11 days in Lapland Itinerary

11 days in Lapland Itinerary

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Start: Vancouver
Fly + Drive:  21 h
1
Pelkosenniemi
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 45 min
2
Saariselka
— 1 night
Bus + Fly:  3 h
3
Levi
— 2 nights
Bus:  1 h 15 min
4
Akaslompolo
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
5
Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
Bus + 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. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sat): witness the site of a historic battle at Joutsijarven Bunkkerit.

To find maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Pelkosenniemi trip itinerary planner.

Vancouver, Canada to Pelkosenniemi is an approximately 21- hour combination of flight and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 10 hours traveling from Vancouver to Pelkosenniemi. In December, Pelkosenniemi is much colder than Vancouver - with highs of -8°C and lows of -17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can 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 ©
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 23rd (Mon): fly down the slopes at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Saariselka trip planner.

Traveling by car from Pelkosenniemi to Saariselka takes 2.5 hours. In December, daytime highs in Saariselka are -7°C, while nighttime lows are -17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can travel to Levi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Winter Sports Outdoors Parks
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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.
On the 24th (Tue), get your game on at G2 ICEKARTING, identify plant and animal life at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm, then bet on your favorite at Icekarting Levi, then take in the exciting artwork at LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery, and finally fly down the slopes at Kids' Land. On your second day here, grab your bike and head to Levi Ski Resort.

For more things to do, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read Levi driving holiday planner.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Saariselka to Levi takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Levi can reach -6°C, while at night they dip to -15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) to allow enough time to take a bus to Akaslompolo.

Things to do in Levi

Parks Winter Sports Outdoors
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
G2 ICEKARTING ©
G2 ICEKARTING
Icekarting Levi ©
Icekarting Levi

2
nights
Akaslompolo

Akaslompolo ©
Start off your visit on the 26th (Thu): look for gifts at Akaslompolo Sportshop, then hit the slopes at Yllas Ski Resort, and then contemplate the long history of Keimioniemi Fishing Cabins. On the next day, explore the striking landscape of Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park.

For photos, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Akaslompolo trip itinerary planning site.

You can take a bus from Levi to Akaslompolo in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. In December in Akaslompolo, expect temperatures between -5°C during the day and -15°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can go by car to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Parks Nature Winter Sports

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Syvasenvaara Fell and Your Piece Of Finland. There's still lots to do: get interesting insight from Feelapland, get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, find something for the whole family at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, and don't miss a visit to Lordi's Square.

To find photos, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Akaslompolo to Rovaniemi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around -6°C in December, and nighttime lows around -13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Tours Wildlife Outdoors
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Arktikum ©
Arktikum
SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus ©
SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus
Santa Claus Office ©
Santa Claus Office

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