8 days in Lapland Itinerary

8 days in Lapland Itinerary

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8 days in Lapland Itinerary

Start: Zurich
Fly:  7​h 45​min
1
Akaslompolo
— 2 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
2
Levi
— 2 nights
3
Saariselka
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
4
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
End: Zurich

2
nights
Akaslompolo

Akaslompolo ©
On your second day here, hike along Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park.

To find ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Akaslompolo trip itinerary planning tool .

Zurich, Switzerland to Akaslompolo is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone changes from Central European Time (CET) to Eastern European Time (EET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Zurich in February, with highs in Akaslompolo at -5°C and lows at -12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Levi.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Outdoors Winter Sports Parks

Side Trips

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

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.
On the 26th (Tue), get interesting insight from Levi Ski Resort. Keep things going the next day: experience rural life at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm, admire all the interesting features of Ice Karting Levi, then surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, and finally gain insight at Kid's Land.

To find ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Levi holiday planner .

Traveling by car from Akaslompolo to Levi takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In February in Levi, expect temperatures between -5°C during the day and -12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) early enough to travel to Saariselka.

Things to do in Levi

Parks Outdoors Tours
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Ice Karting Levi ©
Ice Karting Levi

1
night
Saariselka

Saariselka ©
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Thu): look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, then explore the striking landscape of Urho Kekkonen National Park, and then stop by Hippupuoti Gift Shop.

To find where to stay, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read our Saariselka trip itinerary builder app .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Levi to Saariselka takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In February, daytime highs in Saariselka are -6°C, while nighttime lows are -15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Urho Kekkonen National Park ©
Urho Kekkonen National Park
Hippupuoti Gift Shop ©
Hippupuoti Gift Shop

2
nights
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Fri): find something for the whole family at Santa Claus Village, don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Office, then see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, and finally make a trip to Lordi's Square. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat): find something for the whole family at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus and then get engrossed in the history at Arktikum.

For maps, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi trip planner .

You can drive from Saariselka to Rovaniemi in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In February, daily temperatures in Rovaniemi can reach -6°C, while at night they dip to -11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks Outdoors Tours
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Safaris
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Arktikum ©
Arktikum

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