12 days in Lapland Itinerary

12 days in Lapland Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Phoenix
Fly + Drive:  25 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
Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
Fly:  19 h 30 min
End: Phoenix

1
night
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.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, 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 take a bus to Levi.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Muonio, Yllas Ski Resort
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Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park ©
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park
Yllas Ski Resort ©
Yllas Ski Resort
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.
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 other places to visit, maps, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Levi trip planner.

Getting from Akaslompolo to Levi by bus takes about an hour. Other options: drive. 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 Winter Sports Parks

Side Trip

Lapland Hotels SnowVillage
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Lapland Hotels SnowVillage ©
Lapland Hotels SnowVillage
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.
Explore Saariselka's surroundings by going to Inari (The Sami Cultural Centre Sajos & Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center). categoryPhrases.sentence.On_the_day_spend_an_exhilarating_day_on_the_slopes_at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort. And it doesn't end there: hit the slopes at Urho Kekkonen National Park, get in on the family fun at Angry Birds Activity Park, and stop by Shamaan Design - Lappi Shop.

For maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Saariselka day trip website.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Levi to Saariselka takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Saariselka can reach 21°F, while at night they dip to 6°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) so you can go by car to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors Winter Sports Parks

Side Trip

Inari
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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

3
nights
Rovaniemi

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 Tours Wildlife
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Safaris
SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus ©
SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus
Santa Claus Office ©
Santa Claus Office

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