12 days in Lapland Itinerary

12 days in Lapland Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Akaslompolo
— 1 night
2
Levi
— 2 nights
3
Saariselka
— 3 nights
4
Salla
— 1 night
5
Rovaniemi
— 3 nights

1
night
Akaslompolo

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 15-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 °C and lows at °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

Side Trips

Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park, Yllas Ski Resort
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Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park ©
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park
Yllas Ski Resort ©
Yllas Ski Resort

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.
On the 23rd (Sat), grab your bike and head to Levi Ski Resort. On the next day, identify plant and animal life at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm, join the crowd at Icekarting Levi, and then visit Ounasjoki - River for activities.

For photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Levi online journey planner.

Drive from Akaslompolo to Levi in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In February, daily temperatures in Levi can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) early enough to travel to Saariselka.

Things to do in Levi

Parks Tours 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 Saint Tryphon Pechenga Orthodox Church. Escape the urban bustle at Nature & Wildlife Tours and Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort. Change things up with a short trip to Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church in Inari (about 1h 5 min away). Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Urho Kekkonen National Park and look for gifts at Hippupuoti Gift Shop.

To see reviews, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Saariselka trip itinerary maker tool.

Fly from Levi to Saariselka in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In February, daily temperatures in Saariselka can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Salla.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors Winter Sports Parks

Side Trip

Inari
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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 ©
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center

1
night
Salla

Salla ©
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 °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Salla

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

3
nights
Rovaniemi

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 °C, and evening lows to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks Outdoors Wildlife
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Arktikum ©
Arktikum
Rovaniemi Church ©
Rovaniemi Church

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