8 days in Lapland Itinerary

8 days in Lapland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Lapland travel planner

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Make it your trip
Fly
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Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
Drive
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Saariselka
— 1 night
Drive
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Akaslompolo
— 3 nights
Drive to Kittilä Airport, Fly to Memmingen Allgau Airport

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Rovaniemi

— 3 nights

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Rovaniemi is known for wildlife, museums, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Santa Claus Village, take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, take an exotic tour of a safari tour, and see the interesting displays at Christmas House Santa.

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Memmingen, Germany to Rovaniemi is an approximately 15-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET) is 1 hour. Traveling from Memmingen in January, expect Rovaniemi to be cooler, temps between -10°C and -17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) early enough to drive to Saariselka.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Theme Parks
Find places to stay Jan 30 — Feb 2:

Saariselka

— 1 night
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 3rd (Wed), get interesting insight from Tours and then fly down the slopes at Urho Kekkonen National Park.

For traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Saariselka trip itinerary builder site.

You can drive from Rovaniemi to Saariselka in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Saariselka when traveling from Rovaniemi in February, with lows around -15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) early enough to go by car to Akaslompolo.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors · Nature · Winter Sports · Trails
Find places to stay Feb 2 — 3:
Highlights from your trip

Akaslompolo

— 3 nights
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Thu): make a trip to Lapland Hotels SnowVillage, get all the equipment you need at Elan Ski Shop & Rental, then join the crowd at Icekarting Levi, and finally identify plant and animal life at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Fri): see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, then get outside with Seven Fells Up, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Yllas Ski Resort.

To see where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Akaslompolo trip itinerary site.

Traveling by car from Saariselka to Akaslompolo takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. February in Akaslompolo sees daily highs of -5°C and lows of -12°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Feb 3 — 6:

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.