10 days in Lapland Itinerary

10 days in Lapland Itinerary

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10 days in Lapland Itinerary

Start: Paris
Fly:  15​h
1
Saariselka
— 1 night
+2
bus + Fly + bus:  3​h
2
Levi
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Akaslompolo
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
4
Kemi
— 1 night
train:  1​h 15​min
5
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Fly:  8​h 45​min
End: Paris


1
night
Saariselka

Saariselka ©
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): hit the slopes at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort. On the 23rd (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at Gold Prospector Museum, have fun at Action Park, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel, then stop by Shamaan Design - Lappi Shop, and finally enjoy some friendly competition at Saariselka Bowling.

For ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Saariselka vacation planner .

Paris, France to Saariselka is an approximately 15-hour flight. You can also drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Paris to Saariselka due to the time zone difference. In December, Saariselka is much colder than Paris - with highs of -7°C and lows of -17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Parks Winter Sports Outdoors

Side Trips

Gold Prospector Museum, Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel
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Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort ©
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort
Gold Prospector Museum ©
Gold Prospector Museum
Saariselka Bowling ©
Saariselka Bowling

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 24th (Mon), have some family-friendly fun at G2 Ice Karting Levi, then admire all the interesting features of Ice Karting Levi, then make a trip to LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery, and finally have fun at Kid's Land. On your second day here, glide through natural beauty at Levi Ski Resort.

To find maps, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Levi road trip planning website .

Do a combination of bus and flight from Saariselka to Levi in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Levi can reach -6°C, while at night they dip to -15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Akaslompolo.

Things to do in Levi

Parks Winter Sports Trails
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery ©
LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery
Ice Karting Levi ©
Ice Karting Levi

2
nights
Akaslompolo

Akaslompolo ©
On the 26th (Wed), fly down the slopes at Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park. Keep things going the next day: look for gifts at Akaslompolo Sportshop, then stroll through Yllas Ski Resort, and then steep yourself in history at Keimioniemi Fishing Cabins.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, use the Akaslompolo trip planner .

Traveling by car from Levi to Akaslompolo takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to -5°C, and evening lows to -15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Kemi.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Parks Winter Sports Outdoors

Side Trips

Muonio, Yllas Ski Resort
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Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park ©
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park
Yllas Ski Resort ©
Yllas Ski Resort
Akaslompolo Sportshop ©
Akaslompolo Sportshop

1
night
Kemi

Kemi ©
Kemi is a town and municipality of Finland. On the 28th (Fri), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Tornio Church, then admire the masterpieces at Kemin Jalokivigalleria (Kemi Gemstone Gallery), and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kemi Church.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Kemi day trip site .

Traveling by car from Akaslompolo to Kemi takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In December, plan for daily highs up to -3°C, and evening lows to -11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to catch the train to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Kemi

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Tornio Church
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Sampo Icebreaker ©
Sampo Icebreaker
Kemi Church ©
Kemi Church

2
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 29th (Sat), take in the views from Lumberjack's Candle Bridge, take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, look for gifts at LAURI, then have fun at Santa Claus Office, and finally find something for the whole family at Santa Claus Village. Here are some ideas for day two: make a trip to Lordi's Square and then find something for the whole family at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read Rovaniemi trip itinerary maker app .

You can take a train from Kemi to Rovaniemi in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or drive. In December, plan for daily highs up to -6°C, and evening lows to -13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks Museums Shopping
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Arktikum ©
Arktikum
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Santa Claus Office ©
Santa Claus Office

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