14 days in Lapland Itinerary

14 days in Lapland Itinerary

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14 days in Lapland Itinerary

Start: Nice
+2
train + foot + Fly:  8​h 30​min
Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
Pyhatunturi
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
Salla
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
Saariselka
— 2 nights
+2
bus + Fly + bus:  3​h
Levi
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
Akaslompolo
— 3 nights
Fly:  10​h
End: Nice

3
nights
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy and Syvasenvaara Fell. There's lots more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, get lost in a book at Rovaniemi City Library, get in on the family fun at Santa Claus Village, and see the interesting displays at Christmas House Santa.

To see ratings, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi trip planner .

Nice, France to Rovaniemi is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Nice to Rovaniemi, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from Nice in February: high temperatures in Rovaniemi hover around -6°C and lows are around -11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) so you can travel to Pyhatunturi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

#Theme Parks, #Outdoors, #Parks
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Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
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SantaPark

2
nights
Pyhatunturi

Pyhatunturi ©
Start off your visit on the 13th (Wed): see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, then identify plant and animal life at Kopara Reindeer Park, and then admire all the interesting features of Amethyst Mine Lapland. Keep things going the next day: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Pyha-Luosto National Park.

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You can drive from Rovaniemi to Pyhatunturi in 2.5 hours. February in Pyhatunturi sees daily highs of -5°C and lows of -13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) so you can travel to Salla.

Things to do in Pyhatunturi

#Parks, #Nature, #Wildlife

Side Trip

Luosto
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Kopara Reindeer Park ©
Kopara Reindeer Park
Pyha-Luosto National Park ©
Pyha-Luosto National Park
Safaris

1
night
Salla

Salla ©
Salla is a municipality of Finland, located in Lapland. Start off your visit on the 15th (Fri): brush up on your military savvy at Salla Museum of War & Reconstruction, contemplate the long history of Paikanselan Taistelualue, and then fly down the slopes at Salla Ski Resort.

For photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Salla trip planning tool .

Getting from Pyhatunturi to Salla by car takes about 2 hours. In February, daytime highs in Salla are -6°C, while nighttime lows are -13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Saariselka.

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#Outdoors, #Parks, #Winter Sports
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Salla Ski Resort ©
Salla Ski Resort

2
nights
Saariselka

Saariselka ©
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sat): get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, explore the striking landscape of Urho Kekkonen National Park, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel. On the 17th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll through Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort.

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You can drive from Salla to Saariselka in 4 hours. In February in Saariselka, expect temperatures between -6°C during the day and -15°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) early enough to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Saariselka

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Winter Sports

Side Trip

Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel
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Urho Kekkonen National Park ©
Urho Kekkonen National Park
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort ©
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort
Nature & Wildlife Tours

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.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Mon): glide through natural beauty at Levi Ski Resort. Here are some ideas for day two: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour and then don't miss a visit to Giewont Husky Adventures.

For photos, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Levi itinerary planner .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Saariselka to Levi takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In February, daily temperatures in Levi can reach -5°C, while at night they dip to -12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) early enough to drive to Akaslompolo.

Things to do in Levi

#Outdoors, #Tours, #Trails

Side Trip

Kittila
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
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3
nights
Akaslompolo

Akaslompolo ©
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park and Konijanka Petting Zoo. Get outdoors at Yllas Ski Resort and Seven Fells Up.

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Traveling by car from Levi to Akaslompolo takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. February in Akaslompolo sees daily highs of -5°C and lows of -12°C at night. On the 22nd (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Winter Sports

Side Trips

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

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