9 days in Lapland Itinerary

9 days in Lapland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Lapland trip itinerary planner

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Make it your trip
Fly to Kittilä Airport, Drive to Akaslompolo
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Akaslompolo
— 3 nights
Drive
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Saariselka
— 2 nights
Drive
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Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
Fly

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Akaslompolo

— 3 nights
Change things up with these side-trips from Akaslompolo: Lapland Hotels SnowVillage (in Kittila), Levi (Icekarting Levi, LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery, &more) and Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm (in Sirkka).

To find traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Akaslompolo day trip planning site.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Akaslompolo is an approximately 10-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET) is 1 hour. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from Amsterdam in February: high temperatures in Akaslompolo hover around -5°C and lows are around -12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) early enough to drive to Saariselka.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Feb 1 — 4:

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.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Fri): get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, get in on the family fun at Angry Birds Activity Park, and then examine the collection at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center. Here are some ideas for day two: fly down the slopes at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort and then look for gifts at Hippupuoti Gift Shop.

To find traveler tips, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, use the Saariselka road trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Akaslompolo to Saariselka takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. In February in Saariselka, expect temperatures between -6°C during the day and -15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Feb 4 — 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, get curious at Pilke Science Centre, find something for the whole family at Moomin Snowcastle, and look for gifts at LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier.

For reviews, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Rovaniemi online route planner.

Getting from Saariselka to Rovaniemi by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In February, plan for daily highs up to -6°C, and evening lows to -11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Museums
Find places to stay Feb 6 — 9:

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.