12 days in Lapland Itinerary

12 days in Lapland Itinerary

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12 days in Lapland Itinerary

Start: Warsaw
bus + Fly:  6​h 45​min
1
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Akaslompolo
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Levi
— 3 nights
+2
bus + Fly + bus:  3​h
4
Saariselka
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
Luosto
— 2 nights
Fly:  9​h
End: Warsaw

2
nights
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Tue): snap pictures at Lumberjack's Candle Bridge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for gifts at Your Piece Of Finland, get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, then find something for the whole family at SantaPark, and finally make a trip to Lordi's Square.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi trip planner .

Warsaw, Poland to Rovaniemi is an approximately 7-hour combination of bus and 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. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Warsaw in January: high temperatures in Rovaniemi hover around -10°C and lows are around -17°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 Outdoors
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Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Santa Claus Office ©
Santa Claus Office

2
nights
Akaslompolo

Akaslompolo ©
On the 4th (Fri), stop by Akaslompolo Sportshop, then see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, and then fly down the slopes at Yllas Ski Resort. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the activities along Pakasaivo, steep yourself in history at Keimioniemi Fishing Cabins, and then examine the collection at Muonion Kotiseutumuseo.

To see maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Akaslompolo trip planner .

Traveling by car from Rovaniemi to Akaslompolo takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Rovaniemi in January, plan for a bit cooler nights in Akaslompolo, with lows around -22°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.
Visiting Levi Ski Resort and Elan Ski Shop & Rental will get you outdoors. Take a break from Levi with a short trip to Snow Village in Kittila, about 46 minutes away. The adventure continues: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, don't miss a visit to Giewont Husky Adventures, explore and take pictures at Ice Karting Levi, and have some family-friendly fun at Kid's Land.

To see traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Levi road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Akaslompolo to Levi takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to -11°C, and evening lows to -21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) so you can travel to Saariselka.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trip

Kittila
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Elan Ski Shop & Rental ©
Elan Ski Shop & Rental
Ice Karting Levi ©
Ice Karting Levi

2
nights
Saariselka

Saariselka ©
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Wed): explore the striking landscape of Urho Kekkonen National Park, stop by Shamaan Design - Lappi Shop, then look for gifts at Hippupuoti Gift Shop, and finally enjoy some diversion at Action Park. Here are some ideas for day two: gear up at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort.

To find where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Saariselka route planner .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Levi to Saariselka in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. January in Saariselka sees daily highs of -11°C and lows of -20°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Luosto.

Things to do in Saariselka

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

2
nights
Luosto

Luosto ©
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Fri): explore the striking landscape of Pyha-Luosto National Park. Here are some ideas for day two: see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour and then admire all the interesting features of Amethyst Mine Lapland.

For photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Luosto 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 -13°C during the day and -22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Luosto

Nature Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

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

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