13 days in Lapland Itinerary

13 days in Lapland Itinerary

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13 days in Lapland Itinerary

Start: Port Elizabeth
Fly:  29​h
1
Akaslompolo
— 1 night
bus:  1​h 15​min
2
Levi
— 3 nights
3
Saariselka
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Luosto
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
Fly:  28​h
End: Port Elizabeth

1
night
Akaslompolo

Kick off your visit on the 7th (Mon): stop by Akaslompolo Sportshop, then contemplate the long history of Keimioniemi Fishing Cabins, and then examine the collection at Muonion Kotiseutumuseo. On the next day, take an exotic tour of a safari tour and then hit the slopes at Yllas Ski Resort.

To see reviews, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Akaslompolo online travel route planner .

Port Elizabeth, South Africa to Akaslompolo is an approximately 29-hour flight. Traveling from Port Elizabeth in January, things will get much colder in Akaslompolo: highs are around -11°C and lows about -22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Levi.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports

Side Trips

Yllas Ski Resort, Keimioniemi Fishing Cabins
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Safaris
Yllas Ski Resort ©
Yllas Ski Resort
Akaslompolo Sportshop ©
Akaslompolo Sportshop

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Nature & Wildlife Tours and Kid's Land. Change things up with a short trip to Snow Village in Kittila (about 46 minutes away). On the 9th (Wed), ski the day away in the pristine settings at Levi Ski Resort. The adventure continues: make a trip to Giewont Husky Adventures, relax in the rural setting at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm, and explore and take pictures at Ice Karting Levi.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Levi day trip tool .

Drive from Akaslompolo to Levi in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. January in Levi sees daily highs of -11°C and lows of -21°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough to travel to Saariselka.

Things to do in Levi

Tours Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Kittila
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Icekarting Levi ©
Icekarting Levi

2
nights
Saariselka

Saariselka ©
Start off your visit on the 12th (Sat): pause for some serene contemplation at Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel, hike along Urho Kekkonen National Park, then examine the collection at Gold Prospector Museum, and finally enjoy some diversion at Action Park. On the next day, fly down the slopes at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort.

For maps, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Saariselka road trip site .

Do a combination of bus and flight from Levi to Saariselka in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can 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 13th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Luosto.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports

Side Trips

Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel, Gold Prospector Museum
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Urho Kekkonen National Park ©
Urho Kekkonen National Park
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort ©
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort
Gold Prospector Museum ©
Gold Prospector Museum

1
night
Luosto

Luosto ©
Start off your visit on the 14th (Mon): identify plant and animal life at Kopara Reindeer Park and then explore and take pictures at Amethyst Mine Lapland.

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You can drive from Saariselka to Luosto in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Expect a daytime high around -13°C in January, and nighttime lows around -22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) so you can drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Luosto

Wildlife Parks
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Kopara Reindeer Park ©
Kopara Reindeer Park
Amethyst Mine Lapland ©
Amethyst Mine Lapland

3
nights
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy and Marttiinin Wanha Tehdas. There's much more to do: identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, snap pictures at Lumberjack's Candle Bridge, see the interesting displays at Christmas House Santa, and take an in-depth tour of Arktikum.

To find traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi trip maker site .

Traveling by car from Luosto to Rovaniemi takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Luosto in January, plan for a bit warmer nights in Rovaniemi, with lows around -17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Outdoors Museums Theme Parks
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Safaris
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Arktikum ©
Arktikum

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