18 days in Lapland Itinerary

18 days in Lapland Itinerary

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18 days in Lapland Itinerary

Start: Toronto
Fly + Drive:  18​h
1
Salla
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Luosto
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Saariselka
— 3 nights
4
Levi
— 3 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
5
Akaslompolo
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
6
Rovaniemi
— 5 nights
Fly:  16​h 45​min
End: Toronto

1
day
Salla

Salla ©
Salla is a municipality of Finland, located in Lapland. On the 13th (Thu), hit the slopes at Salla Ski Resort, then rejuvenate with a delicious beverage at Salla Museum of War & Reconstruction, and then contemplate the long history of Paikanselan Taistelualue.

To see photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Salla travel route builder tool .

Toronto, Canada to Salla is an approximately 18-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Eastern European Time (EET), which is usually a 7 hour difference. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Toronto in February; daily highs in Salla reach -6°C and lows reach -13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can travel to Luosto.

Things to do in Salla

Winter Sports Outdoors Parks
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Salla Ski Resort ©
Salla Ski Resort

2
nights
Luosto

Luosto ©
Nestled among vast forests and fells, Luosto represents a small idyllic resort village set on the edge of Pyha-Luosto National Park.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Fri): identify plant and animal life at Kopara Reindeer Park, then see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, and then admire all the interesting features of Amethyst Mine Lapland. Keep things going the next day: fly down the slopes at Pyhatunturi, then shop like a local with Museum - Gallery Alariesto, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Sodankyla.

For photos, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Luosto trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Salla to Luosto takes 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around -5°C in February, and nighttime lows around -13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can go by car to Saariselka.

Things to do in Luosto

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Sodankyla, Safaris, Pyhatunturi
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Pyhatunturi ©
Pyhatunturi
Kopara Reindeer Park ©
Kopara Reindeer Park
Safaris

3
nights
Saariselka

Saariselka ©
Step off the beaten path and head to Urho Kekkonen National Park and Saint Tryphon Pechenga Orthodox Church. Get in touch with nature at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort and Inari Reindeerfarm. Venture out of the city with trips to Inari (Siida & Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church).

To see photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Saariselka online journey planner .

Getting from Luosto to Saariselka by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. February in Saariselka sees daily highs of -6°C and lows of -15°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can travel to Levi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Winter Sports Outdoors 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
Gold Prospector Museum ©
Gold Prospector Museum

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Safaris and Elan Ski Shop & Rental. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Levi: Enontekio (Enontekio Church & Jyppyra lookout). On the 20th (Thu), ski the day away in the pristine settings at Levi Ski Resort. The adventure continues: have some family-friendly fun at Kid's Land and make a trip to LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read Levi tour itinerary builder site .

Do a combination of bus and flight from Saariselka to Levi in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In February, daytime highs in Levi are -5°C, while nighttime lows are -12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Akaslompolo.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors Tours Trails

Side Trip

Enontekio
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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

3
nights
Akaslompolo

Akaslompolo ©
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Safaris and Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park. Get outdoors at Yllas Ski Resort and Seven Fells Up. Change things up with a short trip to Snow Village in Kittila (about 32 minutes away).

To find reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Akaslompolo trip planning 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. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Outdoors Winter Sports Parks

Side Trips

Yllas Ski Resort, Snow Village, Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park
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Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park ©
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park
Safaris
Seven Fells Up ©
Seven Fells Up

5
nights
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Kemi Church and Rovaniemi Church. Arktikum and Santa's House of Snowmobiles will appeal to museum buffs. Change things up with these side-trips from Rovaniemi: Sampo Icebreaker (in Kemi) and The Provincial Museum Of Tornio Valley (in Tornio). And it doesn't end there: look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, look for gifts at Your Piece Of Finland, stroll the grounds of German Soldier s Cemetery, and find something for the whole family at Santa Claus Village.

To find photos, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi road trip tool .

Getting from Akaslompolo to Rovaniemi by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. February in Rovaniemi sees daily highs of -6°C and lows of -11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Outdoors Museums Parks

Side Trips

Kemi, The Provincial Museum Of Tornio Valley
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Safaris
Santa's House of Snowmobiles ©
Santa's House of Snowmobiles
Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy ©
Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy

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