8 days in Lapland Itinerary

8 days in Lapland Itinerary

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Saariselka
— 2 nights
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Akaslompolo
— 3 nights
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Rovaniemi
— 2 nights

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Saariselka

Saariselka ©
Outdoor pursuits--ranging from cross-country skiing and snowmobiling to reindeer safaris and chasing Northern Lights--draw the largest number of tourists to Saariselka.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Mon): pause for some serene contemplation at Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel, then see exotic creatures in open habitats at Lapland Safaris Saariselka, and then find something for the whole family at Angry Birds Activity Park. Here are some ideas for day two: fly down the slopes at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort and then stop by Hippupuoti Gift Shop.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Saariselka trip itinerary builder tool.

Paris, France to Saariselka is an approximately 15-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from Paris in January: high temperatures in Saariselka hover around -11°C and lows are around -20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) early enough to drive to Akaslompolo.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports · Tours

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Akaslompolo

Akaslompolo ©
Take a break from the city and head to Levi Ski Resort and Elan Ski Shop & Rental. Get out of town with these interesting Akaslompolo side-trips: Levi (Kids' Land & Icekarting Levi), Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm (in Sirkka) and Lapland Hotels SnowVillage (in Kittila).

For photos, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Akaslompolo online journey planner.

Drive from Saariselka to Akaslompolo in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Akaslompolo can reach -11°C, while at night they dip to -22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) so you can drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports · Tours

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Must see
Levi Ski Resort
4.4
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Safaris
4.8
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Ski Area
Yllas Ski Resort
4.1

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Rovaniemi

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 9th (Sat), make a trip to Marttiini Store Old Factory, then look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, then don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Office, and finally make a trip to Santa Claus Village. On the 10th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: make a trip to Lordi's Square, take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, and then get in on the family fun at Moomin Snowcastle.

To see traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Rovaniemi trip builder tool.

Traveling by car from Akaslompolo to Rovaniemi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Akaslompolo in January, plan for a bit warmer nights in Rovaniemi, with lows around -17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Museums
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Safaris
4.4
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Arktikum
4.1

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