10 days in Lapland Itinerary

10 days in Lapland Itinerary

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10 days in Lapland Itinerary

Start: Madrid
Fly + Drive:  15​h 45​min
1
Akaslompolo
— 1 night
bus:  1​h 15​min
2
Levi
— 2 nights
3
Saariselka
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
4
Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
Fly:  11​h
End: Madrid

1
night
Akaslompolo

Akaslompolo ©
On the 29th (Sat), ski along the peaceful trails at Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Sun): look for gifts at Akaslompolo Sportshop, then hit the slopes at Yllas Ski Resort, and then steep yourself in history at Keimioniemi Fishing Cabins.

To find ratings, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Akaslompolo travel route planning website .

Madrid, Spain to Akaslompolo is an approximately 16-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone changes from Central European Time to Eastern European Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Madrid in December, things will get cooler in Akaslompolo: highs are around -5°C and lows about -15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) so you can go by car to Levi.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Winter Sports Outdoors Parks

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

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 31st (Mon): tour the pleasant surroundings at Levi Ski Resort. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: experience rural life at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm, then get interesting insight from Tours, then make a trip to LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery, and finally get your game on at Kid's Land.

To see reviews, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, go to the Levi trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by car from Akaslompolo to Levi takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December in Levi, expect temperatures between -6°C during the day and -15°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) so you can travel to Saariselka.

Things to do in Levi

Parks Tours Winter Sports
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery ©
LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery

2
nights
Saariselka

Saariselka ©
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): hit the slopes at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort. Keep things going the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Urho Kekkonen National Park, then see the interesting displays at Gold Prospector Museum, and finally have fun at Action Park.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Saariselka attractions planner .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Levi to Saariselka takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. January in Saariselka sees daily highs of -11°C and lows of -20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) so you can drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Winter Sports Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel, Gold Prospector Museum
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Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort ©
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort
Urho Kekkonen National Park ©
Urho Kekkonen National Park
Gold Prospector Museum ©
Gold Prospector Museum

3
nights
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 4th (Fri), stop by Your Piece Of Finland, identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, then enjoy some diversion at Santa Claus Office, and finally get in on the family fun at Santa Claus Village. Here are some ideas for day two: fly down the slopes at Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy, then get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, and then snap pictures at Lumberjack's Candle Bridge.

To see traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi travel planning site .

Traveling by car from Saariselka to Rovaniemi takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In January, daytime highs in Rovaniemi are -10°C, while nighttime lows are -17°C. On the 6th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports
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Safaris
Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy ©
Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village

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