12 days in Lapland Itinerary

12 days in Lapland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Lapland trip itinerary planner

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Fly to Kittilä Airport, Drive to Akaslompolo
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Akaslompolo
— 1 night
Drive
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Levi
— 2 nights
Fly
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Saariselka
— 3 nights
Drive
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Salla
— 1 night
Drive
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Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
Bus to Kittilän koulukeskus, Fly to Paris CDG

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Akaslompolo

— 1 night
On the 21st (Thu), look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas and then fly down the slopes at Yllas Ski Resort. Keep things going the next day: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park.

For ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Akaslompolo trip maker.

Paris, France to Akaslompolo is an approximately 8-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from Paris in February, with highs in Akaslompolo at -5°C and lows at -12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) so you can go by car to Levi.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Winter Sports

Side Trips

Find places to stay Feb 21 — 22:

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 23rd (Sat), grab your bike and head to Levi Ski Resort. Here are some ideas for day two: identify plant and animal life at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm, join the crowd at Icekarting Levi, then identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, and finally take a stroll through Ounasjoki - River for activities.

To find reviews, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Levi trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Akaslompolo to Levi in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In February, daytime highs in Levi are -5°C, while nighttime lows are -12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Saariselka.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Winter Sports
Find places to stay Feb 22 — 24:

Saariselka

— 3 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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center and Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church. Escape the urban bustle at Nature & Wildlife Tours and Urho Kekkonen National Park. Change things up with a short trip to Saint Tryphon Pechenga Orthodox Church in Inari (about 1h 10 min away). categoryPhrases.sentence.On_the_day_spend_an_exhilarating_day_on_the_slopes_at. There's still lots to do: stop by Hippupuoti Gift Shop.

For other places to visit, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read Saariselka trip builder.

You can fly from Levi to Saariselka in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In February in Saariselka, expect temperatures between -6°C during the day and -15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Salla.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors · Winter Sports · Parks · Tours

Side Trip

Find places to stay Feb 24 — 27:

Salla

— 1 night
Salla is a municipality of Finland, located in Lapland. Kick off your visit on the 28th (Thu): tour the pleasant surroundings at Salla Ski Resort, take an in-depth tour of Salla Museum of War & Reconstruction, and then steep yourself in history at Paikanselan Taistelualue.

For traveler tips, photos, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Salla trip maker site.

Traveling by car from Saariselka to Salla takes 4 hours. In February, daily temperatures in Salla can reach -6°C, while at night they dip to -13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Salla

Winter Sports · Parks · Outdoors · Museums
Find places to stay Feb 27 — 28:

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.
Get outdoors at Safaris and Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy. Arktikum and Rovaniemi Church are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village, Head underground at Syvasenvaara Fell, stop by LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier, and relax in the rural setting at Napapiirin Porofarmi.

To find maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi online driving holiday planner.

Drive from Salla to Rovaniemi in 2 hours. In February, plan for daily highs up to -6°C, and evening lows to -11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Winter Sports
Find places to stay Feb 28 — Mar 3:

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.