8 days in Lapland Itinerary

8 days in Lapland Itinerary

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8 days in Lapland Itinerary

Start: Washington DC
Fly:  18​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:  22​h 30​min
End: Washington DC

1
night
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 17th (Sun), find something for the whole family at Santa Claus Village, then see Santa Claus Office, then take an exotic tour of a safari tour, and finally look for gifts at Your Piece Of Finland. Here are some ideas for day two: get in on the family fun at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Rovaniemi Church.

To see photos, ratings, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi trip site .

Washington DC, USA to Rovaniemi is an approximately 19-hour flight. You can also do a combination of subway, bus, and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Washington DC to Rovaniemi is 7 hours. Traveling from Washington DC in March, expect Rovaniemi to be much colder, temps between 30°F and 17°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Saariselka.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks Outdoors Wildlife
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Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Arktikum ©
Arktikum

1
night
Saariselka

Saariselka ©
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Tue): surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, stop by Hippupuoti Gift Shop, and then trek along Urho Kekkonen National Park.

To find traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Saariselka vacation planning app .

Traveling by car from Rovaniemi to Saariselka takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In March in Saariselka, expect temperatures between 29°F during the day and 13°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Akaslompolo.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Urho Kekkonen National Park ©
Urho Kekkonen National Park

3
nights
Akaslompolo

Akaslompolo ©
Step out of the city life by going to 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, and tourist information, 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, daytime highs in Akaslompolo are 31°F, while nighttime lows are 16°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Outdoors Winter Sports Parks

Side Trips

Levi Ski Resort, Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park, Yllas Ski Resort
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park ©
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park
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