9 days in Akaslompolo & Saariselka Itinerary

9 days in Akaslompolo & Saariselka Itinerary

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9 days in Akaslompolo & Saariselka Itinerary

Start: Akaslompolo
— 5 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
End: Akaslompolo


Akaslompolo ©
Step off the beaten path and head to Church of Sodankyla and Ounaskievari Reindeer Farm. Take a break from the city and head to Safaris and Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park. Explore Akaslompolo's surroundings by going to Kittila (Giewont Husky Adventures, The Sarestoniemi Museum, & more), Levi (LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery & Ice Karting Levi) and Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm (in Sirkka).

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

December in Akaslompolo sees daily highs of 23°F and lows of 9°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports

Side Trips

Levi, Kittila, Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park, Enontekio Church, Church of Sodankyla
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Snow Village ©
Snow Village
Church of Sodankyla ©
Church of Sodankyla
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park ©
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park


Saariselka ©
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Northern Lights Riders. Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of Saint Tryphon Pechenga Orthodox Church, see the winter wonderland with Northern Lights Riders, and then stop by Hippupuoti Gift Shop. On the 4th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at Gold Prospector Museum, see the interesting displays at Siida, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church.

For photos, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Saariselka day trip tool .

Drive from Akaslompolo to Saariselka in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. January in Saariselka sees daily highs of 15°F and lows of 1°F at night. On the 5th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Inari, Northern Lights Riders, Gold Prospector Museum
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Gold Prospector Museum ©
Gold Prospector Museum
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church