17 days in Lapland Itinerary

17 days in Lapland Itinerary

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17 days in Lapland Itinerary

Start: Helsinki
Fly:  4​h
1
Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Salla
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Saariselka
— 3 nights
+2
bus + Fly + bus:  3​h
4
Levi
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Akaslompolo
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
6
Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
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'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy and Photography Tours. There's still lots to do: experience the excitement of Feelapland, take in the dramatic scenery at Auttikongas, explore the fascinating underground world of Syvasenvaara Fell, and look for gifts at Your Piece Of Finland.

For reviews, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read Rovaniemi trip maker site .

Helsinki to Rovaniemi is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Helsinki in February, expect Rovaniemi to be a bit cooler, temps between -6°C and -11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) so you can travel to Salla.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Winter Sports
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Auttikongas ©
Auttikongas
Rovaniemi City Library ©
Rovaniemi City Library
Santa's House of Snowmobiles ©
Santa's House of Snowmobiles

1
night
Salla

Salla ©
Salla is a municipality of Finland, located in Lapland. Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Fri): hit the slopes at Salla Ski Resort, contemplate the long history of Paikanselan Taistelualue, and then learn about all things military at Salla Museum of War & Reconstruction.

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Getting from Rovaniemi to Salla by car takes about 2 hours. In February in Salla, expect temperatures between -6°C during the day and -13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Saariselka.

Things to do in Salla

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

3
nights
Saariselka

Saariselka ©
Discover out-of-the-way places like Urho Kekkonen National Park and Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church. Explore Saariselka's surroundings by going to Inari (Lake Inari, Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus, & more).

To find reviews, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Saariselka trip builder .

Getting from Salla to Saariselka by car takes about 3.5 hours. In February, daily temperatures in Saariselka can reach -6°C, while at night they dip to -15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) early enough to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Saariselka

#Outdoors, #Tours, #Shopping

Side Trips

Inari, Gold Prospector Museum
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Urho Kekkonen National Park ©
Urho Kekkonen National Park
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church
The Sami Cultural Centre Sajos ©
The Sami Cultural Centre Sajos

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Inghams Mini Husky Experience and Nature & Wildlife Tours. When in Levi, make a side trip to see Snow Village in Kittila, approximately 46 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: stop by Elan Ski Shop & Rental, make a trip to Giewont Husky Adventures, experience rural life at Ounaskievari Reindeer Farm, and explore and take pictures at Ice Karting Levi.

For more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Levi day trip tool .

Getting from Saariselka to Levi by combination of bus and flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In February, plan for daily highs up to -5°C, and evening lows to -12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) early enough to drive to Akaslompolo.

Things to do in Levi

#Outdoors, #Theme Parks, #Tours

Side Trips

Kittila, Kongas
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Elan Ski Shop & Rental ©
Elan Ski Shop & Rental
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Ice Karting Levi ©
Ice Karting Levi

3
nights
Akaslompolo

Akaslompolo ©
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park and Seven Fells Up. Take a break from Akaslompolo with a short trip to Keimiotunturi Fell in Muonio, about 46 minutes away.

To find ratings, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, go to the Akaslompolo trip maker app .

Getting from Levi to Akaslompolo by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: 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 3rd (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Winter Sports

Side Trips

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

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Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Mon): engage your brain at Pilke Science Centre, take an exotic tour of a safari tour, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Rovaniemi Church, then take in the views from Lumberjack's Candle Bridge, and finally make a trip to Lordi's Square. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy some diversion at Snowman World Igloo Hotel, then see Santa Claus Office, then examine the collection at Christmas House Santa, and finally take an in-depth tour of Rovaniemi Local History Museum.

To find ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Rovaniemi vacation maker site .

Traveling by car from Akaslompolo to Rovaniemi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. On the 6th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

#Museums, #Tours, #Fun & Games
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Pilke Science Centre ©
Pilke Science Centre
Christmas House Santa ©
Christmas House Santa
Lumberjack's Candle Bridge ©
Lumberjack's Candle Bridge

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