9 days in Lapland Itinerary

9 days in Lapland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Lapland holiday planner

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Make it your trip
Fly
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Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Drive
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Inari
— 1 night
Fly
3
Levi
— 2 nights
Drive
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Akaslompolo
— 2 nights
Drive to Kittilä Airport, Fly to Pierre Van Ryneveld Airport

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Rovaniemi

— 1 night

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 16th (Sat), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Rovaniemi Church and then get engrossed in the history at Arktikum. On the next day, make a trip to 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 other places to visit, maps, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi trip itinerary maker tool.

Upington, South Africa to Rovaniemi is an approximately 29-hour flight. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from Upington in March, with highs in Rovaniemi at -1°C and lows at -9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Inari.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Museums
Find places to stay Mar 16 — 17:

Inari

— 1 night
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): take some stellar pictures from Otsamo Fell, then examine the collection at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church.

To find ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Inari trip maker.

Drive from Rovaniemi to Inari in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. March in Inari sees daily highs of -1°C and lows of -12°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) early enough to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Inari

Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Mar 17 — 18:

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.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Tue): grab your bike and head to Levi Ski Resort. Keep things going the next day: wander the streets of Ounasjoki - River for activities, surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, then join the crowd at Icekarting Levi, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm.

To see other places to visit, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Levi trip itinerary app.

Traveling by flight from Inari to Levi takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 0°C in March, and nighttime lows around -10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) so you can go by car to Akaslompolo.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Trails
Find places to stay Mar 18 — 20:

Akaslompolo

— 2 nights
On the 21st (Thu), get outside with Seven Fells Up and then take an exotic tour of a safari tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: hit the slopes at Yllas Ski Resort and then look for gifts at Akaslompolo Sportshop.

To find reviews, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read our Akaslompolo vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Levi to Akaslompolo takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. March in Akaslompolo sees daily highs of 0°C and lows of -10°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Outdoors · Winter Sports · Parks · Tours

Side Trip

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Lapland travel guide

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Landmarks · Safaris · Nightlife
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.