15 days in Lapland Itinerary

15 days in Lapland Itinerary

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15 days in Lapland Itinerary

Start: Sao Jose Do Rio Preto
Fly:  31​h
1
Akaslompolo
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Levi
— 2 nights
+2
bus + Fly + bus:  3​h
3
Saariselka
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
4
Suomu
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
5
Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
Fly:  31​h
End: Sao Jose Do Rio Preto

1
night
Akaslompolo

Start off your visit on the 14th (Thu): take an exotic tour of a safari tour and then hit the slopes at Yllas Ski Resort. On the 15th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: glide through natural beauty at Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park.

For where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Akaslompolo online driving holiday planner .

Sao Jose Do Rio Preto, Brazil to Akaslompolo is an approximately 31-hour flight. You'll lose 5 hours traveling from Sao Jose Do Rio Preto to Akaslompolo due to the time zone difference. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from Sao Jose Do Rio Preto in February: high temperatures in Akaslompolo hover around -5°C and lows are around -12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can go by car to Levi.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Outdoors Winter Sports Parks

Side Trips

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

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.
On the 16th (Sat), fly down the slopes at Levi Ski Resort. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Sun): stroll through Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm, then admire all the interesting features of Ice Karting Levi, then get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, and finally get your game on at Kid's Land.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, use the Levi attractions app .

Traveling by car from Akaslompolo to Levi takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. February in Levi sees daily highs of -5°C and lows of -12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Saariselka.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors Tours Parks
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Ice Karting Levi ©
Ice Karting Levi

3
nights
Saariselka

Saariselka ©
Visiting Urho Kekkonen National Park and Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort will get you outdoors. Get some historical perspective at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church and Saint Tryphon Pechenga Orthodox Church. Change things up with a short trip to Siida in Inari (about 1h 05 min away).

For more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Saariselka tour planning website .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Levi to Saariselka in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around -6°C in February, and nighttime lows around -15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) so you can travel to Suomu.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors Winter Sports Parks

Side Trips

Inari, Gold Prospector Museum
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Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort ©
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort
Urho Kekkonen National Park ©
Urho Kekkonen National Park
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church

2
nights
Suomu

Suomu ©
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Thu): stroll through Salla Ski Resort, brush up on your military savvy at Salla Museum of War & Reconstruction, and then take in the history at Joutsijarven Bunkkerit. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Riisitunturi National Park.

For photos, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Suomu trip planner .

You can drive from Saariselka to Suomu in 3.5 hours. February in Suomu sees daily highs of -5°C and lows of -13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Suomu

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Salla, Joutsijarven Bunkkerit, Riisitunturi National Park
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Salla Ski Resort ©
Salla Ski Resort
Riisitunturi National Park ©
Riisitunturi National Park

3
nights
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
German Soldier s Cemetery and Arktikum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Take a break from the city and head to Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy and Syvasenvaara Fell. There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Santa's House of Snowmobiles, get in on the family fun at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, snap pictures at Lumberjack's Candle Bridge, and look for gifts at Your Piece Of Finland.

To find photos, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi day trip website .

Drive from Suomu to Rovaniemi in 2 hours. In February in Rovaniemi, expect temperatures between -6°C during the day and -11°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Outdoors Parks Museums
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German Soldier s Cemetery ©
German Soldier s Cemetery
Santa's House of Snowmobiles ©
Santa's House of Snowmobiles

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