6 days in Lapland Itinerary

6 days in Lapland Itinerary

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1
Akaslompolo
— 1 night
2
Saariselka
— 2 nights
3
Rovaniemi
— 1 night

1
night
Akaslompolo

Akaslompolo ©
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sun): join the crowd at Icekarting Levi and then explore the striking landscape of Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: head outdoors with Seven Fells Up.

To see where to stay, maps, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Akaslompolo day trip tool.

Lyon, France to Akaslompolo is an approximately 14.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Lyon to Akaslompolo. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from Lyon in April; daily highs in Akaslompolo reach °C and lows reach °C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Saariselka.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Outdoors Nature Parks

Side Trips

Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park, Icekarting Levi
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Seven Fells Up ©
Seven Fells Up
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park ©
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park
Icekarting Levi ©
Icekarting Levi

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nights
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 17th (Tue): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel, thenhike along Ruijanpolku Trail, and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Urho Kekkonen National Park.

To see reviews, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, use the Saariselka trip planning app.

You can drive from Akaslompolo to Saariselka in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Saariselka can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Trails Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel
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Urho Kekkonen National Park ©
Urho Kekkonen National Park
Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel ©
Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel

1
night
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 18th (Wed), make a trip to Santa Claus Village and then take an in-depth tour of Arktikum.

For photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi online itinerary planner.

You can drive from Saariselka to Rovaniemi in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around °C in April, and nighttime lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Thu) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Outdoors Museums Tours
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Arktikum ©
Arktikum
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village

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