12 days in Lapland Itinerary

12 days in Lapland Itinerary

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Start: Austin
Fly + Drive:  22 h 45 min
1
Kemi
— Few hours
Drive:  3 h 15 min
2
Akaslompolo
— 2 nights
Bus:  1 h 15 min
3
Levi
— 2 nights
Fly + Bus:  3 h
4
Saariselka
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
5
Luosto
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 45 min
6
Salla
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  21 h 15 min
End: Austin

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Kemi

Kemi ©
Kemi is a town and municipality of Finland. Start off your visit on the 11th (Mon): stop by Sampo Icebreaker.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read our Kemi driving holiday site.

Austin, USA to Kemi is an approximately 22- hour combination of flight and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 8 hours traveling from Austin to Kemi. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Austin in March; daily highs in Kemi reach 32°F and lows reach 16°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) so you can go by car to Akaslompolo.
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Sampo Icebreaker ©
Sampo Icebreaker

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Akaslompolo

Akaslompolo ©
Start off your visit on the 12th (Tue): ski along the peaceful trails at Torassieppi Reindeer Farm & Cottages. On the 13th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for gifts at Akaslompolo Sportshop, then contemplate the long history of Keimioniemi Fishing Cabins, then explore the activities along Pakasaivo, and finally make a trip to Lapland Hotels SnowVillage.

For ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Akaslompolo trip itinerary maker website.

You can drive from Kemi to Akaslompolo in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In March in Akaslompolo, expect temperatures between 31°F during the day and 16°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to catch the bus to Levi.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Tours Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Muonio, Lapland Hotels SnowVillage
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Torassieppi Reindeer Farm & Cottages ©
Torassieppi Reindeer Farm & Cottages
Pakasaivo ©
Pakasaivo
Akaslompolo Sportshop ©
Akaslompolo Sportshop

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Levi

Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Thu): relax in the rural setting at Ounaskievari Reindeer Farm, look for all kinds of wild species at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm, then get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, and finally don't miss a visit to Giewont Husky Adventures. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the exciting artwork at LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery, then take in the dramatic natural features at Keimiotunturi Fell, and then admire the masterpieces at Sarestoniemi Museum.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Levi road trip planner.

Traveling by bus from Akaslompolo to Levi takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. In March, plan for daily highs up to 31°F, and evening lows to 16°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Saariselka.

Things to do in Levi

Wildlife Tours Outdoors

Side Trips

Kittila, Ounaskievari Reindeer Farm, Keimiotunturi Fell, Sarestoniemi Museum
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Giewont Husky Adventures ©
Giewont Husky Adventures
Sarestoniemi Museum ©
Sarestoniemi Museum

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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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus and Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church. Change things up with these side-trips from Saariselka: Inari (Inari Reindeer Farm, Saint Tryphon Pechenga Orthodox Church, &more). Spend the 17th (Sun) exploring nature at Lemmenjoki National Park.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Saariselka vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Levi to Saariselka takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In March in Saariselka, expect temperatures between 29°F during the day and 13°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) early enough to drive to Luosto.

Things to do in Saariselka

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Inari, Lemmenjoki National Park
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Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus ©
Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus
Lemmenjoki National Park ©
Lemmenjoki National Park
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church

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Luosto

Luosto ©
Nestled among vast forests and fells, Luosto represents a small idyllic resort village set on the edge of Pyha-Luosto National Park.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Tue): tour the pleasant surroundings at Pyhatunturi.

To find maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Luosto travel planning tool.

Traveling by car from Saariselka to Luosto takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. March in Luosto sees daily highs of 30°F and lows of 11°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Salla.

Things to do in Luosto

Outdoors Winter Sports Parks

Side Trip

Pyhatunturi
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Pyhatunturi ©
Pyhatunturi

1
night
Salla

Salla ©
Salla is a municipality of Finland, located in Lapland. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Wed): fly down the slopes at Salla Ski Resort, then take an in-depth tour of Salla Museum of War & Reconstruction, and then contemplate the long history of Paikanselan Taistelualue.

For photos, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Salla trip tool.

Drive from Luosto to Salla in 2 hours. In March, daily temperatures in Salla can reach 29°F, while at night they dip to 12°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Salla

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

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