13 days in Akaslompolo, Saariselka & Rovaniemi Itinerary

13 days in Akaslompolo, Saariselka & Rovaniemi Itinerary

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Akaslompolo
— 4 nights
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Saariselka
— 2 nights
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Rovaniemi
— 5 nights

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Akaslompolo

Akaslompolo ©
Take a break from the city and head to Levi Ski Resort and Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Sarestoniemi Museum and Taatsin seita. Get out of town with these interesting Akaslompolo side-trips: Lapland Hotels SnowVillage (in Kittila), Levi (Icekarting Levi, Kids' Land, &more) and Samiland (in Sirkka).

To find photos, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Akaslompolo trip itinerary builder website.

Luxembourg City, Luxembourg to Akaslompolo is an approximately 10.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. While traveling from Luxembourg City, expect a bit cooler days and colder nights in Akaslompolo, ranging from highs of -5°C to lows of -15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Saariselka.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Adventure

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 23 — 27:
Highlights from your plan
Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Sarestoniemi Museum ©
Sarestoniemi Museum
Samiland ©
Samiland

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Fri): stroll through Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at Gold Prospector Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel, and then have some family-friendly fun at Saariselka Bowling.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Saariselka driving holiday planner.

Drive from Akaslompolo to Saariselka in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to -7°C, and evening lows to -17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors · Winter Sports · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 27 — 29:
Highlights from your plan
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort ©
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort
Gold Prospector Museum ©
Gold Prospector Museum
Saariselka Bowling ©
Saariselka Bowling

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Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Santa's House of Snowmobiles and Rovaniemi Church. Get in touch with nature at Syvasenvaara Fell and Feelapland. Next up on the itinerary: find something for the whole family at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Office, admire the sheer force of Auttikongas, and take an in-depth tour of Arktikum.

To find where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi trip itinerary builder app.

You can drive from Saariselka to Rovaniemi in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Rovaniemi can reach -6°C, while at night they dip to -13°C. On the 3rd (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Outdoors · Wildlife · Theme Parks · Tours
Find places to stay Dec 29 — Jan 3:
Highlights from your plan
Santa's House of Snowmobiles ©
Santa's House of Snowmobiles
Auttikongas ©
Auttikongas
German Soldier s Cemetery ©
German Soldier s Cemetery

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