15 days in Lapland Itinerary

15 days in Lapland Itinerary

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15 days in Lapland Itinerary

Start: Maastricht
Fly:  20​h
1
Akaslompolo
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Levi
— 3 nights
+2
bus + Fly + bus:  3​h
3
Saariselka
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
4
Salla
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Pyhatunturi
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
6
Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
Fly + train:  9​h 45​min
End: Maastricht

2
nights
Akaslompolo

Akaslompolo ©
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Seven Fells Up and Pakasaivo. Escape the urban bustle at Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park and Yllas Ski Resort.

For maps, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read Akaslompolo road trip website .

Maastricht, The Netherlands to Akaslompolo is an approximately 20-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time (CET) to Eastern European Time (EET) is 1 hour. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from Maastricht in March, with highs in Akaslompolo at 0°C and lows at -10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Levi.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Winter Sports

Side Trips

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

3
nights
Levi

Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
Get outdoors at Nature & Wildlife Tours and Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm. Step off the beaten path and head to Ounasjoki - River for activities and Inghams Mini Husky Experience. Go for a jaunt from Levi to Kittila to see The Sarestoniemi Museum about 54 minutes away. On the 4th (Thu), ski the day away in the pristine settings at Levi Ski Resort. There's still lots to do: relax in the rural setting at Ounaskievari Reindeer Farm and get engrossed in the history at Samiland.

To see where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Levi trip itinerary planning tool .

You can drive from Akaslompolo to Levi in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Levi are 3°C, while nighttime lows are -4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Saariselka.

Things to do in Levi

#Outdoors, #Tours, #Parks

Side Trips

Kittila, Ounaskievari Reindeer Farm
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort

2
nights
Saariselka

Saariselka ©
Start off your visit on the 6th (Sat): get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, see the interesting displays at Gold Prospector Museum, and then explore the striking landscape of Urho Kekkonen National Park. Keep things going the next day: gear up at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort.

For reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Saariselka online route planner .

Do a combination of bus and flight from Levi to Saariselka in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In April in Saariselka, expect temperatures between 3°C during the day and -6°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Salla.

Things to do in Saariselka

#Outdoors, #Winter Sports, #Parks

Side Trip

Gold Prospector Museum
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Gold Prospector Museum ©
Gold Prospector Museum
Urho Kekkonen National Park ©
Urho Kekkonen National Park
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort ©
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort

1
night
Salla

Salla ©
Salla is a municipality of Finland, located in Lapland. On the 8th (Mon), hit the slopes at Salla Ski Resort, then contemplate the long history of Paikanselan Taistelualue, and then brush up on your military savvy at Salla Museum of War & Reconstruction.

For photos, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Salla trip itinerary planner .

Getting from Saariselka to Salla by car takes about 4 hours. April in Salla sees daily highs of 3°C and lows of -7°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can travel to Pyhatunturi.

Things to do in Salla

#Outdoors, #Winter Sports, #Parks
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Salla Ski Resort ©
Salla Ski Resort

2
nights
Pyhatunturi

Pyhatunturi ©
On the 9th (Tue), tour the pleasant surroundings at Pyhatunturi and then identify plant and animal life at Kopara Reindeer Park. On your second day here, explore the striking landscape of Pyha-Luosto National Park.

For more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Pyhatunturi holiday builder app .

Traveling by car from Salla to Pyhatunturi takes 2 hours. In April, daytime highs in Pyhatunturi are 3°C, while nighttime lows are -5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Pyhatunturi

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Kopara Reindeer Park, Pyhatunturi
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Kopara Reindeer Park ©
Kopara Reindeer Park
Pyha-Luosto National Park ©
Pyha-Luosto National Park
Pyhatunturi ©
Pyhatunturi

3
nights
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Get in touch with nature at Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy and Safaris. Christmas House Santa and Korundi House of Culture will appeal to museum buffs. There's still lots to do: take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, see the interesting displays at Santa's House of Snowmobiles, see Santa Claus Office, and stroll the grounds of German Soldier s Cemetery.

To see traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi trip planner .

You can drive from Pyhatunturi to Rovaniemi in 2.5 hours. In April, daytime highs in Rovaniemi are 3°C, while nighttime lows are -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

#Museums, #Outdoors, #Winter Sports
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Safaris
Christmas House Santa ©
Christmas House Santa
Korundi House of Culture ©
Korundi House of Culture

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