13 days in Lapland Itinerary

13 days in Lapland Itinerary

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Fly
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Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Drive
2
Salla
— 1 night
Drive
3
Saariselka
— 2 nights
Drive
4
Akaslompolo
— 2 nights
Drive
5
Levi
— 3 nights
Drive to Kittilä Airport, Fly to Ben Gurion International Airport

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Rovaniemi

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy and Your Piece Of Finland. Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Santa Claus Village, take an exotic tour of a safari tour, see the interesting displays at Christmas House Santa, and see Santa Claus Office.

To find photos, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Rovaniemi trip maker website.

Tel Aviv, Israel to Rovaniemi is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from Tel Aviv in January, with highs in Rovaniemi at -10°C and lows at -17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) so you can travel to Salla.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Outdoors · Winter Sports · Parks · Theme Parks
Find places to stay Jan 28 — 30:

1
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Salla

Salla is a municipality of Finland, located in Lapland. On the 31st (Thu), fly down the slopes at Salla Ski Resort, then steep yourself in history at Paikanselan Taistelualue, and then take an in-depth tour of Salla Museum of War & Reconstruction.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Salla day trip app.

Traveling by car from Rovaniemi to Salla takes 2 hours. In January, daytime highs in Salla are -11°C, while nighttime lows are -19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Thu) so you can travel to Saariselka.

Things to do in Salla

Winter Sports · Outdoors · Parks · Museums
Find places to stay Jan 30 — 31:

2
nights
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 1st (Fri): see the interesting displays at Gold Prospector Museum, hit the slopes at Urho Kekkonen National Park, and then stop by Hippupuoti Gift Shop. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat): fly down the slopes at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort.

Plan trip to Saariselka with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Getting from Salla to Saariselka by car takes about 4 hours. Expect a daytime high around -11°C in January, and nighttime lows around -20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) early enough to drive to Akaslompolo.

Things to do in Saariselka

Winter Sports · Outdoors · Parks · Trails

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 31 — Feb 2:

2
nights
Akaslompolo

Start off your visit on the 3rd (Sun): look for gifts at Akaslompolo Sportshop, explore the striking landscape of Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park, and then steep yourself in history at Keimioniemi Fishing Cabins. Keep things going the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas and then stroll through Yllas Ski Resort.

Before you visit Akaslompolo, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Drive from Saariselka to Akaslompolo in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. In February, plan for daily highs up to -5°C, and evening lows to -12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) so you can drive to Levi.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Feb 2 — 4:

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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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Giewont Husky Adventures and Inghams Mini Husky Experience. Get out of town with these interesting Levi side-trips: Kittila (Nature & Wildlife Tours & Lapland Hotels SnowVillage). Spend the 5th (Tue) on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort. There's still lots to do: bet on your favorite at Icekarting Levi, identify plant and animal life at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm, view the masterpieces at LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery, and fly down the slopes at Kids' Land.

To see photos, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Levi sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Akaslompolo to Levi in an hour. Another option is to take a bus. In February in Levi, expect temperatures between -5°C during the day and -12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Winter Sports

Side Trip

Find places to stay Feb 4 — 7:

Lapland travel guide

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Landmarks · Safaris · Nightlife
The wild expanses of Lapland promise spectacular scenery, adventure, and rich cultural experiences. As the country's northernmost region, it sits well above the Arctic Circle. Despite also being the largest region, in Lapland just 3.4 percent of the Finnish population calls this great stretch of land home, leaving plenty of room for pristine lakes, dense forest, and seven unspoiled national parks. An abundance of well-marked trails await hikers of all levels, while more remote and rugged adventures beckon experienced explorers. Music is of particular importance in these parts, so try to catch a concert or dance performance during your stay.