9 days in Lapland Itinerary

9 days in Lapland Itinerary

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9 days in Lapland Itinerary

Start: Riyadh
Fly:  21​h 30​min
Saariselka
— Few hours
+2
bus + Fly + bus:  3​h
Levi
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
Akaslompolo
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
Fly:  20​h
End: Riyadh

few
hours
Saariselka

Saariselka ©
On the 3rd (Thu), pause for some serene contemplation at Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel, then explore the striking landscape of Urho Kekkonen National Park, then examine the collection at Gold Prospector Museum, and finally have fun at Action Park.

To find where to stay, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Saariselka trip itinerary builder app .

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia to Saariselka is an approximately 21.5-hour flight. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Riyadh to Saariselka due to the time zone difference. In January, Saariselka is much colder than Riyadh - with highs of -11°C and lows of -20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) early enough to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Saariselka

#Fun & Games, #Winter Sports, #Parks

Side Trips

Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel, Gold Prospector Museum
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Urho Kekkonen National Park ©
Urho Kekkonen National Park
Gold Prospector Museum ©
Gold Prospector Museum

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 4th (Fri), ski along the peaceful trails at Levi Ski Resort. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Sat): explore and take pictures at Ice Karting Levi, then make a trip to Giewont Husky Adventures, and then make a trip to Snow Village.

To find reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Levi trip itinerary builder .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Saariselka to Levi in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In January, daytime highs in Levi are -11°C, while nighttime lows are -21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can go by car to Akaslompolo.

Things to do in Levi

#Winter Sports, #Tours, #Adventure

Side Trip

Kittila
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Ice Karting Levi ©
Ice Karting Levi
Snow Village ©
Snow Village

1
night
Akaslompolo

Akaslompolo ©
On the 6th (Sun), look for gifts at Akaslompolo Sportshop, then take a memorable tour with Tours, and then fly down the slopes at Yllas Ski Resort.

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You can drive from Levi to Akaslompolo in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In January, daytime highs in Akaslompolo are -11°C, while nighttime lows are -22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

#Outdoors, #Winter Sports, #Parks

Side Trip

Yllas Ski Resort
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Yllas Ski Resort ©
Yllas Ski Resort
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Akaslompolo Sportshop ©
Akaslompolo Sportshop

3
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Explore hidden gems such as Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy and Lumberjack's Candle Bridge. There's still lots to do: find something for the whole family at SantaPark, see Santa Claus Office, browse the collection at Rovaniemi City Library, and examine the collection at Christmas House Santa.

To see ratings, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Rovaniemi day trip tool .

You can drive from Akaslompolo to Rovaniemi in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Traveling from Akaslompolo in January, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Rovaniemi, with lows of -17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

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