11 days in Lapland Itinerary

11 days in Lapland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Lapland holiday planner

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Fly to Kittilä Airport, Drive to Akaslompolo
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Akaslompolo
— 2 nights
Drive
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Levi
— 2 nights
Fly
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Saariselka
— 2 nights
Drive
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Salla
— 1 night
Drive
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Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
Fly

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Akaslompolo

— 2 nights
On the 11th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the striking landscape of Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park.

To see reviews, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Akaslompolo itinerary planner.

Zurich, Switzerland to Akaslompolo is an approximately 10-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Zurich to Akaslompolo is 1 hour. Traveling from Zurich in January, things will get much colder in Akaslompolo: highs are around -11°C and lows about -22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to drive to Levi.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Winter Sports

Side Trips

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Levi

— 2 nights
Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
On the 13th (Sun), ski along the peaceful trails at Levi Ski Resort. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Mon): identify plant and animal life at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm, then shop like a local with LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery, and then get your game on at Kids' Land.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Levi trip itinerary app.

Getting from Akaslompolo to Levi by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus. In January, daytime highs in Levi are -11°C, while nighttime lows are -21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to travel to Saariselka.

Things to do in Levi

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Tours
Find places to stay Jan 12 — 14:

Saariselka

— 2 nights
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 15th (Tue), fly down the slopes at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort. On the 16th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll through Urho Kekkonen National Park, then pause for some serene contemplation at Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel, and then look for gifts at Hippupuoti Gift Shop.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Saariselka day trip planning website.

You can fly from Levi to Saariselka in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Saariselka can reach -11°C, while at night they dip to -20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to travel to Salla.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors · Winter Sports · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 14 — 16:

Salla

— 1 night
Salla is a municipality of Finland, located in Lapland. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Thu): fly down the slopes at Salla Ski Resort, then get engrossed in the history at Salla Museum of War & Reconstruction, and then contemplate the long history of Paikanselan Taistelualue.

Plan trip to Salla with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Getting from Saariselka to Salla by car takes about 4 hours. In January, plan for daily highs up to -11°C, and evening lows to -19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Salla

Outdoors · Winter Sports · Parks · Museums
Find places to stay Jan 16 — 17:

Rovaniemi

— 3 nights

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy and Your Piece Of Finland. Popular historic sites such as German Soldier s Cemetery and Rovaniemi Church are in your itinerary. There's much more to do: identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, find something for the whole family at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, make a trip to Santa Claus Village, and see Santa Claus Office.

For reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Rovaniemi online travel planner.

Getting from Salla to Rovaniemi by car takes about 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around -10°C in January, and nighttime lows around -17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Outdoors · Winter Sports · Parks · Theme Parks
Find places to stay Jan 17 — 20:

Lapland travel guide

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Landmarks · Safaris · Nightlife
The wild expanses of Lapland promise spectacular scenery, adventure, and rich cultural experiences. As the country's northernmost region, it sits well above the Arctic Circle. Despite also being the largest region, in Lapland just 3.4 percent of the Finnish population calls this great stretch of land home, leaving plenty of room for pristine lakes, dense forest, and seven unspoiled national parks. An abundance of well-marked trails await hikers of all levels, while more remote and rugged adventures beckon experienced explorers. Music is of particular importance in these parts, so try to catch a concert or dance performance during your stay.