18 days in Lapland Itinerary

18 days in Lapland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Lapland sightseeing planner

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Fly to Kuusamo Airport, Drive to Salla
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Salla
— 1 day
Drive
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Luosto
— 2 nights
Drive
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Saariselka
— 3 nights
Fly
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Levi
— 3 nights
Drive
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Akaslompolo
— 3 nights
Drive
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Rovaniemi
— 5 nights
Fly

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Salla

— 1 day
Salla is a municipality of Finland, located in Lapland. On the 13th (Thu), stroll through Salla Ski Resort, get engrossed in the history at Salla Museum of War & Reconstruction, and then steep yourself in history at Paikanselan Taistelualue.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Salla journey planning app.

Toronto, Canada to Salla is an approximately 23-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Toronto to Salla is 7 hours. Traveling from Toronto in February, things will get slightly colder in Salla: highs are around -6°C and lows about -13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Luosto.

Things to do in Salla

Winter Sports · Parks · Outdoors · Museums
Find places to stay Feb 13 — 14:

Luosto

— 2 nights
Nestled among vast forests and fells, Luosto represents a small idyllic resort village set on the edge of Pyha-Luosto National Park.
On the 14th (Fri), look for all kinds of wild species at Kopara Reindeer Park and then discover the riches below the earth's surface at Amethyst Mine Lapland. Here are some ideas for day two: hit the slopes at Pyhatunturi, then take in the exciting artwork at Museum - Gallery Alariesto, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Sodankyla.

For ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Luosto sightseeing planner.

Drive from Salla to Luosto in 2 hours. In February, daytime highs in Luosto are -5°C, while nighttime lows are -13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Saariselka.

Things to do in Luosto

Parks · Winter Sports · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

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Saariselka

— 3 nights
Outdoor pursuits--ranging from cross-country skiing and snowmobiling to reindeer safaris and chasing Northern Lights--draw the largest number of tourists to Saariselka.
Escape the urban bustle at Urho Kekkonen National Park and Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church and Saint Tryphon Pechenga Orthodox Church. Get out of town with these interesting Saariselka side-trips: Inari (Inari Reindeer Farm & Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center). It doesn't end there: examine the collection at Gold Prospector Museum and stop by Hippupuoti Gift Shop.

For where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Saariselka trip planner.

Getting from Luosto to Saariselka by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In February, daily temperatures in Saariselka can reach -6°C, while at night they dip to -15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Winter Sports · Parks · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Feb 15 — 18:

Levi

— 3 nights
Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
Explore hidden gems such as Enontekio Church and Jyppyra lookout. Step out of the city life by going to Levi Ski Resort and Kids' Land. It doesn't end there: take in the exciting artwork at LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery and stop by Elan Ski Shop & Rental.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read our Levi day trip planner.

You can fly from Saariselka to Levi in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In February, daytime highs in Levi are -5°C, while nighttime lows are -12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to go by car to Akaslompolo.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors · Winter Sports · Parks · Trails

Side Trip

Find places to stay Feb 18 — 21:

Akaslompolo

— 3 nights
Escape the urban bustle at Safaris and Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park. Step out of Akaslompolo to go to Kittila and see Lapland Hotels SnowVillage, which is approximately 32 minutes away.

To see reviews, photos, and tourist information, use the Akaslompolo tour itinerary maker tool.

You can drive from Levi to Akaslompolo in an hour. Another option is to take a bus. In February in Akaslompolo, expect temperatures between -5°C during the day and -12°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Outdoors · Parks · Nature · Winter Sports

Side Trips

Find places to stay Feb 21 — 24:

Rovaniemi

— 5 nights

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy and German Soldier s Cemetery. Step out of the city life by going to Safaris and Syvasenvaara Fell. Get out of town with these interesting Rovaniemi side-trips: Kemi (Kemi Church & Icebreaker Sampo) and The Provincial Museum Of Tornio Valley (in Tornio). And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at Santa's House of Snowmobiles, see Santa Claus Office, make a trip to Santa Claus Village, and take an in-depth tour of Rovaniemi Local History Museum.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Rovaniemi online attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Akaslompolo to Rovaniemi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In February, daytime highs in Rovaniemi are -6°C, while nighttime lows are -11°C. On the 29th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Outdoors · Museums · Parks · Winter Sports

Side Trips

Find places to stay Feb 24 — 29:

Lapland travel guide

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Landmarks · Safaris · Nightlife
The wild expanses of Lapland promise spectacular scenery, adventure, and rich cultural experiences. As the country's northernmost region, it sits well above the Arctic Circle. Despite also being the largest region, in Lapland just 3.4 percent of the Finnish population calls this great stretch of land home, leaving plenty of room for pristine lakes, dense forest, and seven unspoiled national parks. An abundance of well-marked trails await hikers of all levels, while more remote and rugged adventures beckon experienced explorers. Music is of particular importance in these parts, so try to catch a concert or dance performance during your stay.