11 days in Lapland Itinerary

11 days in Lapland Itinerary

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11 days in Lapland Itinerary

Start: Dusseldorf
Fly:  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
+2
bus + Fly + bus:  3​h
5
Levi
— 3 nights
Fly:  7​h
End: Dusseldorf

2
nights
Akaslompolo

Akaslompolo ©
On the 25th (Tue), stop by Akaslompolo Sportshop. Keep things going the next day: ski along the peaceful trails at Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park.

For maps, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Akaslompolo trip planner.

Dusseldorf, Germany to Akaslompolo is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive. Traveling from Dusseldorf to Akaslompolo, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from Dusseldorf in December; daily highs in Akaslompolo reach -5°C and lows reach -15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can go by car to Kemi.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Outdoors Winter Sports Parks

Side Trips

Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park, Yllas Ski Resort, Snow Village
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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, admire the masterpieces at Kemin Jalokivigalleria (Kemi Gemstone Gallery), and then pause for some serene contemplation at Tornio Church.

To see maps, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Kemi road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Akaslompolo to Kemi takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. December in Kemi sees daily highs of -3°C and lows of -11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Salla.

Things to do in Kemi

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

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

1
night
Salla

Salla
Salla is a municipality of Finland, located in Lapland. Start off your visit on the 29th (Sat): contemplate the long history of Paikanselan Taistelualue and then brush up on your military savvy at Salla Museum of War & Reconstruction.

To find where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Salla vacation maker tool .

You can drive from Kemi to Salla in 3.5 hours. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Kemi in December: high temperatures in Salla hover around -7°C and lows are around -16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Sat) to allow time for travel to Saariselka.

Things to do in Salla

Nightlife Museums Historic Sites
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2
nights
Saariselka

Saariselka ©
Start off your visit on the 30th (Sun): see the interesting displays at Gold Prospector Museum, then enjoy some diversion at Action Park, and then enjoy some friendly competition at Saariselka Bowling. On the 31st (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get in on the family fun at Angry Birds Activity Park, pause for some serene contemplation at Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel, and then stop by Hippupuoti Gift Shop.

To see where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Saariselka day trip planning site .

Getting from Salla to Saariselka by car takes about 3.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around -7°C in December, and nighttime lows around -17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Mon) so you can travel to Levi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Theme Parks Fun & Games Museums

Side Trips

Gold Prospector Museum, Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel
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Saariselka Bowling ©
Saariselka Bowling
Gold Prospector Museum ©
Gold Prospector Museum
Hippupuoti Gift Shop ©
Hippupuoti Gift Shop

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Giewont Husky Adventures and Enontekio Church. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Levi: Jyppyra lookout (in Enontekio) and The Sarestoniemi Museum (in Kittila). The adventure continues: have some family-friendly fun at Kid's Land, admire all the interesting features of Ice Karting Levi, relax in the rural setting at Ounaskievari Reindeer Farm, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm.

To see photos, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Levi day trip 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. December in Levi sees daily highs of -6°C and lows of -15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Levi

Fun & Games Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

Enontekio, Kittila, Ounaskievari Reindeer Farm
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G2 Ice Karting Levi ©
G2 Ice Karting Levi
Jyppyra lookout ©
Jyppyra lookout
Enontekio Church ©
Enontekio Church

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