8 days in Lapland Itinerary

8 days in Lapland Itinerary

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8 days in Lapland Itinerary

Start: Denver
Fly:  23​h 45​min
1
Saariselka
— 2 nights
+2
bus + Fly + bus:  3​h
2
Levi
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Akaslompolo
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
4
Kemi
— 1 night
train:  1​h 15​min
5
Rovaniemi
— 1 night
+2
Fly + foot + train:  18​h
End: Denver


2
nights
Saariselka

Saariselka ©
Keep things going the next day: fly down the slopes at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort.

For other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Saariselka visit site .

Denver, USA to Saariselka is an approximately 24-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Denver to Saariselka is 9 hours. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Denver in January; daily highs in Saariselka reach 15°F and lows reach 1°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Thu) so you can travel to Levi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors Winter Sports Parks

Side Trips

Gold Prospector Museum, Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel
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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
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 1st (Fri): relax in the rural setting at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm, then see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, then don't miss a visit to LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery, and finally have fun at Kid's Land.

To find photos, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Levi visit planning app .

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. Expect a daytime high around 15°F in January, and nighttime lows around -1°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) to allow time to drive to Akaslompolo.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Safaris
LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery ©
LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery

1
night
Akaslompolo

Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Sat): stop by Akaslompolo Sportshop and then take an exotic tour of a safari tour.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Akaslompolo trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by car from Levi to Akaslompolo takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. February in Akaslompolo sees daily highs of 24°F and lows of 13°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Kemi.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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Safaris
Akaslompolo Sportshop ©
Akaslompolo Sportshop

1
night
Kemi

Kemi ©
Kemi is a town and municipality of Finland. Start off your visit on the 3rd (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of Kemi Church and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Tornio Church.

For ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Kemi day trip app .

Traveling by car from Akaslompolo to Kemi takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. February in Kemi sees daily highs of 25°F and lows of 14°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) early enough to take a train to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Kemi

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Tornio Church
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Kemi Church ©
Kemi Church
Sampo Icebreaker ©
Sampo Icebreaker
Tornio Church ©
Tornio Church

1
night
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Mon): hit the slopes at Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy.

For traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi route planner .

You can take a train from Kemi to Rovaniemi in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or drive. In February, plan for daily highs up to 22°F, and evening lows to 14°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Outdoors Winter Sports Parks
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