8 days in Lapland Itinerary

8 days in Lapland Itinerary

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8 days in Lapland Itinerary

Start: Dublin
Fly:  10​h 15​min
1
Akaslompolo
— 1 day
bus:  1​h 15​min
2
Levi
— 1 night
3
Saariselka
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
4
Pyhatunturi
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
End: Dublin

1
day
Akaslompolo

Start off your visit on the 5th (Sun): look for gifts at Akaslompolo Sportshop, then take an exotic tour of a safari tour, and then get outside with Seven Fells Up.

To find photos, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read Akaslompolo online trip planner .

Dublin, Ireland to Akaslompolo is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Eastern European Time (EET) is 2 hours. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Dublin in May; daily highs in Akaslompolo reach 11°C and lows reach 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Levi.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Safaris
Akaslompolo Sportshop ©
Akaslompolo Sportshop

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.
On the 6th (Mon), don't miss a visit to LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery, then relax in the rural setting at Ounaskievari Reindeer Farm, then look for gifts at Elan Ski Shop & Rental, and finally see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour.

For where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read our Levi journey planner.

Drive from Akaslompolo to Levi in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Levi are 11°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can travel to Saariselka.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

Ounaskievari Reindeer Farm
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Safaris
Elan Ski Shop & Rental ©
Elan Ski Shop & Rental
LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery ©
LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery

2
nights
Saariselka

Saariselka ©
On the 7th (Tue), hit the slopes at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort. Here are some ideas for day two: hit the slopes at Urho Kekkonen National Park, then see the interesting displays at Gold Prospector Museum, then take a memorable tour with Tours, and finally look for gifts at Hippupuoti Gift Shop.

To see more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Saariselka holiday site .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Levi to Saariselka in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. May in Saariselka sees daily highs of 11°C and lows of 1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Pyhatunturi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors Winter Sports Parks

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

1
night
Pyhatunturi

Kick off your visit on the 9th (Thu): fly down the slopes at Pyhatunturi, then identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Kopara Reindeer Park.

To see reviews, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read Pyhatunturi trip builder website .

Drive from Saariselka to Pyhatunturi in 2.5 hours. In May, daytime highs in Pyhatunturi are 12°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Pyhatunturi

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Kopara Reindeer Park, Pyhatunturi
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Safaris
Kopara Reindeer Park ©
Kopara Reindeer Park
Pyhatunturi ©
Pyhatunturi

2
nights
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 10th (Fri), get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, fly down the slopes at Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy, and then see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour. Keep things going the next day: look for gifts at Your Piece Of Finland, find something for the whole family at Santa Claus Village, and then admire the sheer force of Auttikongas.

For other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi trip maker site .

Getting from Pyhatunturi to Rovaniemi by car takes about 2 hours. In May, daytime highs in Rovaniemi are 12°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports
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Auttikongas ©
Auttikongas
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village

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