13 days in Lapland Itinerary

13 days in Lapland Itinerary

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13 days in Lapland Itinerary

Start: Nagoya
Fly:  23​h 15​min
1
Salla
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 15​min
3
Kemi
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
4
Akaslompolo
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Levi
— 2 nights
+2
bus + Fly + bus:  3​h
6
Saariselka
— 2 nights
Fly:  22​h 15​min
End: Nagoya

1
day
Salla

Salla ©
Salla is a municipality of Finland, located in Lapland. Kick off your visit on the 24th (Mon): tour the pleasant surroundings at Salla Ski Resort, then rejuvenate with a delicious beverage at Salla Museum of War & Reconstruction, and then steep yourself in history at Paikanselan Taistelualue.

To see maps, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read Salla trip planner .

Nagoya, Japan to Salla is an approximately 23.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 7 hours traveling from Nagoya to Salla. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from Nagoya in December, with highs in Salla at -7°C and lows at -16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Salla

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports
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Salla Ski Resort ©
Salla Ski Resort

3
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Visiting Feelapland and Auttikongas will get you outdoors. Step off the beaten path and head to Syvasenvaara Fell and Rovaniemi City Library. Next up on the itinerary: take in the views from Lumberjack's Candle Bridge, stroll the grounds of German Soldier s Cemetery, stop by LAURI, and explore and take pictures at Lappi Areena.

To find photos, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Rovaniemi online journey maker .

You can drive from Salla to Rovaniemi in 2 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Rovaniemi can reach -6°C, while at night they dip to -13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can catch the train to Kemi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks Tours Zoos & Aquariums
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Auttikongas ©
Auttikongas
Lumberjack's Candle Bridge ©
Lumberjack's Candle Bridge
Rovaniemi City Library ©
Rovaniemi City Library

1
night
Kemi

Kemi ©
Kemi is a town and municipality of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 28th (Fri): pause for some serene contemplation at Tornio Church, explore the world behind art at Kemin Jalokivigalleria (Kemi Gemstone Gallery), and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kemi Church.

For photos, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Kemi online journey planner .

You can take a train from Rovaniemi to Kemi in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or drive. In December, daily temperatures in Kemi can reach -3°C, while at night they dip to -11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) 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

Akaslompolo ©
Start off your visit on the 29th (Sat): look for gifts at Akaslompolo Sportshop, hit the slopes at Yllas Ski Resort, and then steep yourself in history at Keimioniemi Fishing Cabins. On the next day, glide through natural beauty at Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park.

To find ratings, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Akaslompolo trip builder .

You can drive from Kemi to Akaslompolo in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Kemi in December, Akaslompolo is a bit cooler at night with lows of -15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Levi.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trips

Muonio, Yllas Ski Resort
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Yllas Ski Resort ©
Yllas Ski Resort
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park ©
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park
Akaslompolo Sportshop ©
Akaslompolo Sportshop

2
nights
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 31st (Mon): make a trip to Giewont Husky Adventures, make a trip to Snow Village, stroll through Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm, then admire all the interesting features of Ice Karting Levi, and finally get your game on at G2 Ice Karting Levi. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, make a trip to LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery, and then get your game on at Kid's Land.

To see photos, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Levi online trip maker .

Traveling by car from Akaslompolo to Levi takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around -6°C in December, and nighttime lows around -15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Saariselka.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trip

Kittila
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Safaris
LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery ©
LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery
Ice Karting Levi ©
Ice Karting Levi

2
nights
Saariselka

Saariselka ©
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): tour the pleasant surroundings at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort. On your second day here, explore the striking landscape of Urho Kekkonen National Park, then see the interesting displays at Gold Prospector Museum, and then have fun at Action Park.

For ratings, photos, reviews, and tourist information, use the Saariselka journey planner .

Getting from Levi to Saariselka by combination of bus and flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Saariselka can reach -11°C, while at night they dip to -20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) so you can travel back home.

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

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