13 days in Lapland Itinerary

13 days in Lapland Itinerary

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13 days in Lapland Itinerary

Start: Bern
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  8​h 45​min
1
Akaslompolo
— 1 night
bus:  1​h 15​min
2
Levi
— 3 nights
3
Saariselka
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
4
Rovaniemi
— 4 nights
Fly + train:  8​h 45​min
End: Bern

1
night
Akaslompolo

Akaslompolo ©
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Mon): ski along the peaceful trails at Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park. On the 29th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: don't miss a visit to Snow Village and then fly down the slopes at Yllas Ski Resort.

To find traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read Akaslompolo trip itinerary planning website .

Bern, Switzerland to Akaslompolo is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Bern to Akaslompolo. Traveling from Bern in January, things will get cooler in Akaslompolo: highs are around -11°C and lows about -22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Levi.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports

Side Trips

Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park, Yllas Ski Resort, Snow Village
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Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park ©
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park
Yllas Ski Resort ©
Yllas Ski Resort
Snow Village ©
Snow Village

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.
Visiting Levi Ski Resort and Nature & Wildlife Tours will get you outdoors. There's still lots to do: admire all the interesting features of Ice Karting Levi, get your game on at Kid's Land, don't miss a visit to LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery, and look for gifts at Elan Ski Shop & Rental.

To find ratings, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Levi tour site .

You can drive from Akaslompolo to Levi in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In January in Levi, expect temperatures between -11°C during the day and -21°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Saariselka.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trip

Giewont Husky Adventures
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Elan Ski Shop & Rental ©
Elan Ski Shop & Rental
Icekarting Levi ©
Icekarting Levi

3
nights
Saariselka

Saariselka ©
Take a break from the city and head to Urho Kekkonen National Park and Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort.

For where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read our Saariselka tour planner .

Getting from Levi to Saariselka by combination of bus and flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. February in Saariselka sees daily highs of -6°C and lows of -15°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports

Side Trip

Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel
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Urho Kekkonen National Park ©
Urho Kekkonen National Park
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort ©
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort
Saariselka Bowling ©
Saariselka Bowling

4
nights
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Get outdoors at Safaris and Syvasenvaara Fell. There's much more to do: find something for the whole family at Santa Claus Village, fly down the slopes at Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy, get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, and make a trip to Lordi's Square.

To see maps, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi driving holiday planner .

Traveling by car from Saariselka to Rovaniemi takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can 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 8th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Outdoors Parks Theme Parks
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Safaris
Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy ©
Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village

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