8 days in Lapland Itinerary

8 days in Lapland Itinerary

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8 days in Lapland Itinerary

Start: Helsinki
Fly:  4​h 15​min
1
Saariselka
— 1 night
2
Levi
— 3 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
3
Akaslompolo
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
End: Helsinki

1
night
Saariselka

Saariselka ©
On the 25th (Tue), pause for some serene contemplation at Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel, then stop by Hippupuoti Gift Shop, and then see the interesting displays at Gold Prospector Museum. On the next day, hit the slopes at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort.

To see where to stay, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Saariselka vacation app .

Helsinki to Saariselka is an approximately 4.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of train and bus; or drive. Traveling from Helsinki in December, you will find days in Saariselka are little chillier (-7°C), and nights are much colder (-17°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can travel to Levi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Winter Sports Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel, Gold Prospector Museum
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Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort ©
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort
Gold Prospector Museum ©
Gold Prospector Museum

3
nights
Levi

Levi ©
Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Kid's Land and LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery. Go for a jaunt from Levi to Muonio to see Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park about 58 minutes away. On the 28th (Fri), ski the day away in the pristine settings at Levi Ski Resort. Next up on the itinerary: admire all the interesting features of Ice Karting Levi and get your game on at G2 Ice Karting Levi.

To see more things to do, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Levi trip planner .

Do a combination of bus and flight from Saariselka to Levi in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to -6°C, and evening lows to -15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Akaslompolo.

Things to do in Levi

Winter Sports Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park ©
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park
Icekarting Levi ©
Icekarting Levi

1
night
Akaslompolo

Akaslompolo ©
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Sun): stop by Akaslompolo Sportshop and then fly down the slopes at Yllas Ski Resort.

To find reviews, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Akaslompolo trip itinerary planning website .

You can drive from Levi to Akaslompolo in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In December in Akaslompolo, expect temperatures between -5°C during the day and -15°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Winter Sports Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Yllas Ski Resort
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Yllas Ski Resort ©
Yllas Ski Resort
Akaslompolo Sportshop ©
Akaslompolo Sportshop

2
nights
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Mon): get in on the family fun at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, then see Santa Claus Office, and then get in on the family fun at Santa Claus Village. Keep things going the next day: get lost in a book at Rovaniemi City Library, see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, then get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, and finally take in the views from Lumberjack's Candle Bridge.

To see more things to do, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read our Rovaniemi route planning app .

Traveling by car from Akaslompolo to Rovaniemi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. December in Rovaniemi sees daily highs of -6°C and lows of -13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks Tours Outdoors
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Safaris
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Arktikum ©
Arktikum

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