6 days in Lapland Itinerary

6 days in Lapland Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Cardiff
Fly + Drive:  15 h
1
Akaslompolo
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 30 min
2
Saariselka
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 15 min
3
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
+3
Fly + Train + Subway + Train:  9 h 45 min
End: Cardiff

1
night
Akaslompolo

Akaslompolo ©
Start off your visit on the 15th (Tue): explore the landscape on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort. Here are some ideas for day two: look for gifts at Elan Ski Shop & Rental and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Yllas Ski Resort.

Plan my day in Akaslompolo using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Cardiff, UK to Akaslompolo is an approximately 16- hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to Eastern European Standard Time is 2 hours. Traveling from Cardiff in January, expect Akaslompolo to be colder, temps between -11°C and -22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Saariselka.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Outdoors Winter Sports Parks

Side Trips

Levi, Yllas Ski Resort
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Yllas Ski Resort ©
Yllas Ski Resort
Elan Ski Shop & Rental ©
Elan Ski Shop & Rental

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.
On the 17th (Thu), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel, then fly down the slopes at Urho Kekkonen National Park, and then examine the collection at Gold Prospector Museum.

For where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Saariselka trip itinerary planning site.

Traveling by car from Akaslompolo to Saariselka takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. January in Saariselka sees daily highs of -11°C and lows of -20°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Nature Trails Winter Sports

Side Trips

Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel, Gold Prospector Museum
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Gold Prospector Museum ©
Gold Prospector Museum
Urho Kekkonen National Park ©
Urho Kekkonen National Park
Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel ©
Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel

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 18th (Fri): look for gifts at Your Piece Of Finland, then identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, then see the interesting displays at Christmas House Santa, and finally take an in-depth tour of Arktikum. Here are some ideas for day two: hit the slopes at Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy.

To find maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Rovaniemi holiday builder tool.

You can drive from Saariselka to Rovaniemi in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. January in Rovaniemi sees daily highs of -10°C and lows of -17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Outdoors Winter Sports Parks
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Safaris
Arktikum ©
Arktikum
Christmas House Santa ©
Christmas House Santa

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