6 days in Lapland Itinerary

6 days in Lapland Itinerary

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6 days in Lapland Itinerary

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

1
night
Akaslompolo

Akaslompolo ©
Start off your visit on the 15th (Tue): take a memorable tour with Levi Ski Resort. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: gear up at Elan Ski Shop & Rental and then hit the slopes at Yllas Ski Resort.

To find other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Akaslompolo holiday planning tool .

Cardiff, UK to Akaslompolo is an approximately 15-hour flight. You can also drive. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Cardiff to Akaslompolo due to the time zone difference. In January, Akaslompolo is cooler than Cardiff - with highs of -11°C and lows of -22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Saariselka.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Winter Sports

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 ©
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Thu): pause for some serene contemplation at Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Urho Kekkonen National Park, then see the interesting displays at Gold Prospector Museum, and finally have fun at Action Park.

For other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read Saariselka vacation maker .

Traveling by car from Akaslompolo to Saariselka takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to -11°C, and evening lows to -20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Saariselka

#Fun & Games, #Trails, #Parks

Side Trips

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

2
nights
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 18th (Fri), stop by Your Piece Of Finland, 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. Keep things going the next day: hit the slopes at Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy.

To find ratings, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi trip builder site .

You can drive from Saariselka to Rovaniemi in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In January in Rovaniemi, expect temperatures between -10°C during the day and -17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

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

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