8 days in Lapland Itinerary

8 days in Lapland Itinerary

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8 days in Lapland Itinerary

Start: Rovaniemi
train:  1​h 15​min
1
Kemi
— 1 day
Drive:  3​h 15​min
2
Akaslompolo
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Levi
— 2 nights
+2
bus + Fly + bus:  3​h
4
Saariselka
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
5
Salla
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
End: Rovaniemi

1
day
Kemi

Kemi ©
Kemi is a town and municipality of Finland. On the 12th (Wed), explore the world behind art at Kemin Jalokivigalleria (Kemi Gemstone Gallery) and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kemi Church.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Kemi travel route planner.

Rovaniemi to Kemi is an approximately 1.5-hour train ride. You can also take a bus; or drive. Expect a daytime high around -3°C in December, and nighttime lows around -11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can go by car to Akaslompolo.

Things to do in Kemi

Museums Historic Sites
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Kemi Church ©
Kemi Church
Sampo Icebreaker ©
Sampo Icebreaker

2
nights
Akaslompolo

Akaslompolo ©
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Thu): ski along the peaceful trails at Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park. Here are some ideas for day two: stop by Akaslompolo Sportshop and then stroll through Yllas Ski Resort.

To find other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Akaslompolo day trip app .

Getting from Kemi to Akaslompolo by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Kemi in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Akaslompolo, with lows of -15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Levi.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Winter Sports Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

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

2
nights
Levi

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 15th (Sat): go for a walk through Huippupolku, Peak Trail in Levi, then make a trip to LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery, then get your game on at Kid's Land, and finally relax in the rural setting at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm. On the 16th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: make a trip to Giewont Husky Adventures, then don't miss a visit to Snow Village, then explore and take pictures at Ice Karting Levi, and finally get your game on at G2 Ice Karting Levi.

For photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Levi tour itinerary planner.

Drive from Akaslompolo to Levi in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Levi are -6°C, while nighttime lows are -15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can travel to Saariselka.

Things to do in Levi

Fun & Games Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

Kittila
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G2 Ice Karting Levi ©
G2 Ice Karting Levi
Ice Karting Levi ©
Ice Karting Levi
Snow Village ©
Snow Village

2
nights
Saariselka

Saariselka ©
On the 17th (Mon), fly down the slopes at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Tue): have fun at Action Park, pause for some serene contemplation at Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel, then look for gifts at Hippupuoti Gift Shop, and finally examine the collection at Gold Prospector Museum.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Saariselka visit site .

Getting from Levi to Saariselka by combination of bus and flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Saariselka are -7°C, while nighttime lows are -17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can travel to Salla.

Things to do in Saariselka

Winter Sports Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Gold Prospector Museum, Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel
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Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort ©
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort
Gold Prospector Museum ©
Gold Prospector Museum
Hippupuoti Gift Shop ©
Hippupuoti Gift Shop

1
night
Salla

Salla ©
Salla is a municipality of Finland, located in Lapland. On the 19th (Wed), tour the pleasant surroundings at Salla Ski Resort and then take an in-depth tour of Salla Museum of War & Reconstruction.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Salla online holiday planner .

Getting from Saariselka to Salla by car takes about 3.5 hours. In December, daytime highs in Salla are -7°C, while nighttime lows are -16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Salla

Winter Sports Outdoors Parks
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Salla Ski Resort ©
Salla Ski Resort

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