9 days in Lapland Itinerary

9 days in Lapland Itinerary

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9 days in Lapland Itinerary

Start: Moscow
Fly:  8​h
1
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
2
Saariselka
— 3 nights
3
Levi
— 2 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
4
Akaslompolo
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  8​h 45​min
End: Moscow

2
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 4th (Mon), take in the views from Lumberjack's Candle Bridge and then make a trip to Lordi's Square. Keep things going the next day: get curious at Pilke Science Centre, then take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, then see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Rovaniemi Church.

To see reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi trip planner .

Moscow, Russia to Rovaniemi is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also take a train; or drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Moscow to Rovaniemi due to the time zone difference. In February, Rovaniemi is little chillier than Moscow - with highs of -6°C and lows of -11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) so you can go by car to Saariselka.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks Museums Tours
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Arktikum ©
Arktikum
Safaris

3
nights
Saariselka

Saariselka ©
Take a break from the city and head to Urho Kekkonen National Park and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Do some cultural sightseeing at Siida and Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church. On the 9th (Sat), spend an exhilarating day on the slopes at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort.

To see photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Saariselka online driving holiday planner .

Traveling by car from Rovaniemi to Saariselka takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Rovaniemi in February since evenings lows in Saariselka dip to -15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports

Side Trip

Inari
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Urho Kekkonen National Park ©
Urho Kekkonen National Park
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort ©
Saariselka Ski & Sport 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 10th (Sun), glide through natural beauty at Levi Ski Resort. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: experience rural life at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm, then explore and take pictures at Ice Karting Levi, then surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, and finally deepen your understanding at Kid's Land.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read Levi road trip planning app .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Saariselka to Levi in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In February, daytime highs in Levi are -5°C, while nighttime lows are -12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) so you can drive to Akaslompolo.

Things to do in Levi

Parks Tours Trails
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Icekarting Levi ©
Icekarting Levi

1
night
Akaslompolo

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Traveling by car from Levi to Akaslompolo takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In February, plan for daily highs up to -5°C, and evening lows to -12°C. On the 12th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Tours Wildlife Outdoors
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Safaris
Akaslompolo Sportshop ©
Akaslompolo Sportshop

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