9 days in Lapland Itinerary

9 days in Lapland Itinerary

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9 days in Lapland Itinerary

Start: Louisville
Fly:  23​h
1
Saariselka
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Luosto
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Levi
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Akaslompolo
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Fly:  22​h
End: Louisville

1
night
Saariselka

Saariselka ©
Start off your visit on the 30th (Sat): stop by Shamaan Design - Lappi Shop and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Urho Kekkonen National Park. On the 31st (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll through Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort.

To find traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Saariselka trip itinerary planner.

Louisville, USA to Saariselka is an approximately 23-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Eastern European Time (EET), which is usually a 7 hour difference. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from Louisville in March, with highs in Saariselka at 29°F and lows at 13°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sun) so you can go by car to Luosto.

Things to do in Saariselka

Winter Sports Outdoors Parks
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Urho Kekkonen National Park ©
Urho Kekkonen National Park
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort ©
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort

1
night
Luosto

Luosto ©
Start off your visit on the 1st (Mon): explore and take pictures at Amethyst Mine Lapland and then identify plant and animal life at Kopara Reindeer Park.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Luosto trip itinerary builder site .

Getting from Saariselka to Luosto by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In March, daytime highs in Luosto are 30°F, while nighttime lows are 11°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) to allow time to drive to Levi.

Things to do in Luosto

Wildlife Parks
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Kopara Reindeer Park ©
Kopara Reindeer Park
Amethyst Mine Lapland ©
Amethyst Mine Lapland

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 2nd (Tue): wander the streets of Ounasjoki - River for activities, take an exotic tour of a safari tour, and then stop by Elan Ski Shop & Rental. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed): gear up at Levi Ski Resort.

To find more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Levi itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Luosto to Levi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In April in Levi, expect temperatures between 38°F during the day and 25°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Akaslompolo.

Things to do in Levi

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

1
night
Akaslompolo

Kick off your visit on the 4th (Thu): head outdoors with Scandinavian Adventures and then look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas.

For photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read Akaslompolo online road trip planner .

You can drive from Levi to Akaslompolo in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In April in Akaslompolo, expect temperatures between 38°F during the day and 25°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) early enough to drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Safaris

1
night
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Fri): hit the slopes at Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy, look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, and then stop by Your Piece Of Finland.

For maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Rovaniemi online tour planner .

Getting from Akaslompolo to Rovaniemi by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. April in Rovaniemi sees daily highs of 38°F and lows of 26°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Outdoors Winter Sports Parks
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Safaris
Your Piece Of Finland ©
Your Piece Of Finland

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