11 days in Lapland Itinerary

11 days in Lapland Itinerary

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Fly
1
Rovaniemi
— 1 day
Drive
2
Kemi
— 1 night
Drive
3
Salla
— 1 night
Drive
4
Saariselka
— 2 nights
Fly
5
Levi
— 2 nights
Drive
6
Akaslompolo
— 3 nights
Drive to Kittilä Airport, Fly to Dublin Airport

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Rovaniemi

— 1 day

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Mon): hit the slopes at Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy, stop by LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier, and then browse the collection at Rovaniemi City Library.

For other places to visit, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Rovaniemi travel planner.

Dublin, Ireland to Rovaniemi is an approximately 9-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Dublin to Rovaniemi is 2 hours. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from Dublin in February, with highs in Rovaniemi at -6°C and lows at -11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) early enough to drive to Kemi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Winter Sports · Outdoors · Parks · Shopping
Find places to stay Feb 18 — 19:

Kemi

— 1 night
Kemi is a town and municipality of Finland. Start off your visit on the 19th (Tue): explore the world behind art at Kemin Jalokivigalleria (Kemi Gemstone Gallery), then admire the landmark architecture of Kemi Church, then stop by Icebreaker Sampo, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Tornio Church.

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Drive from Rovaniemi to Kemi in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In February, plan for daily highs up to -4°C, and evening lows to -11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) so you can travel to Salla.

Things to do in Kemi

Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Feb 18 — 19:

Salla

— 1 night
Salla is a municipality of Finland, located in Lapland. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Wed): stroll through Salla Ski Resort, take an in-depth tour of Salla Museum of War & Reconstruction, and then steep yourself in history at Paikanselan Taistelualue.

To see more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Salla trip itinerary site.

You can drive from Kemi to Salla in 3.5 hours. In February in Salla, expect temperatures between -6°C during the day and -13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) early enough to travel to Saariselka.

Things to do in Salla

Winter Sports · Outdoors · Parks · Museums
Find places to stay Feb 19 — 20:

Saariselka

— 2 nights
Outdoor pursuits--ranging from cross-country skiing and snowmobiling to reindeer safaris and chasing Northern Lights--draw the largest number of tourists to Saariselka.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Thu): fly down the slopes at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort. On your second day here, see the interesting displays at Gold Prospector Museum, then stroll through Urho Kekkonen National Park, and then look for gifts at Hippupuoti Gift Shop.

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You can drive from Salla to Saariselka in 4 hours. February in Saariselka sees daily highs of -6°C and lows of -15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) to allow time to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Winter Sports · Outdoors · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Feb 20 — 22:

Levi

— 2 nights
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 23rd (Sat): have fun at Kids' Land, then relax in the rural setting at Ounaskievari Reindeer Farm, then stop by Elan Ski Shop & Rental, and finally join the crowd at Icekarting Levi. Here are some ideas for day two: don't miss a visit to Giewont Husky Adventures, then view the masterpieces at LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery, and then get your game on at G2 ICEKARTING.

For ratings, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, use the Levi road trip website.

You can fly from Saariselka to Levi in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around -5°C in February, and nighttime lows around -12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Akaslompolo.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors · Fun & Games · Shopping · Winter Sports

Side Trips

Find places to stay Feb 22 — 24:

Akaslompolo

— 3 nights
Go for a jaunt from Akaslompolo to Muonio to see Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park about 56 minutes away.

To find more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Akaslompolo trip website.

You can drive from Levi to Akaslompolo in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. February in Akaslompolo sees daily highs of -5°C and lows of -12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Wed) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Outdoors · Parks · Nature · Winter Sports

Side Trips

Find places to stay Feb 24 — 27:

Lapland travel guide

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Landmarks · Safaris · Nightlife
The wild expanses of Lapland promise spectacular scenery, adventure, and rich cultural experiences. As the country's northernmost region, it sits well above the Arctic Circle. Despite also being the largest region, in Lapland just 3.4 percent of the Finnish population calls this great stretch of land home, leaving plenty of room for pristine lakes, dense forest, and seven unspoiled national parks. An abundance of well-marked trails await hikers of all levels, while more remote and rugged adventures beckon experienced explorers. Music is of particular importance in these parts, so try to catch a concert or dance performance during your stay.