8 days in Lapland Itinerary

8 days in Lapland Itinerary

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8 days in Lapland Itinerary

Start: Copenhagen
Fly:  6​h 45​min
1
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
2
Saariselka
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Akaslompolo
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Levi
— 1 night
Fly:  7​h 45​min
End: Copenhagen

2
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 26th (Thu), snap pictures at Lumberjack's Candle Bridge. Keep things going the next day: get curious at Pilke Science Centre, take an exotic tour of a safari tour, then see Santa Claus Office, and finally find something for the whole family at Santa Claus Village.

To see where to stay, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi tour planning app .

Copenhagen, Denmark to Rovaniemi is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Copenhagen to Rovaniemi due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Copenhagen in July, expect nights in Rovaniemi to be about the same, around 13°C, while days are little chillier, around 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can go by car to Saariselka.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks Museums Wildlife
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Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Arktikum ©
Arktikum
Santa Claus Office ©
Santa Claus Office

3
nights
Saariselka

Saariselka ©
Get out of town with these interesting Saariselka side-trips: Inari (Siida, Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church, & more). On the 31st (Tue), spend an exhilarating day on the slopes at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort.

To see reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Saariselka trip itinerary site .

You can drive from Rovaniemi to Saariselka in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Saariselka can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Akaslompolo.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports

Side Trip

Inari
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Urho Kekkonen National Park ©
Urho Kekkonen National Park
Siida ©
Siida
Lake Inari ©
Lake Inari

1
night
Akaslompolo

On the 1st (Wed), see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour and then get outside with Seven Fells Up.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Akaslompolo tour planner .

Drive from Saariselka to Akaslompolo in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Akaslompolo can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) to allow time to drive to Levi.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Safaris

1
night
Levi

Levi ©
Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
On the 2nd (Thu), ski along the peaceful trails at Levi Ski Resort.

For traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Levi day trip site .

Getting from Akaslompolo to Levi by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in August, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Levi

Parks Winter Sports Adventure
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort

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