9 days in Lapland Itinerary

9 days in Lapland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Lapland vacation planner

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Make it your trip
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Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Drive
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Levi
— 2 nights
Drive
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Saariselka
— 3 nights
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Drive to Ivalo Airport, Fly to La Guardia Airport, Drive to New York City

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Thu): make a trip to Santa Claus Village and then get outside with Outdoor Activities. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Fri): take an exotic tour of a safari tour and then get engrossed in the history at Arktikum.

For traveler tips, maps, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi day trip website.

New York City, USA to Rovaniemi is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 7 hours traveling from New York City to Rovaniemi. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from New York City in March; daily highs in Rovaniemi reach 30°F and lows reach 17°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Levi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Museums
Find places to stay Mar 9 — 11:

Levi

— 2 nights
Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
On the 12th (Sat), tour the pleasant surroundings at Levi Ski Resort. Keep things going the next day: make a trip to Lapland Hotels SnowVillage and then get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

For traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Levi trip itinerary planning tool.

You can drive from Rovaniemi to Levi in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In March, daily temperatures in Levi can reach 31°F, while at night they dip to 16°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can go by car to Saariselka.

Things to do in Levi

Tours · Outdoors · Parks · Adventure

Side Trip

Find places to stay Mar 11 — 13:

Saariselka

— 3 nights
Outdoor pursuits--ranging from cross-country skiing and snowmobiling to reindeer safaris and chasing Northern Lights--draw the largest number of tourists to Saariselka.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Mon): fly down the slopes at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort and then get outside with Outdoor Activities. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel.

To see reviews, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Saariselka trip planning app.

Getting from Levi to Saariselka by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 29°F in March, and nighttime lows around 13°F. You will leave for home on the 16th (Wed).

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Mar 13 — 16:

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.