13 days in Lapland Itinerary

13 days in Lapland Itinerary

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13 days in Lapland Itinerary

Start: Wellington
Fly + Drive:  37​h
1
Akaslompolo
— 1 night
bus:  1​h 15​min
2
Levi
— 3 nights
3
Saariselka
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
4
Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
Fly:  35​h
End: Wellington

1
night
Akaslompolo

Kick off your visit on the 27th (Sun): take an exotic tour of a safari tour and then fly down the slopes at Yllas Ski Resort. On your second day here, look for gifts at Akaslompolo Sportshop, then get outside with Scandinavian Adventures, then steep yourself in history at Keimioniemi Fishing Cabins, and finally see the interesting displays at Muonion Kotiseutumuseo.

To find reviews, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Akaslompolo online vacation planner .

Wellington, New Zealand to Akaslompolo is an approximately 37-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from New Zealand Standard Time (NZST) to Eastern European Time (EET) is minus 10 hours. In January, Akaslompolo is colder than Wellington - with highs of -11°C and lows of -22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) early enough to drive to Levi.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports

Side Trips

Keimioniemi Fishing Cabins, Yllas Ski Resort
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Safaris
Yllas Ski Resort ©
Yllas Ski Resort
Scandinavian Adventures ©
Scandinavian Adventures

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.
Kids will enjoy Kid's Land and Nature & Wildlife Tours. When in Levi, make a side trip to see Snow Village in Kittila, approximately 46 minutes away. On the 29th (Tue), ski the day away in the pristine settings at Levi Ski Resort. There's still lots to do: explore and take pictures at Ice Karting Levi, take an in-depth tour of Samiland, don't miss a visit to LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery, and relax in the rural setting at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm.

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Traveling by car from Akaslompolo to Levi takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Levi can reach -11°C, while at night they dip to -21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Thu) so you can travel to Saariselka.

Things to do in Levi

Parks Tours Outdoors

Side Trip

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

2
nights
Saariselka

Saariselka ©
Start off your visit on the 1st (Fri): get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Urho Kekkonen National Park, and then enjoy some friendly competition at Saariselka Bowling. Keep things going the next day: hit the slopes at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort.

For other places to visit, ratings, maps, and tourist information, go to the Saariselka trip itinerary planning tool .

Getting from Levi to Saariselka by combination of bus and flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to -11°C, and evening lows to -20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) to allow time to drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports
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Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort ©
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort
Urho Kekkonen National Park ©
Urho Kekkonen National Park
Saariselka Bowling ©
Saariselka Bowling

3
nights
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Attractions like SantaPark and Safaris make great kid-friendly stops. Next up on the itinerary: find something for the whole family at Santa Claus Village, engage your brain at Pilke Science Centre, snap pictures at Lumberjack's Candle Bridge, and make a trip to Marttiinin Wanha Tehdas.

To find where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi trip planner .

You can drive from Saariselka to Rovaniemi in 3.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In February, plan for daily highs up to -6°C, and evening lows to -11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports
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Pilke Science Centre ©
Pilke Science Centre

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