13 days in Lapland Itinerary

13 days in Lapland Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Paris
Fly:  8 h 45 min
1
Rovaniemi
— 1 day
Train:  1 h 15 min
2
Kemi
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 15 min
3
Akaslompolo
— 2 nights
Bus:  1 h 15 min
4
Levi
— 2 nights
Fly + Bus:  3 h
5
Saariselka
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
6
Salla
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 45 min
7
Luosto
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  12 h
End: Paris

1
day
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 26th (Tue), Head underground at Syvasenvaara Fell, then fly down the slopes at Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy, and then look for gifts at Your Piece Of Finland.

For photos, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Rovaniemi tour website.

Paris, France to Rovaniemi is an approximately 8.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Paris in February, things will get cooler in Rovaniemi: highs are around -6°C and lows about -11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) so you can catch the train to Kemi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports
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Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy ©
Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy
Your Piece Of Finland ©
Your Piece Of Finland

1
night
Kemi

Kemi ©
Kemi is a town and municipality of Finland. Start off your visit on the 27th (Wed): explore the world behind art at Kemin Jalokivigalleria (Kemi Gemstone Gallery), admire the striking features of Kemi Church, then stop by Sampo Icebreaker, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Tornio Church.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Kemi trip planner.

Traveling by train from Rovaniemi to Kemi takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. Expect a daytime high around -4°C in February, and nighttime lows around -11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Akaslompolo.

Things to do in Kemi

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Tornio Church
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Kemin Jalokivigalleria (Kemi Gemstone Gallery) ©
Kemi Church ©
Kemi Church
Sampo Icebreaker ©
Sampo Icebreaker

2
nights
Akaslompolo

Akaslompolo ©
Start off your visit on the 28th (Thu): take an exotic tour of a safari tour and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Yllas Ski Resort. On the 1st (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the striking landscape of Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park.

To find more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Akaslompolo vacation planner.

You can drive from Kemi to Akaslompolo in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In February in Akaslompolo, expect temperatures between -5°C during the day and -12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) early enough to take a bus to Levi.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

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

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Sat): join the crowd at Icekarting Levi, then look for all kinds of wild species at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm, and then make a trip to Giewont Husky Adventures. On your second day here, take in the exciting artwork at LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery, experience rural life at Ounaskievari Reindeer Farm, then get all the equipment you need at Elan Ski Shop & Rental, and finally fly down the slopes at Kids' Land.

To find ratings, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read Levi online route maker.

Traveling by bus from Akaslompolo to Levi takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. In March, daily temperatures in Levi can reach 0°C, while at night they dip to -10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Saariselka.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors Shopping Parks

Side Trips

Ounaskievari Reindeer Farm, Giewont Husky Adventures
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Elan Ski Shop & Rental ©
Elan Ski Shop & Rental
Giewont Husky Adventures ©
Giewont Husky Adventures
LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery ©
LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery

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 4th (Mon): get all the equipment you need at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort. On the 5th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at Gold Prospector Museum, hike along Urho Kekkonen National Park, and then look for gifts at Hippupuoti Gift Shop.

To see traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Saariselka itinerary builder tool.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Levi to Saariselka in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In March, daily temperatures in Saariselka can reach -1°C, while at night they dip to -12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Salla.

Things to do in Saariselka

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trip

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

1
night
Salla

Salla ©
Salla is a municipality of Finland, located in Lapland. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Wed): hit the slopes at Salla Ski Resort, get engrossed in the history at Salla Museum of War & Reconstruction, and then contemplate the long history of Paikanselan Taistelualue.

To find maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Salla online route planner.

Getting from Saariselka to Salla by car takes about 4 hours. Expect a daytime high around -1°C in March, and nighttime lows around -13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Luosto.

Things to do in Salla

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports
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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
Luosto

Luosto ©
Nestled among vast forests and fells, Luosto represents a small idyllic resort village set on the edge of Pyha-Luosto National Park.
On the 7th (Thu), tour the pleasant surroundings at Pyhatunturi. Here are some ideas for day two: discover the riches below the earth's surface at Amethyst Mine Lapland and then identify plant and animal life at Kopara Reindeer Park.

To find photos, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Luosto trip itinerary maker app.

You can drive from Salla to Luosto in 2 hours. In March, plan for daily highs up to -1°C, and evening lows to -13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Luosto

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trip

Pyhatunturi
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Pyhatunturi ©
Pyhatunturi
Kopara Reindeer Park ©
Kopara Reindeer Park
Amethyst Mine Lapland ©
Amethyst Mine Lapland

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