11 days in Lapland Itinerary

11 days in Lapland Itinerary

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11 days in Lapland Itinerary

Start: New York City
Fly:  21​h
1
Akaslompolo
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Levi
— 2 nights
+2
bus + Fly + bus:  3​h
3
Saariselka
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
4
Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
Fly + bus:  16​h 15​min
End: New York City

1
night
Akaslompolo

Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sun): fly down the slopes at Yllas Ski Resort. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Mon): make a trip to Snow Village and then get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

For where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Akaslompolo driving holiday planner.

New York City, USA to Akaslompolo is an approximately 21-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Eastern European Time is 7 hours. When traveling from New York City in February, plan for cooler days and little chillier nights in Akaslompolo: temperatures range from 24°F by day to 13°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) so you can go by car to Levi.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports

Side Trips

Yllas Ski Resort, Snow Village
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Yllas Ski Resort ©
Yllas Ski Resort
Snow Village ©
Snow Village

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 12th (Tue): ski along the peaceful trails at Levi Ski Resort. Here are some ideas for day two: experience rural life at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm, admire all the interesting features of Ice Karting Levi, then get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, and finally get your game on at Kid's Land.

To see maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Levi trip website .

Traveling by car from Akaslompolo to Levi takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 24°F in February, and nighttime lows around 13°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to travel to Saariselka.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors Tours Parks
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Ice Karting Levi ©
Ice Karting Levi

3
nights
Saariselka

Saariselka ©
Escape the urban bustle at Urho Kekkonen National Park and Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort. Museum-lovers will get to explore Siida and Gold Prospector Museum.

To find out how to plan a trip to Saariselka, use our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Levi to Saariselka takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In February, plan for daily highs up to 22°F, and evening lows to 9°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports

Side Trips

Siida, Gold Prospector Museum
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Urho Kekkonen National Park ©
Urho Kekkonen National Park
Siida ©
Siida
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort ©
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort

3
nights
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Arktikum and Korundi House of Culture. Family-friendly places like Safaris and SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus will thrill your kids. There's much more to do: find something for the whole family at Santa Claus Village, see the interesting displays at Santa's House of Snowmobiles, see Santa Claus Office, and get curious at Pilke Science Centre.

For traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Rovaniemi vacation planning site .

Drive from Saariselka to Rovaniemi in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In February, daytime highs in Rovaniemi are 22°F, while nighttime lows are 14°F. On the 19th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks Museums Outdoors
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Safaris
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Arktikum ©
Arktikum

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