8 days in Lapland Itinerary

8 days in Lapland Itinerary

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8 days in Lapland Itinerary

Start: Venice
Fly:  14​h 30​min
1
Saariselka
— 1 night
+2
bus + Fly + bus:  3​h
2
Levi
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Akaslompolo
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Fly:  8​h
End: Venice

1
night
Saariselka

Saariselka ©
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Sun): hit the slopes at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort. On the 28th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: 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 enjoy some friendly competition at Saariselka Bowling.

For other places to visit, maps, photos, and more tourist information, use the Saariselka day trip website .

Venice, Italy to Saariselka is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You can also drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Venice to Saariselka due to the time zone difference. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Venice in January; daily highs in Saariselka reach -11°C and lows reach -20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) so you can travel to Levi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Parks Winter Sports Outdoors

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

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.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Tue): experience rural life at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm, identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, then don't miss a visit to LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery, and finally have fun at Kid's Land. On the next day, admire all the interesting features of Ice Karting Levi, then look for gifts at Elan Ski Shop & Rental, then don't miss a visit to Snow Village, and finally make a trip to Giewont Husky Adventures.

To find ratings, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Levi travel planner.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Saariselka to Levi in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to -11°C, and evening lows to -21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Akaslompolo.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trip

Kittila
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Safaris
LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery ©
LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery
Elan Ski Shop & Rental ©
Elan Ski Shop & Rental

2
nights
Akaslompolo

On the 31st (Thu), get outside with Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour and then fly down the slopes at Yllas Ski Resort.

For reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Akaslompolo route maker website .

You can drive from Levi to Akaslompolo in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In January, daytime highs in Akaslompolo are -11°C, while nighttime lows are -22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) so you can go by car to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports

Side Trips

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

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 2nd (Sat): take in the views from Lumberjack's Candle Bridge, then hit the slopes at Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy, and then look for gifts at Your Piece Of Finland.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi route builder website .

Getting from Akaslompolo to Rovaniemi by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In February in Rovaniemi, expect temperatures between -6°C during the day and -11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

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

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