14 days in Lapland Itinerary

14 days in Lapland Itinerary

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14 days in Lapland Itinerary

Start: Helsinki
Fly:  1​h
1
Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Levi
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Akaslompolo
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
4
Kilpisjarvi
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 45​min
5
Saariselka
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
6
Salla
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
7
Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h
End: Helsinki

3
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
You've now added Santa Claus Village to your itinerary. Discover out-of-the-way places like Syvasenvaara Fell and Lappi Areena. There's still lots to do: get lost in a book at Rovaniemi City Library, don't miss a visit to Lordi's Square, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Rovaniemi Church, and engage your brain at Pilke Science Centre.

To find maps, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi trip maker website .

Helsinki to Rovaniemi is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Helsinki in February: high temperatures in Rovaniemi hover around -6°C and lows are around -11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) so you can drive to Levi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks Nature Parks
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Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Rovaniemi City Library ©
Rovaniemi City Library
LAURI ©
LAURI

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Kid's Land and Levi Huskypark. Get out of town with these interesting Levi side-trips: The Sarestoniemi Museum (in Kittila) and Enontekio (Enontekio Church & Jyppyra lookout). Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Giewont Husky Adventures and experience rural life at Ounaskievari Reindeer Farm.

For where to stay, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Levi day trip website .

You can drive from Rovaniemi to Levi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In February, daytime highs in Levi are -5°C, while nighttime lows are -12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) so you can go by car to Akaslompolo.

Things to do in Levi

Theme Parks Historic Sites Fun & Games

Side Trips

Enontekio, Kongas, Kittila
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Enontekio Church ©
Enontekio Church
LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery ©
LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery
Jyppyra lookout ©
Jyppyra lookout

3
nights
Akaslompolo

Akaslompolo ©
Step off the beaten path and head to Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park and Torassieppi Reindeer Farm & Cottages. Explore Akaslompolo's surroundings by going to Muonio (Muonion Kotiseutumuseo & Keimioniemi Fishing Cabins) and Snow Village (in Kittila).

To see traveler tips, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Akaslompolo visit planner.

Traveling by car from Levi to Akaslompolo takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In February, daily temperatures in Akaslompolo can reach -5°C, while at night they dip to -12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) early enough to travel to Kilpisjarvi.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Outdoors Winter Sports Trails

Side Trips

Muonio, Snow Village
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Torassieppi Reindeer Farm & Cottages ©
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park ©
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park
Snow Village ©
Snow Village

1
night
Kilpisjarvi

Kilpisjarvi ©
Start off your visit on the 27th (Wed): take in the dramatic scenery at Tsahkal Falls and then make a trip to Saana.

For reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Kilpisjarvi online trip planner .

Traveling by car from Akaslompolo to Kilpisjarvi takes 3.5 hours. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Akaslompolo to Kilpisjarvi due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Akaslompolo in February, plan for a bit warmer nights in Kilpisjarvi, with lows around -7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Saariselka.

Things to do in Kilpisjarvi

Wildlife Trails Nature
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Saana ©
Saana

1
night
Saariselka

Saariselka ©
Start off your visit on the 28th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Gold Prospector Museum, enjoy some diversion at Action Park, then stop by Shamaan Design - Lappi Shop, then pause for some serene contemplation at Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel, and finally look for gifts at Hippupuoti Gift Shop. On your second day here, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Urho Kekkonen National Park and then look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas.

For maps, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Saariselka online vacation planner .

You can drive from Kilpisjarvi to Saariselka in 6 hours. Traveling from Kilpisjarvi to Saariselka, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Kilpisjarvi in February, expect Saariselka to be a bit cooler, temps between -6°C and -15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) so you can travel to Salla.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel, Gold Prospector Museum
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Urho Kekkonen National Park ©
Urho Kekkonen National Park
Gold Prospector Museum ©
Gold Prospector Museum
Hippupuoti Gift Shop ©
Hippupuoti Gift Shop

1
night
Salla

Salla
Salla is a municipality of Finland, located in Lapland. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Sat): contemplate the long history of Paikanselan Taistelualue and then examine the collection at Salla Museum of War & Reconstruction.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Salla tour itinerary planning app .

You can 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. On the 2nd (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Salla

Nightlife Museums Historic Sites
Find places to stay Mar 1 — 2:

1
night
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
On the 3rd (Sun), stop by Your Piece Of Finland, then make a trip to Lordi's Square, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Rovaniemi Church, and finally stroll through Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy.

To find reviews, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi trip itinerary planning app .

Getting from Salla to Rovaniemi by car takes about 2 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks Winter Sports Outdoors
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Rovaniemi Church ©
Rovaniemi Church
Your Piece Of Finland ©
Your Piece Of Finland
Lordi's Square ©
Lordi's Square

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