12 days in Lapland Itinerary

12 days in Lapland Itinerary

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12 days in Lapland Itinerary

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

1
night
Akaslompolo

Akaslompolo ©
Start off your visit on the 11th (Mon): look for gifts at Akaslompolo Sportshop and then identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Tue): glide through natural beauty at Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park.

To find maps, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Akaslompolo trip website .

New York City, USA to Akaslompolo is an approximately 21-hour flight. You'll lose 7 hours traveling from New York City to Akaslompolo due to the time zone difference. Traveling from New York City in March, things will get slightly colder in Akaslompolo: highs are around 31°F and lows about 16°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Levi.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Outdoors Winter Sports Trails

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.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Wed): ski along the peaceful trails at Levi Ski Resort. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: relax in the rural setting at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm, explore and take pictures at Ice Karting Levi, then get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, and finally wander the streets of Ounasjoki - River for activities.

For reviews, maps, and tourist information, go to the Levi travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Akaslompolo to Levi takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In March in Levi, expect temperatures between 31°F during the day and 16°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to travel to Saariselka.

Things to do in Levi

Parks Winter Sports Adventure
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Ice Karting Levi ©
Ice Karting Levi

3
nights
Saariselka

Saariselka ©
Get some cultural insight at Siida and Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel. Escape the urban bustle at Urho Kekkonen National Park and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Step out of Saariselka with an excursion to Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church in Inari--about 1h 10 min away. On the 17th (Sun), spend an exhilarating day on the slopes at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort.

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Do a combination of bus and flight from Levi to Saariselka in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In March, daily temperatures in Saariselka can reach 29°F, while at night they dip to 13°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Salla.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors Winter Sports Parks

Side Trips

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

1
night
Salla

Salla ©
Salla is a municipality of Finland, located in Lapland. Start off your visit on the 18th (Mon): tour the pleasant surroundings at Salla Ski Resort, then see the interesting displays at Salla Museum of War & Reconstruction, and then steep yourself in history at Paikanselan Taistelualue.

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

Drive from Saariselka to Salla in 3.5 hours. In March, daily temperatures in Salla can reach 29°F, while at night they dip to 12°F. Cap off 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

3
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 19th (Tue), take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, Head underground at Syvasenvaara Fell, and then take an exotic tour of a safari tour. On your second day here, find something for the whole family at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, then see Santa Claus Office, and then get in on the family fun at Santa Claus Village.

To see ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi trip planner.

Traveling by car from Salla to Rovaniemi takes 2 hours. In March, daytime highs in Rovaniemi are 30°F, while nighttime lows are 17°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Thu) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

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

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