13 days in Lapland Itinerary

13 days in Lapland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Lapland trip planner

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Fly to Kittila, Bus to Rovaniemi
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Rovaniemi
— 1 day
Drive
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Kemi
— 1 night
Drive
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Akaslompolo
— 2 nights
Drive
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Levi
— 2 nights
Drive
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Saariselka
— 2 nights
Drive
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Salla
— 1 night
Drive
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Luosto
— 2 nights
Drive to Rovaniemi Airport, Fly to Paris

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Rovaniemi

— 1 day

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

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.

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

Paris, France to Rovaniemi is an approximately 9.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also fly; 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 go by car to Kemi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks · Winter Sports · Outdoors · Nature
Find places to stay Feb 26 — 27:

Kemi

— 1 night
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 Icebreaker Sampo, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Tornio Church.

To find ratings, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Kemi trip planner.

Traveling by car from Rovaniemi to Kemi takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. 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

Find places to stay Feb 26 — 27:

Akaslompolo

— 2 nights
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 ratings, traveler tips, 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 drive to Levi.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Winter Sports

Side Trips

Find places to stay Feb 27 — Mar 1:

Levi

— 2 nights
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 where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Levi online route maker.

Traveling by car from Akaslompolo to Levi takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. 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 drive to Saariselka.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors · Shopping · Parks · Fun & Games

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 1 — 3:

Saariselka

— 2 nights
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 find other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Saariselka itinerary builder tool.

You can drive from Levi to Saariselka in 3.5 hours. Another option is to 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 · Winter Sports · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trip

Find places to stay Mar 3 — 5:

Salla

— 1 night
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.

For other places to visit, photos, ratings, 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 · Winter Sports · Outdoors · Museums
Find places to stay Mar 5 — 6:

Luosto

— 2 nights
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 traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, 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 · Winter Sports · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trip

Find places to stay Mar 6 — 8:

Lapland travel guide

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Landmarks · Safaris · Nightlife
The wild expanses of Lapland promise spectacular scenery, adventure, and rich cultural experiences. As the country's northernmost region, it sits well above the Arctic Circle. Despite also being the largest region, in Lapland just 3.4 percent of the Finnish population calls this great stretch of land home, leaving plenty of room for pristine lakes, dense forest, and seven unspoiled national parks. An abundance of well-marked trails await hikers of all levels, while more remote and rugged adventures beckon experienced explorers. Music is of particular importance in these parts, so try to catch a concert or dance performance during your stay.