9 days in Lapland Itinerary

9 days in Lapland Itinerary

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9 days in Lapland Itinerary

Start: Upington
Fly:  29​h
1
Rovaniemi
— 1 night
2
Inari
— 1 night
3
Levi
— 2 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
4
Akaslompolo
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  30​h
End: Upington

1
night
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sat): pause for some serene contemplation at Rovaniemi Church and then get engrossed in the history at Arktikum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Sun): find something for the whole family at Santa Claus Village, see Santa Claus Office, then see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, and finally don't miss a visit to Lordi's Square.

To find reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Rovaniemi trip planner .

Upington, South Africa to Rovaniemi is an approximately 29-hour flight. Traveling from Upington in March, things will get colder in Rovaniemi: highs are around -1°C and lows about -9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) early enough to drive to Inari.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Wildlife Outdoors Tours
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Arktikum ©
Arktikum
Safaris
Rovaniemi Church ©
Rovaniemi Church

1
night
Inari

Inari ©
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Mon): get great views at Otsamo Fell, examine the collection at Siida, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church.

To find maps, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, use the Inari tour website .

Traveling by car from Rovaniemi to Inari takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of flight and shuttle. In March in Inari, expect temperatures between -1°C during the day and -12°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Inari

Museums Historic Sites
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Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church
Otsamo Fell ©
Otsamo Fell

2
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.
On the 19th (Tue), glide through natural beauty at Levi Ski Resort. Keep things going the next day: wander the streets of Ounasjoki - River for activities, then surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, then explore and take pictures at Ice Karting Levi, and finally experience rural life at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm.

To find more things to do, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Levi sightseeing site .

Traveling by combination of shuttle, flight, and bus from Inari to Levi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. March in Levi sees daily highs of 0°C and lows of -10°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Akaslompolo.

Things to do in Levi

Parks Trails Adventure
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Icekarting Levi ©
Icekarting Levi

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nights
Akaslompolo

On the 21st (Thu), head outdoors with Seven Fells Up and then see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour. Here are some ideas for day two: hit the slopes at Yllas Ski Resort and then stop by Akaslompolo Sportshop.

To see ratings, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Akaslompolo trip builder .

Traveling by car from Levi to Akaslompolo takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to 0°C, and evening lows to -10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Outdoors Winter Sports Parks

Side Trip

Yllas Ski Resort
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Safaris
Seven Fells Up ©
Seven Fells Up
Yllas Ski Resort ©
Yllas Ski Resort

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