11 days in Lapland Itinerary

11 days in Lapland Itinerary

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11 days in Lapland Itinerary

Start: Vancouver
Fly:  21​h
1
Pelkosenniemi
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
Saariselka
— 1 night
+2
bus + Fly + bus:  3​h
3
Levi
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Akaslompolo
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
Fly:  19​h 15​min
End: Vancouver

1
night
Pelkosenniemi

Pelkosenniemi ©
Pelkosenniemi is a municipality of Finland.Pelkosenniemi is located in the province of Lapland. On the 21st (Sat), contemplate the long history of Joutsijarven Bunkkerit.

For traveler tips, photos, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Pelkosenniemi trip itinerary planner.

Vancouver, Canada to Pelkosenniemi is an approximately 21-hour flight. Traveling from Vancouver to Pelkosenniemi, you'll lose 10 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Vancouver in December; daily highs in Pelkosenniemi reach -8°C and lows reach -17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to travel to Saariselka.

Things to do in Pelkosenniemi

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Joutsijarven Bunkkerit, Pyha-Luosto National Park
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Pyha-Luosto National Park ©
Pyha-Luosto National Park

1
night
Saariselka

Saariselka ©
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): hit the slopes at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort.

For more things to do, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Saariselka online itinerary planner .

You can drive from Pelkosenniemi to Saariselka in 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around -7°C in December, and nighttime lows around -17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) to allow time to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Parks Winter Sports Outdoors
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Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort ©
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Tue): have some family-friendly fun at G2 Ice Karting Levi, look for all kinds of wild species at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm, then explore and take pictures at Ice Karting Levi, then don't miss a visit to LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery, and finally deepen your understanding at Kid's Land. Here are some ideas for day two: glide through natural beauty at Levi Ski Resort.

For where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read Levi trip maker website .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Saariselka to Levi takes 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 25th (Wed) early enough to drive to Akaslompolo.

Things to do in Levi

Parks Outdoors Trails
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
G2 Ice Karting Levi ©
G2 Ice Karting Levi
LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery ©
LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery

2
nights
Akaslompolo

Akaslompolo ©
Start off your visit on the 26th (Thu): stop by Akaslompolo Sportshop, hit the slopes at Yllas Ski Resort, and then steep yourself in history at Keimioniemi Fishing Cabins. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park.

To find other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Akaslompolo trip planner .

Drive from Levi to Akaslompolo in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December in Akaslompolo, expect temperatures between -5°C during the day and -15°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Parks Winter Sports Outdoors

Side Trips

Muonio, Yllas Ski Resort
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Yllas Ski Resort ©
Yllas Ski Resort
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park ©
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park
Akaslompolo Sportshop ©
Akaslompolo Sportshop

3
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Santa Claus Village and SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Feelapland and Syvasenvaara Fell. And it doesn't end there: see Santa Claus Office, don't miss a visit to Lordi's Square, get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, and look for gifts at Your Piece Of Finland.

For where to stay, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read Rovaniemi trip planner .

Drive from Akaslompolo to Rovaniemi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to -6°C, and evening lows to -13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks Parks Fun & Games
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Arktikum ©
Arktikum
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Santa Claus Office ©
Santa Claus Office

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