12 days in Lapland Itinerary

12 days in Lapland Itinerary

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

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Akaslompolo

Akaslompolo ©
On the 27th (Thu), explore the striking landscape of Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Fri): stop by Akaslompolo Sportshop, fly down the slopes at Yllas Ski Resort, and then contemplate the long history of Keimioniemi Fishing Cabins.

For reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Akaslompolo trip planner.

Phoenix, USA to Akaslompolo is an approximately 20.5-hour combination of flight and car. Traveling from Phoenix to Akaslompolo, you'll lose 9 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Phoenix in December, things will get colder in Akaslompolo: highs are around 23°F and lows about 9°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can drive to Levi.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Winter Sports

Side Trips

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Ski Area
Yllas Ski Resort
4.1
Historic Site
Keimioniemi Fishing Cabins
5.0

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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 29th (Sat), tour the pleasant surroundings at Levi Ski Resort. On the 30th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: don't miss a visit to Lapland Hotels SnowVillage, bet on your favorite at Icekarting Levi, then take in the exciting artwork at LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery, and finally hit the slopes at Kids' Land.

To see more things to do, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Levi trip planner.

Getting from Akaslompolo to Levi by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus. December in Levi sees daily highs of 22°F and lows of 8°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) so you can travel to Saariselka.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports · Trails

Side Trip

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Must see
Levi Ski Resort
4.4
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Auto Race Track
Icekarting Levi
4.8

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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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort and Urho Kekkonen National Park. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Saariselka: Inari (The Sami Cultural Centre Sajos & Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center). It doesn't end there: get in on the family fun at Angry Birds Activity Park and stop by Shamaan Design - Lappi Shop.

To find reviews, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Saariselka trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Levi to Saariselka in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 21°F in December, and nighttime lows around 6°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports · Theme Parks

Side Trip

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Rovaniemi

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Thu): shop like a local with Marttiini Store Old Factory, see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, then see Santa Claus Office, and finally don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village. On the next day, stop by Your Piece Of Finland, then don't miss a visit to Lordi's Square, then get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, and finally find something for the whole family at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus.

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You can drive from Saariselka to Rovaniemi in 3.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In January in Rovaniemi, expect temperatures between 16°F during the day and 6°F at night. On the 5th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours
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Must see
Safaris
4.4

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