5 days in Lapland Itinerary

5 days in Lapland Itinerary

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5 days in Lapland Itinerary

Start: Amsterdam
Fly + Drive:  9 h 30 min
1
Akaslompolo
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 30 min
2
Saariselka
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 15 min
3
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Fly:  7 h 30 min
End: Amsterdam

1
night
Akaslompolo

Start off your visit on the 18th (Tue): get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour and then hit the slopes at Yllas Ski Resort.

For reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Akaslompolo trip itinerary planning site .

Amsterdam, Holland to Akaslompolo is an approximately 9.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Amsterdam to Akaslompolo. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from Amsterdam in February, with highs in Akaslompolo at -5°C and lows at -12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Saariselka.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Outdoors Winter Sports Parks

Side Trip

Yllas Ski Resort
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Yllas Ski Resort ©
Yllas Ski Resort

1
night
Saariselka

Saariselka ©
Outdoor pursuits--ranging from cross-country skiing and snowmobiling to reindeer safaris and chasing Northern Lights--draw the largest number of tourists to Saariselka.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Wed): fly down the slopes at Urho Kekkonen National Park and then stroll through Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort.

To see reviews, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read Saariselka road trip planning app .

Traveling by car from Akaslompolo to Saariselka takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. In February, plan for daily highs up to -6°C, and evening lows to -15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Winter Sports Outdoors Parks
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Urho Kekkonen National Park ©
Urho Kekkonen National Park
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort ©
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort

2
nights
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Thu): take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, then take an exotic tour of a safari tour, then see Santa Claus Office, and finally stroll the grounds of German Soldier s Cemetery. Here are some ideas for day two: pause for some serene contemplation at Rovaniemi Church and then surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

For traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read our Rovaniemi online itinerary builder .

You can drive from Saariselka to Rovaniemi in 3.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Expect a daytime high around -6°C in February, and nighttime lows around -11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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German Soldier s Cemetery ©
German Soldier s Cemetery
Arktikum ©
Arktikum

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