13 days in Lapland Itinerary

13 days in Lapland Itinerary

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13 days in Lapland Itinerary

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
5
Saariselka
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
6
Salla
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
7
Luosto
— 2 nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Tue): Head underground at Syvasenvaara Fell, then hit the slopes at Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy, then take in the views from Lumberjack's Candle Bridge, and finally stop by Your Piece Of Finland.

To see where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi travel itinerary planner .

Paris, France to Rovaniemi is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. The time zone changes from Central European Time to Eastern European Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from Paris in February, with highs in Rovaniemi at -6°C and lows at -11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) so you can take a train to Kemi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks Winter Sports Outdoors
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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), take in the spiritual surroundings of Kemi Church, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Tornio Church.

To find traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read Kemi itinerary planner .

Take a train from Rovaniemi to Kemi in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. February in Kemi sees daily highs of -4°C and lows of -11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Akaslompolo.

Things to do in Kemi

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Tornio Church
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Sampo Icebreaker ©
Sampo Icebreaker
Kemi Church ©
Kemi Church

2
nights
Akaslompolo

Kick off your visit on the 28th (Thu): 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: glide through natural beauty at Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Akaslompolo travel route tool .

Traveling by car from Kemi to Akaslompolo takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In February, daily temperatures in Akaslompolo can reach -5°C, while at night they dip to -12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) so you can go by car to Levi.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Outdoors Winter Sports Parks

Side Trips

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

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.
On the 2nd (Sat), take an exotic tour of a safari tour, then admire all the interesting features of Ice Karting Levi, then relax in the rural setting at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm, and finally make a trip to Giewont Husky Adventures. Here are some ideas for day two: make a trip to LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery, relax in the rural setting at Ounaskievari Reindeer Farm, then get a taste of the local shopping with Elan Ski Shop & Rental, and finally have some family-friendly fun at Kid's Land.

To find where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Levi trip itinerary builder .

You can drive from Akaslompolo to Levi in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In March, daily temperatures in Levi can reach 0°C, while at night they dip to -10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) early enough to travel to Saariselka.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

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

2
nights
Saariselka

Saariselka ©
On the 4th (Mon), tour the pleasant surroundings at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Tue): see the interesting displays at Gold Prospector Museum, then explore the striking landscape of Urho Kekkonen National Park, then look for gifts at Hippupuoti Gift Shop, and finally enjoy some diversion at Action Park.

For reviews, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Saariselka sightseeing planning app .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Levi to Saariselka in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In March, daytime highs in Saariselka are -1°C, while nighttime lows are -12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) so you can travel to Salla.

Things to do in Saariselka

Winter Sports Outdoors Parks

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

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night
Salla

Salla ©
Salla is a municipality of Finland, located in Lapland. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Wed): fly down the slopes at Salla Ski Resort, then learn about all things military at Salla Museum of War & Reconstruction, and then steep yourself in history at Paikanselan Taistelualue.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Salla day trip planner.

Drive from Saariselka to Salla in 3.5 hours. In March, plan for daily highs up to -1°C, and evening lows to -13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to travel to Luosto.

Things to do in Salla

Winter Sports Outdoors Parks
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Salla Ski Resort ©
Salla Ski Resort

2
nights
Luosto

Luosto ©
On the 7th (Thu), fly down the slopes at Pyhatunturi and then take an exotic tour of a safari tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Fri): admire all the interesting features of Amethyst Mine Lapland and then identify plant and animal life at Kopara Reindeer Park.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, go to the Luosto journey planner.

Getting from Salla to Luosto by car takes about 2 hours. In March, plan for daily highs up to -1°C, and evening lows to -13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Luosto

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Pyhatunturi, Safaris
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Pyhatunturi ©
Pyhatunturi
Kopara Reindeer Park ©
Kopara Reindeer Park
Safaris

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