11 days in Lapland Itinerary

11 days in Lapland Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Dusseldorf
Fly + Drive:  7 h 15 min
1
Akaslompolo
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 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
Bus + Fly:  3 h
5
Levi
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  7 h
End: Dusseldorf

2
nights
Akaslompolo

Akaslompolo ©
Start off your visit on the 25th (Tue): look for gifts at Akaslompolo Sportshop. Keep things going the next day: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park.

For photos, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read Akaslompolo online trip itinerary maker.

Dusseldorf, Germany to Akaslompolo is an approximately 11- hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time is 1 hour. In December, Akaslompolo is colder than Dusseldorf - with highs of -5°C and lows of -15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Kemi.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Lapland Hotels SnowVillage, Yllas Ski Resort, Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park
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Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park ©
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park
Akaslompolo Sportshop ©
Akaslompolo Sportshop
Yllas Ski Resort ©
Yllas Ski Resort

1
night
Kemi

Kemi ©
Kemi is a town and municipality of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 28th (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Kemi Church, visit Sampo Icebreaker, then explore the world behind art at Kemin Jalokivigalleria (Kemi Gemstone Gallery), and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Tornio Church.

To find more things to do, ratings, photos, and tourist information, go to the Kemi travel planner.

You can drive from Akaslompolo to Kemi in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In December, plan for daily highs up to -3°C, and evening lows to -11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can travel to Salla.

Things to do in Kemi

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Tornio Church
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Kemin Jalokivigalleria (Kemi Gemstone Gallery) ©
Kemi Church ©
Kemi Church
Sampo Icebreaker ©
Sampo Icebreaker

1
night
Salla

Salla ©
Salla is a municipality of Finland, located in Lapland. On the 29th (Sat), steep yourself in history at Paikanselan Taistelualue and then take an in-depth tour of Salla Museum of War & Reconstruction.

For other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read our Salla online trip planner.

You can drive from Kemi to Salla in 3.5 hours. Traveling from Kemi in December, expect Salla to be a bit cooler, temps between -7°C and -16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Saariselka.

Things to do in Salla

Museums Historic Sites
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Salla Museum of War & Reconstruction ©
Salla Museum of War & Reconstruction
Paikanselan Taistelualue ©
Paikanselan Taistelualue

2
nights
Saariselka

Saariselka ©
Outdoor pursuits--ranging from cross-country skiing and snowmobiling to reindeer safaris and chasing Northern Lights--draw the largest number of tourists to Saariselka.
On the 30th (Sun), examine the collection at Gold Prospector Museum and then get a taste of local nightlife at Saariselka Bowling. On the next day, find something for the whole family at Angry Birds Activity Park, pause for some serene contemplation at Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel, and then look for gifts at Hippupuoti Gift Shop.

To find traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Saariselka trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Salla to Saariselka in 4 hours. In December in Saariselka, expect temperatures between -7°C during the day and -17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Theme Parks Nightlife Museums

Side Trips

Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel, Gold Prospector Museum
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Angry Birds Activity Park ©
Angry Birds Activity Park
Saariselka Bowling ©
Saariselka Bowling
Gold Prospector Museum ©
Gold Prospector Museum

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Giewont Husky Adventures and Sarestoniemi Museum. Change things up with these side-trips from Levi: Enontekio (Jyppyra lookout & Enontekio Church). There's lots more to do: fly down the slopes at Kids' Land, relax in the rural setting at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm, join the crowd at Icekarting Levi, and get your game on at G2 ICEKARTING.

For other places to visit, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, use the Levi trip itinerary site.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Saariselka to Levi in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to -6°C, and evening lows to -15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Levi

Fun & Games Parks Museums

Side Trips

Enontekio, Ounaskievari Reindeer Farm, Giewont Husky Adventures, Sarestoniemi Museum
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G2 ICEKARTING ©
G2 ICEKARTING
Giewont Husky Adventures ©
Giewont Husky Adventures
Sarestoniemi Museum ©
Sarestoniemi Museum

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