder .

Cork, Ireland to Pyhatunturi is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Cork to Pyhatunturi. When traveling from Cork in March, plan for a bit cooler days and much colder nights in Pyhatunturi: temperatures range from -1°C by day to -13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) so you can travel to Saariselka.

Things to do in Pyhatunturi

Parks Winter Sports Outdoors

Side Trips

Kopara Reindeer Park, Pyhatunturi
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Kopara Reindeer Park ©
Kopara Reindeer Park
Pyhatunturi ©
Pyhatunturi

1
night
Saariselka

Saariselka ©
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Mon): hit the slopes at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort.

To see photos, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Saariselka tour itinerary planner .

You can drive from Pyhatunturi to Saariselka in 2.5 hours. In March in Saariselka, expect temperatures between -1°C during the day and -12°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) so you can travel to Levi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Parks Winter Sports Outdoors
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Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort ©
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort

2
nights
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 5th (Tue): look for gifts at Elan Ski Shop & Rental, then see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, and then have fun at Kid's Land. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the landscape on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort.

To find ratings, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Levi travel itinerary planner .

Do a combination of bus and flight from Saariselka to Levi in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In March, daily temperatures in Levi can reach 0°C, while at night they dip to -10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Akaslompolo.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors Tours Trails
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Safaris
Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Elan Ski Shop & Rental ©
Elan Ski Shop & Rental

1
night
Akaslompolo

Start off your visit on the 7th (Thu): get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour and then head outdoors with Seven Fells Up.

To see traveler tips and tourist information, go to the Akaslompolo trip builder .

You can drive from Levi to Akaslompolo in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 0°C in March, and nighttime lows around -10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) early enough to drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Safaris

2
nights
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Fri): take in the views from Lumberjack's Candle Bridge, identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, then enjoy some diversion at Santa Claus Office, and finally find something for the whole family at Santa Claus Village. On the next day, hit the slopes at Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy.

For maps, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read Rovaniemi trip itinerary tool .

Getting from Akaslompolo to Rovaniemi by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In March in Rovaniemi, expect temperatures between -1°C during the day and -9°C at night. On the 9th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports
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Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Santa Claus Office ©
Santa Claus Office

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