11 days in Lapland Itinerary

11 days in Lapland Itinerary

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11 days in Lapland Itinerary

Start: Dublin
Fly:  8​h 30​min
1
Rovaniemi
— 1 day
train:  1​h 15​min
2
Kemi
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
3
Salla
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
4
Saariselka
— 2 nights
+2
bus + Fly + bus:  3​h
5
Levi
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
6
Akaslompolo
— 3 nights
Fly:  10​h 15​min
End: Dublin

1
day
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 18th (Mon), take in the views from Lumberjack's Candle Bridge, then hit the slopes at Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy, then stop by LAURI, and finally get lost in a book at Rovaniemi City Library.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi road trip planner.

Dublin, Ireland to Rovaniemi is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also take a bus; or do a combination of bus, car, ferry, and train. Traveling from Dublin to Rovaniemi, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. In February, Rovaniemi is cooler than Dublin - with highs of -6°C and lows of -11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) so you can take a train to Kemi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports
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LAURI ©
LAURI
Lumberjack's Candle Bridge ©
Lumberjack's Candle Bridge
Rovaniemi City Library ©
Rovaniemi City Library

1
night
Kemi

Kemi ©
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), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kemi Church, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Tornio Church.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Kemi online journey maker .

Getting from Rovaniemi to Kemi by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or drive. In February in Kemi, expect temperatures between -4°C during the day and -11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Salla.

Things to do in Kemi

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

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

1
night
Salla

Salla ©
Salla is a municipality of Finland, located in Lapland. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Wed): stroll through Salla Ski Resort, brush up on your military savvy at Salla Museum of War & Reconstruction, and then contemplate the long history of Paikanselan Taistelualue.

To see where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Salla online day trip planner .

Traveling by car from Kemi to Salla takes 3.5 hours. In February, plan for daily highs up to -6°C, and evening lows to -13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) so you can travel to Saariselka.

Things to do in Salla

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports
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Salla Ski Resort ©
Salla Ski Resort

2
nights
Saariselka

Saariselka ©
On the 21st (Thu), fly down the slopes at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort. On your second day here, examine the collection at Gold Prospector Museum, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Urho Kekkonen National Park, then look for gifts at Hippupuoti Gift Shop, and finally have fun at Action Park.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Saariselka itinerary maker tool .

Getting from Salla to Saariselka by car takes about 3.5 hours. In February, daytime highs in Saariselka are -6°C, while nighttime lows are -15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) early enough to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports

Side Trip

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

2
nights
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 23rd (Sat), deepen your understanding at Kid's Land, relax in the rural setting at Ounaskievari Reindeer Farm, then look for gifts at Elan Ski Shop & Rental, and finally admire all the interesting features of Ice Karting Levi. Keep things going the next day: make a trip to Giewont Husky Adventures, surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, then don't miss a visit to LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery, and finally have some family-friendly fun at G2 Ice Karting Levi.

For other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Levi online tour itinerary planner .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Saariselka to Levi takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In February, daily temperatures in Levi can reach -5°C, while at night they dip to -12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Akaslompolo.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Ounaskievari Reindeer Farm, Giewont Husky Adventures
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Safaris
LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery ©
LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery
Elan Ski Shop & Rental ©
Elan Ski Shop & Rental

3
nights
Akaslompolo

Discover out-of-the-way places like Safaris and Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park.

For where to stay, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Akaslompolo driving holiday planner .

Drive from Levi to Akaslompolo in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In February, plan for daily highs up to -5°C, and evening lows to -12°C. 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 Winter Sports

Side Trips

Yllas Ski Resort, Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park
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Safaris
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park ©
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park
Yllas Ski Resort ©
Yllas Ski Resort

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