9 days in Lapland Itinerary

9 days in Lapland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Lapland route planner

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Fly to Ivalo Airport, Drive to Saariselka
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Saariselka
— 2 nights
Drive
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Akaslompolo
— 3 nights
Drive
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Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
Fly

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Saariselka

— 2 nights
Outdoor pursuits--ranging from cross-country skiing and snowmobiling to reindeer safaris and chasing Northern Lights--draw the largest number of tourists to Saariselka.
On the 2nd (Tue), surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, then find something for the whole family at Angry Birds Activity Park, and then see the interesting displays at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get all the equipment you need at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort and then stop by Hippupuoti Gift Shop.

To see other places to visit, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Saariselka trip planner.

Tallinn, Estonia to Saariselka is an approximately 12-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Tallinn in February; daily highs in Saariselka reach -6°C and lows reach -15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) early enough to drive to Akaslompolo.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors · Winter Sports · Parks · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Feb 1 — 3:

Akaslompolo

— 3 nights
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Akaslompolo: Lapland Hotels SnowVillage (in Kittila) and Levi (Icekarting Levi, LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery, &more).

Plan my trip to Akaslompolo with suggested itineraries provided by Inspirock.

Traveling by car from Saariselka to Akaslompolo takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. In February in Akaslompolo, expect temperatures between -5°C during the day and -12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Outdoors · Tours · Winter Sports · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Feb 3 — 6:

Rovaniemi

— 3 nights

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Rovaniemi is known for wildlife, museums, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Santa Claus Village, see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, and stop by LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier.

To find other places to visit, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Rovaniemi trip maker website.

Getting from Akaslompolo to Rovaniemi by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In February, daily temperatures in Rovaniemi can reach -6°C, while at night they dip to -11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Outdoors · Theme Parks · Tours · Wildlife
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Lapland travel guide

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Landmarks · Safaris · Nightlife
The wild expanses of Lapland promise spectacular scenery, adventure, and rich cultural experiences. As the country's northernmost region, it sits well above the Arctic Circle. Despite also being the largest region, in Lapland just 3.4 percent of the Finnish population calls this great stretch of land home, leaving plenty of room for pristine lakes, dense forest, and seven unspoiled national parks. An abundance of well-marked trails await hikers of all levels, while more remote and rugged adventures beckon experienced explorers. Music is of particular importance in these parts, so try to catch a concert or dance performance during your stay.