5 days in Lapland Itinerary

5 days in Lapland Itinerary

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Fly to Kittilä Airport, Drive to Akaslompolo
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Akaslompolo
— 1 night
Drive
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Saariselka
— 1 night
Drive
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Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Fly

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Akaslompolo

On the 18th (Tue), see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour and then fly down the slopes at Yllas Ski Resort.

To find reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Akaslompolo trip planner.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Akaslompolo is an approximately 10-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time is 1 hour. In February, Akaslompolo is much colder than Amsterdam - with highs of -5°C and lows of -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 · Tours

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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 hit the slopes at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Saariselka trip tool.

You can drive from Akaslompolo to Saariselka in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or 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 19th (Wed) so you can go by car to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Winter Sports · Outdoors · Parks · Nature
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Rovaniemi

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Thu): take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, then see Santa Claus Office, and finally explore the different monuments and memorials at German Soldier s Cemetery. On the 21st (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: pause for some serene contemplation at Rovaniemi Church and then get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

For ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Rovaniemi trip itinerary planning app.

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

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Historic Sites
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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.