13 days in Lapland Itinerary

13 days in Lapland Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Tel Aviv
Fly + Bus:  11 h 30 min
1
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
2
Salla
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 15 min
3
Saariselka
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
4
Akaslompolo
— 2 nights
Bus:  1 h 15 min
5
Levi
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  14 h
End: Tel Aviv

2
nights
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Snowman World Igloo Hotel and Christmas House Santa. There's lots more to do: take an exotic tour of a safari tour, get in on the family fun at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, look for gifts at Your Piece Of Finland, and take an in-depth tour of Arktikum.

For where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read our Rovaniemi trip maker website.

Tel Aviv, Israel to Rovaniemi is an approximately 11.5- hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of flight, bus, and train; or do a combination of flight and train. 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 Theme Parks Winter Sports
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Safaris
SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus ©
SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village

1
night
Salla

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 see traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, 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

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

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.
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

Outdoors Winter Sports Parks

Side Trip

Gold Prospector Museum
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Urho Kekkonen National Park ©
Urho Kekkonen National Park
Gold Prospector Museum ©
Gold Prospector Museum
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort ©
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort

2
nights
Akaslompolo

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 take a bus to Levi.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Muonio, Yllas Ski Resort
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Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park ©
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park
Safaris
Yllas Ski Resort ©
Yllas Ski Resort

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Giewont Husky Adventures and Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm. 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 much more to do: join the crowd at Icekarting Levi, visit Inghams Mini Husky Experience, fly down the slopes at Kids' Land, and view the masterpieces at LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery.

To see photos, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Levi trip planner.

You can take a bus from Akaslompolo to Levi in an hour. Another option is to drive. Expect a daytime high around -5°C in February, and nighttime lows around -12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trip

Kittila
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Icekarting Levi ©
Icekarting Levi
Lapland Hotels SnowVillage ©
Lapland Hotels SnowVillage

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