13 days in Lapland Itinerary

13 days in Lapland Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Akaslompolo
— 1 night
2
Levi
— 3 nights
3
Saariselka
— 2 nights
4
Rovaniemi
— 3 nights

1
night
Akaslompolo

Kick off your visit on the 27th (Sun): see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour and then fly down the slopes at Yllas Ski Resort. Here are some ideas for day two: stop by Akaslompolo Sportshop and then contemplate the long history of Keimioniemi Fishing Cabins.

To find ratings, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Akaslompolo day trip website.

Wellington, New Zealand to Akaslompolo is an approximately 33-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference moving from New Zealand Standard Time (NZST) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET) is minus 10 hours. Traveling from Wellington in January, things will get much colder in Akaslompolo: highs are around °C and lows about °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) so you can drive to Levi.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Outdoors Winter Sports Parks

Side Trips

Keimioniemi Fishing Cabins, Yllas Ski Resort
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Safaris
Yllas Ski Resort ©
Yllas Ski Resort
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.
Attractions like Icekarting Levi and LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery make great kid-friendly stops. Step out of Levi to go to Kittila and see Lapland Hotels SnowVillage, which is approximately 46 minutes away. Spend the 29th (Tue) on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort. There's still lots to do: have some family-friendly fun at Kids' Land, take an in-depth tour of Samiland, and identify plant and animal life at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm.

To see more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Levi itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Akaslompolo to Levi takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Levi can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Saariselka.

Things to do in Levi

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trip

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

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.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Fri): get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, thenfly down the slopes at Urho Kekkonen National Park, and then join in the after-dark buzz at Saariselka Bowling. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll through Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort.

For where to stay, photos, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Saariselka sightseeing planning site.

You can fly from Levi to Saariselka in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) to allow time to drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors Winter Sports Parks
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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 - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus and Santa Claus Office make great kid-friendly stops. And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village, pause for some serene contemplation at Rovaniemi Church, see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, and get curious at Pilke Science Centre.

To find ratings, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read Rovaniemi tour planner.

Getting from Saariselka to Rovaniemi by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In February in Rovaniemi, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Outdoors Winter Sports Theme Parks
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Safaris
SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus ©
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village

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