12 days in Lapland Itinerary

12 days in Lapland Itinerary

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12 days in Lapland Itinerary

Start: Toronto
Fly + Drive:  18​h
1
Salla
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Luosto
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Saariselka
— 2 nights
4
Levi
— 2 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
5
Akaslompolo
— 2 nights
6
Kemi
— 1 night
train:  1​h 15​min
7
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Fly:  16​h 45​min
End: Toronto

1
day
Salla

Salla ©
Salla is a municipality of Finland, located in Lapland. Start off your visit on the 1st (Wed): hit the slopes at Salla Ski Resort, learn about all things military at Salla Museum of War & Reconstruction, and then contemplate the long history of Paikanselan Taistelualue.

To see reviews, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Salla trip planner .

Toronto, Canada to Salla is an approximately 18-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Toronto to Salla is 7 hours. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Toronto in January, with highs in Salla at -11°C and lows at -19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can travel to Luosto.

Things to do in Salla

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports
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Salla Ski Resort ©
Salla Ski Resort

1
night
Luosto

Luosto ©
Nestled among vast forests and fells, Luosto represents a small idyllic resort village set on the edge of Pyha-Luosto National Park.
On the 2nd (Thu), admire all the interesting features of Amethyst Mine Lapland and then identify plant and animal life at Kopara Reindeer Park.

To see more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Luosto trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Salla to Luosto takes 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around -13°C in January, and nighttime lows around -22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Saariselka.

Things to do in Luosto

Wildlife Parks
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Kopara Reindeer Park ©
Kopara Reindeer Park
Amethyst Mine Lapland ©
Amethyst Mine Lapland

2
nights
Saariselka

Saariselka ©
On the 3rd (Fri), hit the slopes at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at Gold Prospector Museum, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Urho Kekkonen National Park, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel, then have fun at Action Park, and finally perfect your strike at Saariselka Bowling.

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Traveling by car from Luosto to Saariselka takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to -11°C, and evening lows to -20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports

Side Trips

Gold Prospector Museum, Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel
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Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort ©
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort
Urho Kekkonen National Park ©
Urho Kekkonen National Park
Gold Prospector Museum ©
Gold Prospector Museum

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.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sun): get your game on at Kid's Land, take a memorable tour with Tours, don't miss a visit to LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery, then explore and take pictures at Ice Karting Levi, and finally experience rural life at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get your game on at G2 Ice Karting Levi, stop by Elan Ski Shop & Rental, then see the interesting displays at The Sarestoniemi Museum, then explore the world behind art at Museum of Fine Arts Einari Junttila, and finally don't miss a visit to Giewont Husky Adventures.

To see reviews, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Levi road trip planning site .

Getting from Saariselka to Levi by combination of bus and flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Levi can reach -11°C, while at night they dip to -21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Akaslompolo.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors Shopping Wildlife

Side Trip

Kittila
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Elan Ski Shop & Rental ©
Elan Ski Shop & Rental
LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery ©
LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery
Icekarting Levi ©
Icekarting Levi

2
nights
Akaslompolo

Kick off your visit on the 7th (Tue): stop by Akaslompolo Sportshop, take an exotic tour of a safari tour, and then fly down the slopes at Yllas Ski Resort. On your second day here, glide through natural beauty at Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park.

For more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Akaslompolo online trip itinerary maker .

You can drive from Levi to Akaslompolo in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Akaslompolo can reach -11°C, while at night they dip to -22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to drive to Kemi.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports

Side Trips

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

1
night
Kemi

Kemi ©
Kemi is a town and municipality of Finland. Start off your visit on the 9th (Thu): admire the masterpieces at Kemin Jalokivigalleria (Kemi Gemstone Gallery), then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kemi Church, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Tornio Church.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Kemi travel itinerary planner .

Getting from Akaslompolo to Kemi by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Akaslompolo in January: high temperatures in Kemi hover around -7°C and lows are around -16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can catch the train to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Kemi

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Tornio Church
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Sampo Icebreaker ©
Sampo Icebreaker
Kemi Church ©
Kemi Church

2
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Fri): snap pictures at Lumberjack's Candle Bridge, hit the slopes at Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy, then take a memorable tour with Feelapland, and finally stop by Your Piece Of Finland.

To see more things to do, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read Rovaniemi itinerary maker tool .

You can take a train from Kemi to Rovaniemi in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or drive. In January in Rovaniemi, expect temperatures between -10°C during the day and -17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Outdoors Parks Wildlife
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Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy ©
Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy
Feelapland ©
Feelapland
Lordi's Square ©
Lordi's Square

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