8 days in Lapland Itinerary

8 days in Lapland Itinerary

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8 days in Lapland Itinerary

Start: Amsterdam
Fly:  9​h 15​min
1
Akaslompolo
— 1 night
bus:  1​h 15​min
2
Levi
— 2 nights
3
Saariselka
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
4
Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Fly:  7​h 30​min
End: Amsterdam

1
night
Akaslompolo

Akaslompolo ©
On the 19th (Sun), stroll through Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park. On the 20th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: make a trip to Snow Village, then stop by Akaslompolo Sportshop, and then fly down the slopes at Yllas Ski Resort.

For photos, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Akaslompolo trip planner.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Akaslompolo is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Amsterdam to Akaslompolo. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Amsterdam in January; daily highs in Akaslompolo reach -11°C and lows reach -22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to drive to Levi.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Outdoors Winter Sports Parks

Side Trips

Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park, Snow Village, Yllas Ski Resort
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Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park ©
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park
Yllas Ski Resort ©
Yllas Ski Resort
Snow Village ©
Snow Village

2
nights
Levi

Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Tue): look for all kinds of wild species at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, then explore and take pictures at Ice Karting Levi, and finally make a trip to Giewont Husky Adventures. Keep things going the next day: have some family-friendly fun at Kid's Land, stop by Elan Ski Shop & Rental, then don't miss a visit to LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery, and finally get your game on at G2 Ice Karting Levi.

To see traveler tips, maps, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Levi route planner .

Getting from Akaslompolo to Levi by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. January in Levi sees daily highs of -11°C and lows of -21°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can travel to Saariselka.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trip

Giewont Husky Adventures
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Safaris
LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery ©
LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery
Elan Ski Shop & Rental ©
Elan Ski Shop & Rental

2
nights
Saariselka

Saariselka ©
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): hit the slopes at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort. Keep things going the next day: explore the striking landscape of Urho Kekkonen National Park, then see the interesting displays at Gold Prospector Museum, then look for gifts at Hippupuoti Gift Shop, and finally perfect your strike at Saariselka Bowling.

To see photos, reviews, maps, and tourist information, go to the Saariselka trip planner .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Levi to Saariselka takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around -11°C in January, and nighttime lows around -20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors Winter Sports Parks

Side Trip

Gold Prospector Museum
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Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort ©
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort
Urho Kekkonen National Park ©
Urho Kekkonen National Park
Gold Prospector Museum ©
Gold Prospector Museum

1
night
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sat): stop by Your Piece Of Finland, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy, then take in the views from Lumberjack's Candle Bridge, and finally make a trip to Lordi's Square.

To see photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Rovaniemi trip itinerary maker tool .

Traveling by car from Saariselka to Rovaniemi takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In January in Rovaniemi, expect temperatures between -10°C during the day and -17°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Outdoors Winter Sports Parks
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Your Piece Of Finland ©
Your Piece Of Finland
Lumberjack's Candle Bridge ©
Lumberjack's Candle Bridge
Lordi's Square ©
Lordi's Square

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