14 days in Lapland Itinerary

14 days in Lapland Itinerary

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14 days in Lapland Itinerary

Start: Newark
Fly:  16​h 45​min
1
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Salla
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Saariselka
— 3 nights
4
Levi
— 3 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
5
Akaslompolo
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  20​h 15​min
End: Newark

2
nights
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Rovaniemi is known for theme parks, museums, fun & games, nightlife, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get in on the family fun at Santa Claus Village, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Rovaniemi Church, examine the collection at Christmas House Santa, and make a trip to Lordi's Square.

For photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi trip planner .

Newark, USA to Rovaniemi is an approximately 17-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Eastern European Time is 7 hours. When traveling from Newark in January, plan for much colder days in Rovaniemi, with highs around 16°F, while nights are a bit cooler with lows around 6°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to travel to Salla.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums Theme Parks Wildlife
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Safaris
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village

1
night
Salla

Salla ©
Salla is a municipality of Finland, located in Lapland. On the 24th (Thu), fly down the slopes at Salla Ski Resort, get a taste of local nightlife at Salla Museum of War & Reconstruction, and then steep yourself in history at Paikanselan Taistelualue.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, use the Salla online road trip planner .

Drive from Rovaniemi to Salla in 2 hours. January in Salla sees daily highs of 15°F and lows of 2°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) early enough to travel to Saariselka.

Things to do in Salla

Parks Winter Sports Outdoors
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Salla Ski Resort ©
Salla Ski Resort

3
nights
Saariselka

Saariselka ©
Explore Saariselka's surroundings by going to Inari (Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church & Siida). On the 26th (Sat), spend an exhilarating day on the slopes at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort.

For ratings, reviews, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Saariselka trip tool .

You can drive from Salla to Saariselka in 3.5 hours. In January, daytime highs in Saariselka are 15°F, while nighttime lows are 1°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) early enough to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Parks Winter Sports Outdoors

Side Trip

Inari
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Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort ©
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort
Urho Kekkonen National Park ©
Urho Kekkonen National Park

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.
Go for a jaunt from Levi to Kittila to see The Sarestoniemi Museum about 54 minutes away. On the 28th (Mon), ski the day away in the pristine settings at Levi Ski Resort. And it doesn't end there: admire all the interesting features of Ice Karting Levi, look for gifts at Elan Ski Shop & Rental, experience rural life at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm, and deepen your understanding at Kid's Land.

To find other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, use the Levi journey builder app .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Saariselka to Levi takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Levi can reach 15°F, while at night they dip to -1°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) early enough to drive to Akaslompolo.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports

Side Trip

Kittila
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Icekarting Levi ©
Icekarting Levi
LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery ©
LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery

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Akaslompolo

Akaslompolo ©
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Thu): look for gifts at Akaslompolo Sportshop, then hit the slopes at Yllas Ski Resort, and then make a trip to Snow Village. On the 1st (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get outside with Scandinavian Adventures and then see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour.

For ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Akaslompolo trip itinerary maker site .

You can drive from Levi to Akaslompolo in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. January in Akaslompolo sees daily highs of 14°F and lows of -2°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports

Side Trips

Snow Village, Yllas Ski Resort
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Snow Village ©
Snow Village
Safaris
Yllas Ski Resort ©
Yllas Ski Resort

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