8 days in Lapland Itinerary

8 days in Lapland Itinerary

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8 days in Lapland Itinerary

Start: Bern
Fly:  16​h
1
Akaslompolo
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Levi
— 1 night
+2
bus + Fly + bus:  3​h
3
Saariselka
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
4
Salla
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Fly + train:  8​h 45​min
End: Bern

1
night
Akaslompolo

Akaslompolo ©
Start off your visit on the 24th (Sun): steep yourself in history at Keimioniemi Fishing Cabins, examine the collection at Muonion Kotiseutumuseo, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park. Here are some ideas for day two: stop by Akaslompolo Sportshop, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Konijanka Petting Zoo, and then stroll through Yllas Ski Resort.

To find more things to do, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Akaslompolo day trip planning tool .

Bern, Switzerland to Akaslompolo is an approximately 16-hour flight. You can also drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Bern to Akaslompolo due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Bern in February, expect Akaslompolo to be little chillier, temps between -5°C and -12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Levi.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Winter Sports

Side Trips

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

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 26th (Tue), don't miss a visit to Giewont Husky Adventures, look for gifts at Elan Ski Shop & Rental, and then get your game on at Kid's Land.

To see traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Levi trip planner .

Traveling by car from Akaslompolo to Levi takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In February, daily temperatures in Levi can reach -5°C, while at night they dip to -12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) so you can travel to Saariselka.

Things to do in Levi

#Outdoors, #Shopping, #Fun & Games

Side Trip

Giewont Husky Adventures
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Elan Ski Shop & Rental ©
Elan Ski Shop & Rental

1
night
Saariselka

Saariselka ©
Start off your visit on the 27th (Wed): examine the collection at Gold Prospector Museum, then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Urho Kekkonen National Park, then stop by Hippupuoti Gift Shop, and finally enjoy some diversion at Action Park.

To find reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Saariselka holiday planner .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Levi to Saariselka in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. February in Saariselka sees daily highs of -6°C and lows of -15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Salla.

Things to do in Saariselka

#Fun & Games, #Nature, #Parks

Side Trip

Gold Prospector Museum
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Urho Kekkonen National Park ©
Urho Kekkonen National Park
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. Kick off your visit on the 28th (Thu): tour the pleasant surroundings at Salla Ski Resort, steep yourself in history at Paikanselan Taistelualue, and then learn about all things military at Salla Museum of War & Reconstruction.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read Salla road trip planning site .

Getting from Saariselka to Salla by car takes about 3.5 hours. In February in Salla, expect temperatures between -6°C during the day and -13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Salla

#Parks, #Winter Sports, #Outdoors
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Salla Ski Resort ©
Salla Ski Resort

2
nights
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 1st (Fri): see the interesting displays at Christmas House Santa, then stop by LAURI, and then take a memorable tour with Tours. Keep things going the next day: take in the views from Lumberjack's Candle Bridge and then stroll through Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy.

For photos, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Rovaniemi journey planner.

Traveling by car from Salla to Rovaniemi takes 2 hours. In February in Rovaniemi, expect temperatures between -6°C during the day and -11°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

#Parks, #Winter Sports, #Outdoors
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Christmas House Santa ©
Christmas House Santa
Lumberjack's Candle Bridge ©
Lumberjack's Candle Bridge
LAURI ©
LAURI

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