12 days in Lapland Itinerary

12 days in Lapland Itinerary

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Start: New York City
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  21 h
1
Akaslompolo
— 1 night
Bus:  1 h 15 min
2
Levi
— 2 nights
Fly + Bus:  3 h
3
Saariselka
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
4
Salla
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 30 min
5
Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + Train + Subway:  16 h 15 min
End: New York City

1
night
Akaslompolo

Akaslompolo ©
Start off your visit on the 11th (Mon): stop by Akaslompolo Sportshop and then take an exotic tour of a safari tour. Keep things going the next day: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park.

For ratings, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Akaslompolo road trip app.

New York City, USA to Akaslompolo is an approximately 23.5- hour combination of car and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from New York City to Akaslompolo is 7 hours. In March, Akaslompolo is slightly colder than New York City - with highs of 31°F and lows of 16°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) so you can take a bus to Levi.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Nature Parks Tours

Side Trip

Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park
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Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park ©
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park
Safaris
Akaslompolo Sportshop ©
Akaslompolo Sportshop

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 13th (Wed): grab your bike and head to Levi Ski Resort. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Thu): stroll through Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm, join the crowd at Icekarting Levi, and then take a stroll through Ounasjoki - River for activities.

For maps, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Levi trip maker website.

You can take a bus from Akaslompolo to Levi in an hour. Another option is to drive. In March, daily temperatures in Levi can reach 31°F, while at night they dip to 16°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to travel to Saariselka.

Things to do in Levi

Parks Adventure Winter Sports
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Icekarting Levi ©
Icekarting Levi

3
nights
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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center and Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel. Get outdoors at Nature & Wildlife Tours and Urho Kekkonen National Park. Change things up with a short trip to Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church in Inari (about 1h 10 min away). categoryPhrases.sentence.On_the_day_spend_an_exhilarating_day_on_the_slopes_at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort. It doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Gold Prospector Museum.

To find ratings, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Saariselka attractions website.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Levi to Saariselka takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to 29°F, and evening lows to 13°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) early enough to travel to Salla.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors Winter Sports Parks

Side Trips

Inari, Gold Prospector Museum
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Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center
Urho Kekkonen National Park ©
Urho Kekkonen National Park
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort ©
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort

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Salla

Salla ©
Salla is a municipality of Finland, located in Lapland. On the 18th (Mon), stroll through Salla Ski Resort, then take an in-depth tour of Salla Museum of War & Reconstruction, and then contemplate the long history of Paikanselan Taistelualue.

To find photos, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read Salla day trip website.

You can drive from Saariselka to Salla in 4 hours. In March in Salla, expect temperatures between 29°F during the day and 12°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) early enough to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Salla

Winter Sports Outdoors Parks
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Salla Ski Resort ©
Salla Ski Resort
Salla Museum of War & Reconstruction ©
Salla Museum of War & Reconstruction
Paikanselan Taistelualue ©
Paikanselan Taistelualue

3
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Tue): take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, then explore the fascinating underground world of Syvasenvaara Fell, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas. On the 20th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: find something for the whole family at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, then see Santa Claus Office, and then don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi online trip planner.

Traveling by car from Salla to Rovaniemi takes 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 30°F in March, and nighttime lows around 17°F. On the 21st (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks Tours Outdoors
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Arktikum ©
Arktikum
Safaris
Rovaniemi Church ©
Rovaniemi Church

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