13 days in Lapland Itinerary

13 days in Lapland Itinerary

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13 days in Lapland Itinerary

Start: Tel Aviv
Fly:  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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy and Snowman World Igloo Hotel. There's much more to do: find something for the whole family at SantaPark, see Santa Claus Office, snap pictures at Lumberjack's Candle Bridge, and get engrossed in the history at Arktikum.

To see reviews, photos, maps, and other tourist information, use the Rovaniemi trip planner .

Tel Aviv, Israel to Rovaniemi is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Tel Aviv in January, expect Rovaniemi to be cooler, temps between -10°C and -17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) so you can travel to Salla.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Outdoors Winter Sports Parks
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Safaris
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village

1
night
Salla

Salla ©
Salla is a municipality of Finland, located in Lapland. Start off your visit on the 31st (Thu): tour the pleasant surroundings at Salla Ski Resort, then steep yourself in history at Paikanselan Taistelualue, and then get a taste of local nightlife at Salla Museum of War & Reconstruction.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Salla using our trip planner.

You can drive from Rovaniemi to Salla in 2 hours. In January, daily temperatures in Salla can reach -11°C, while at night they dip to -19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Thu) so you can travel to Saariselka.

Things to do in Salla

Winter Sports Parks Outdoors
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Salla Ski Resort ©
Salla Ski Resort

2
nights
Saariselka

Saariselka ©
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Fri): see the interesting displays at Gold Prospector Museum, then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Urho Kekkonen National Park, then look for gifts at Hippupuoti Gift Shop, and finally have fun at Action Park. On the 2nd (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: hit the slopes at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort.

To find traveler tips, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Saariselka trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Salla to Saariselka in 3.5 hours. In January, plan for daily highs up to -11°C, and evening lows to -20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) early enough to drive to Akaslompolo.

Things to do in Saariselka

Winter Sports Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

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

2
nights
Akaslompolo

Akaslompolo ©
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Sun): stop by Akaslompolo Sportshop, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park, and then steep yourself in history at Keimioniemi Fishing Cabins. On the next day, see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Yllas Ski Resort.

To find traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Akaslompolo trip planner.

Drive from Saariselka to Akaslompolo in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. February in Akaslompolo sees daily highs of -5°C and lows of -12°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Levi.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Outdoors Winter Sports Parks

Side Trips

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

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 Inghams Mini Husky Experience and Giewont Husky Adventures. Venture out of the city with trips to Kittila (Nature & Wildlife Tours & Snow Village). On the 5th (Tue), ski the day away in the pristine settings at Levi Ski Resort. Next up on the itinerary: admire all the interesting features of Ice Karting Levi, don't miss a visit to LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery, have some family-friendly fun at Kid's Land, and identify plant and animal life at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm.

To find ratings, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Levi tour planner .

You can drive from Akaslompolo to Levi in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can 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

Side Trip

Kittila
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Snow Village ©
Snow Village
Icekarting Levi ©
Icekarting Levi

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