12 days in Lapland Itinerary

12 days in Lapland Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
2
Akaslompolo
— 2 nights
3
Levi
— 3 nights
4
Saariselka
— 2 nights
5
Luosto
— 2 nights

2
nights
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 2nd (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for gifts at Your Piece Of Finland, take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, thenget in on the family fun at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, and finally make a trip to Lordi's Square.

To see reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Rovaniemi itinerary app.

Warsaw, Poland to Rovaniemi is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Warsaw to Rovaniemi is 1 hour. Traveling from Warsaw in January, things will get little chillier in Rovaniemi: highs are around °C and lows about °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Akaslompolo.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks Museums Tours
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Safaris
SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus ©
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village

2
nights
Akaslompolo

Akaslompolo ©
Start off your visit on the 4th (Fri): look for gifts at Akaslompolo Sportshop, take an exotic tour of a safari tour, and then stroll through Yllas Ski Resort. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the waterfront views at Pakasaivo, contemplate the long history of Keimioniemi Fishing Cabins, and then see the interesting displays at Muonion Kotiseutumuseo.

To find out how to plan a trip to Akaslompolo, use our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Rovaniemi to Akaslompolo takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Rovaniemi in January since evenings lows in Akaslompolo dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can drive to Levi.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trips

Muonio, Yllas Ski Resort
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Yllas Ski Resort ©
Yllas Ski Resort
Safaris
Pakasaivo ©
Pakasaivo

3
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Levi Ski Resort and Elan Ski Shop & Rental. Change things up with a short trip to Lapland Hotels SnowVillage in Kittila (about 46 minutes away). And it doesn't end there: stroll through Kids' Land, join the crowd at Icekarting Levi, view the masterpieces at LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery, and experience rural life at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm.

To see photos, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Levi route planner.

You can drive from Akaslompolo to Levi in an hour. Another option is to take a bus. In January in Levi, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to travel to Saariselka.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports

Side Trip

Kittila
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Icekarting Levi ©
Icekarting Levi
Elan Ski Shop & Rental ©
Elan Ski Shop & Rental

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Wed): fly down the slopes at Urho Kekkonen National Park, look for gifts at Shamaan Design - Lappi Shop, and then stop by Hippupuoti Gift Shop. On the 10th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: fly down the slopes at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort.

To find more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Saariselka journey app.

You can fly from Levi to Saariselka in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. January in Saariselka sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can go by car to Luosto.

Things to do in Saariselka

Winter Sports Outdoors Parks
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Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort ©
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort
Urho Kekkonen National Park ©
Urho Kekkonen National Park

2
nights
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 11th (Fri), explore the striking landscape of Pyha-Luosto National Park. On the next day, go deep underground at Amethyst Mine Lapland.

For more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Luosto driving holiday planner.

Getting from Saariselka to Luosto by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In January in Luosto, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Luosto

Parks Nature

Side Trip

Pyha-Luosto National Park
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Pyha-Luosto National Park ©
Pyha-Luosto National Park
Amethyst Mine Lapland ©
Amethyst Mine Lapland

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