11 days in Lapland Itinerary

11 days in Lapland Itinerary

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11 days in Lapland Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  10​h
1
Akaslompolo
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Levi
— 3 nights
+2
bus + Fly + bus:  3​h
3
Saariselka
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
4
Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
End: London


1
night
Akaslompolo

Akaslompolo ©
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Fri): head outdoors with Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for gifts at Akaslompolo Sportshop, then stroll through Yllas Ski Resort, and then contemplate the long history of Keimioniemi Fishing Cabins.

For maps, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Akaslompolo trip itinerary app .

London, UK to Akaslompolo is an approximately 10-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Eastern European Time, which is usually a 2 hour difference. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from London in December, with highs in Akaslompolo at -5°C and lows at -15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can drive to Levi.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports

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

3
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.
Take a break from Levi with a short trip to Snow Village in Kittila, about 46 minutes away. On the 30th (Sun), ski the day away in the pristine settings at Levi Ski Resort. Next up on the itinerary: explore and take pictures at Ice Karting Levi, get your game on at G2 Ice Karting Levi, make a trip to Giewont Husky Adventures, and identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas.

To see maps, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read Levi trip planner .

You can drive from Akaslompolo to Levi in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. December in Levi sees daily highs of -6°C and lows of -15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Saariselka.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trip

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

2
nights
Saariselka

Saariselka ©
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Urho Kekkonen National Park, see the interesting displays at Gold Prospector Museum, then stop by Hippupuoti Gift Shop, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel. Keep things going the next day: stroll through Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Saariselka tour planning tool .

Getting from Levi to Saariselka by combination of bus and flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around -11°C in January, and nighttime lows around -20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) so you can drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports

Side Trips

Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel, Gold Prospector Museum
Find places to stay Jan 1 — 3:
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Urho Kekkonen National Park ©
Urho Kekkonen National Park
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort ©
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort
Hippupuoti Gift Shop ©
Hippupuoti Gift Shop

3
nights
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Rovaniemi is known for theme parks, museums, fun & games, nightlife, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get in on the family fun at Santa Claus Village, engage your brain at Pilke Science Centre, get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, and identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas.

For ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read our Rovaniemi road trip planning app .

Getting from Saariselka to Rovaniemi by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Expect a daytime high around -10°C in January, and nighttime lows around -17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks Museums Tours
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Safaris
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Arktikum ©
Arktikum

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