9 days in Lapland Itinerary

9 days in Lapland Itinerary

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Fly
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Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Drive
2
Akaslompolo
— 3 nights
Fly
3
Saariselka
— 2 nights
Drive to Ivalo Airport, Fly to Kolkata (Calcutta)

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Rovaniemi

— 2 nights

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): make a trip to Santa Claus Village, see Santa Claus Office, and then don't miss a visit to Lordi's Square. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu): take an exotic tour of a safari tour and then take an in-depth tour of Arktikum.

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Kolkata (Calcutta), India to Rovaniemi is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. You can also drive. Traveling from Kolkata (Calcutta) to Rovaniemi, you'll gain 3.5 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from Kolkata (Calcutta) in February, with highs in Rovaniemi at -6°C and lows at -11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) early enough to drive to Akaslompolo.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Fun & Games
Find places to stay Feb 1 — 3:

Akaslompolo

— 3 nights
Explore Akaslompolo's surroundings by going to Levi (Levi Ski Resort, Nature & Wildlife Tours, &more) and Lapland Hotels SnowVillage (in Kittila).

To find reviews, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Akaslompolo trip builder app.

Traveling by car from Rovaniemi to Akaslompolo takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. In February in Akaslompolo, expect temperatures between -5°C during the day and -12°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can fly to Saariselka.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Outdoors · Tours · Winter Sports · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Feb 3 — 6:

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 7th (Mon), examine the collection at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center and then get advice or help at The Sami Cultural Centre Sajos. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: fly down the slopes at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort and then surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

For where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, go to the Saariselka sightseeing site.

You can fly from Akaslompolo to Saariselka in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. In February in Saariselka, expect temperatures between -6°C during the day and -15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Winter Sports

Side Trip

Find places to stay Feb 6 — 8:

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.