8 days in Lapland Itinerary

8 days in Lapland Itinerary

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Fly to Kittilä Airport, Drive to Akaslompolo
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Akaslompolo
— 1 day
Drive
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Levi
— 1 night
Fly
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Saariselka
— 2 nights
Drive
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Salla
— 1 night
Drive
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Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Fly

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Akaslompolo

Start off your visit on the 3rd (Sun): get interesting insight from Tours and then fly down the slopes at Yllas Ski Resort.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Akaslompolo travel planner.

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Akaslompolo is an approximately 23-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone changes from Malaysia Time (MYT) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET), which is usually a -6 hour difference. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from Kuala Lumpur in February, with highs in Akaslompolo at -5°C and lows at -12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Levi.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports · Tours

Side Trip

Find places to stay Feb 3 — 4:

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Levi

Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Mon): stop by Elan Ski Shop & Rental and then hit the slopes at Kids' Land.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, use the Levi day trip app.

You can drive from Akaslompolo to Levi in an hour. Another option is to take a bus. In February, plan for daily highs up to -5°C, and evening lows to -12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Saariselka.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors · Shopping · Parks · Fun & Games
Find places to stay Feb 3 — 4:
Highlights from your trip

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Tue): stroll through Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at Gold Prospector Museum, then fly down the slopes at Urho Kekkonen National Park, and then look for gifts at Hippupuoti Gift Shop.

For reviews, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Saariselka road trip planning website.

Traveling by flight from Levi to Saariselka takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In February in Saariselka, expect temperatures between -6°C during the day and -15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to travel to Salla.

Things to do in Saariselka

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Trails

Side Trip

Find places to stay Feb 4 — 6:

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Salla

Salla is a municipality of Finland, located in Lapland. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Thu): fly down the slopes at Salla Ski Resort, then take an in-depth tour of Salla Museum of War & Reconstruction, and then contemplate the long history of Paikanselan Taistelualue.

For other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Salla trip planner.

You can drive from Saariselka to Salla in 4 hours. In February in Salla, expect temperatures between -6°C during the day and -13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) early enough to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Salla

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Museums
Find places to stay Feb 6 — 7:

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Rovaniemi

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Fri): see the interesting displays at Santa's House of Snowmobiles, then look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, then get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, and finally stop by Your Piece Of Finland.

To see photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Rovaniemi trip itinerary builder website.

Getting from Salla to Rovaniemi by car takes about 2 hours. In February, daytime highs in Rovaniemi are -6°C, while nighttime lows are -11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums · Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife
Find places to stay Feb 7 — 8:

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.