17 days in Lapland Itinerary

17 days in Lapland Itinerary

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17 days in Lapland Itinerary

Start: Bangkok
Fly + Drive:  18​h 45​min
1
Akaslompolo
— 1 night
bus:  1​h 15​min
2
Levi
— 3 nights
3
Saariselka
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
4
Salla
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Pyhatunturi
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
6
Rovaniemi
— 4 nights
Fly:  17​h
End: Bangkok

1
night
Akaslompolo

Akaslompolo ©
On the 15th (Wed), glide through natural beauty at Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park. On the next day, don't miss a visit to Snow Village, then look for gifts at Akaslompolo Sportshop, and then stroll through Yllas Ski Resort.

To find photos, ratings, and tourist information, use the Akaslompolo online tour itinerary planner .

Bangkok, Thailand to Akaslompolo is an approximately 19-hour flight. Traveling from Bangkok to Akaslompolo, you'll gain 5 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from Bangkok in January: high temperatures in Akaslompolo hover around -11°C and lows are around -22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Levi.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Parks Winter Sports Outdoors

Side Trips

Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park, Yllas Ski Resort, Snow Village
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Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park ©
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park
Yllas Ski Resort ©
Yllas Ski Resort
Snow Village ©
Snow Village

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.
Get outdoors at Levi Ski Resort and Nature & Wildlife Tours. And it doesn't end there: explore and take pictures at Ice Karting Levi, don't miss a visit to Giewont Husky Adventures, look for gifts at Elan Ski Shop & Rental, and wander the streets of Ounasjoki - River for activities.

To find maps, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Levi road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Akaslompolo to Levi takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In January in Levi, expect temperatures between -11°C during the day and -21°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to travel to Saariselka.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors Parks Adventure

Side Trip

Giewont Husky Adventures
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Elan Ski Shop & Rental ©
Elan Ski Shop & Rental
LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery ©
LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery

2
nights
Saariselka

Saariselka ©
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Mon): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel, hit the slopes at Urho Kekkonen National Park, then examine the collection at Gold Prospector Museum, and finally enjoy some diversion at Action Park. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll through Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Saariselka trip planner.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Levi to Saariselka takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. January in Saariselka sees daily highs of -11°C and lows of -20°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to travel to Salla.

Things to do in Saariselka

Parks Winter Sports Outdoors

Side Trips

Gold Prospector Museum, Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel
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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

2
nights
Salla

Salla ©
Salla is a municipality of Finland, located in Lapland. On the 22nd (Wed), fly down the slopes at Salla Ski Resort, then join in the after-dark buzz at Salla Museum of War & Reconstruction, and then steep yourself in history at Paikanselan Taistelualue. Here are some ideas for day two: ski along the peaceful trails at Ski Resort Suomutunturi.

To find traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read Salla online holiday planner .

Drive from Saariselka to Salla in 3.5 hours. In January in Salla, expect temperatures between -11°C during the day and -19°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) to allow time to travel to Pyhatunturi.

Things to do in Salla

Parks Winter Sports Outdoors

Side Trip

Ski Resort Suomutunturi
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Salla Ski Resort ©
Salla Ski Resort

2
nights
Pyhatunturi

Pyhatunturi ©
On the 24th (Fri), explore the striking landscape of Pyha-Luosto National Park. Keep things going the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Kopara Reindeer Park, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Sodankyla, and then admire all the interesting features of Amethyst Mine Lapland.

For where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Pyhatunturi trip itinerary planner .

Getting from Salla to Pyhatunturi by car takes about 2 hours. In January, plan for daily highs up to -13°C, and evening lows to -22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Pyhatunturi

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Luosto, Church of Sodankyla
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Kopara Reindeer Park ©
Kopara Reindeer Park
Church of Sodankyla ©
Church of Sodankyla
Amethyst Mine Lapland ©
Amethyst Mine Lapland

4
nights
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Get a sense of the local culture at Arktikum and Rovaniemi Church. Take a break from the city and head to Safaris and Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy. Next up on the itinerary: get in on the family fun at Santa Claus Village, stroll the grounds of German Soldier s Cemetery, see Santa Claus Office, and see the interesting displays at Christmas House Santa.

For reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Rovaniemi online travel route planner .

Traveling by car from Pyhatunturi to Rovaniemi takes 2 hours. Traveling from Pyhatunturi in January, Rovaniemi is somewhat warmer at night with lows of -17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums Outdoors Parks
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Safaris
Arktikum ©
Arktikum
Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy ©
Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy

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