8 days in Lapland Itinerary

8 days in Lapland Itinerary

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8 days in Lapland Itinerary

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


1
night
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 21st (Mon), look for gifts at Your Piece Of Finland.

To find photos, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi day trip tool .

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Rovaniemi is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Central European Time (CET) to Eastern European Time (EET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from Amsterdam in January, with highs in Rovaniemi at -10°C and lows at -17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Saariselka.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Wildlife Outdoors Tours
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Safaris
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Santa Claus Office ©
Santa Claus Office

2
nights
Saariselka

Saariselka ©
On the 23rd (Wed), get all the equipment you need at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort. On the 24th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the striking landscape of Urho Kekkonen National Park, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel, then look for gifts at Hippupuoti Gift Shop, and finally have fun at Action Park.

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Drive from Rovaniemi to Saariselka in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Rovaniemi in January, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Saariselka, with lows of -20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trip

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
Hippupuoti Gift Shop ©
Hippupuoti Gift Shop

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.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Fri): glide through natural beauty at Levi Ski Resort. On the next day, experience rural life at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm, take an exotic tour of a safari tour, then don't miss a visit to LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery, and finally deepen your understanding at Kid's Land.

For more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read Levi tour planning site .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Saariselka to Levi in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In January, daytime highs in Levi are -11°C, while nighttime lows are -21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) early enough to drive to Akaslompolo.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors Tours Parks
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Safaris
LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery ©
LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery

2
nights
Akaslompolo

Akaslompolo ©
Start off your visit on the 27th (Sun): ski along the peaceful trails at Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park. On your second day here, fly down the slopes at Yllas Ski Resort.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read Akaslompolo road trip planning app .

You can drive from Levi to Akaslompolo in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. January in Akaslompolo sees daily highs of -11°C and lows of -22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trips

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

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