8 days in Lapland & Kuusamo Itinerary

8 days in Lapland & Kuusamo Itinerary

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8 days in Lapland & Kuusamo Itinerary

Start: Amsterdam
Fly:  7​h 30​min
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
Akaslompolo
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
Levi
— 1 night
+2
bus + Fly + bus:  3​h
Saariselka
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
Salla
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
Kuusamo
— 1 night
Fly:  8​h 30​min
End: Amsterdam

2
nights
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Mon): get in on the family fun at Santa Claus Village, then make a trip to Santa Claus Office, then identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, and finally engage your brain at Pilke Science Centre.

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Rovaniemi is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time to Eastern European Time is 1 hour. Traveling from Amsterdam in February, you will find days in Rovaniemi are colder (-6°C), and nights are slightly colder (-11°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) so you can go by car to Akaslompolo.

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Safaris
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
SantaPark ©
SantaPark

1
night
Akaslompolo

Start off your visit on the 13th (Wed): take an exotic tour of a safari tour and then head outdoors with Seven Fells Up.

To find other places to visit, photos, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Akaslompolo road trip planning site .

You can drive from Rovaniemi to Akaslompolo in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In February in Akaslompolo, expect temperatures between -5°C during the day and -12°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Levi.

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Safaris

1
night
Levi

Levi ©
Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Thu): glide through natural beauty at Levi Ski Resort.

To find photos, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read our Levi attractions planner .

Drive from Akaslompolo to Levi in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In February, plan for daily highs up to -5°C, and evening lows to -12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to travel to Saariselka.

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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort

1
night
Saariselka

On the 15th (Fri), identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, then have fun at Action Park, and then look for gifts at Hippupuoti Gift Shop.

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You can do a combination of bus and flight from Levi to Saariselka in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In February, daily temperatures in Saariselka can reach -6°C, while at night they dip to -15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can travel to Salla.

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Hippupuoti Gift Shop ©
Hippupuoti Gift Shop

1
night
Salla

Salla
Salla is a municipality of Finland, located in Lapland. Start off your visit on the 16th (Sat): steep yourself in history at Paikanselan Taistelualue and then brush up on your military savvy at Salla Museum of War & Reconstruction.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Salla vacation planner .

You can drive from Saariselka to Salla in 4 hours. February in Salla sees daily highs of -6°C and lows of -13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Kuusamo.

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1
night
Kuusamo

Kuusamo ©
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sun): stop by Shopping Center Kumpare and then hit the slopes at Ruka.

To find where to stay, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Kuusamo trip website .

Getting from Salla to Kuusamo by car takes about 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around -5°C in February, and nighttime lows around -12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

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Ruka ©
Ruka
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Shopping Center Kumpare

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