9 days in Lapland Itinerary

9 days in Lapland Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Brussels
Train + Fly:  7 h 15 min
1
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
2
Akaslompolo
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
3
Saariselka
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
4
Luosto
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  10 h
End: Brussels

2
nights
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Thu): stop by Your Piece Of Finland. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 1st (Fri): buy something for everyone on your list at Arctic Circle Mall, then get in on the family fun at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, then take an exotic tour of a safari tour, and finally engage your brain at Pilke Science Centre.

For traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Rovaniemi attractions app.

Brussels, Belgium to Rovaniemi is an approximately 7.5- hour combination of train and flight. You can also fly; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Brussels to Rovaniemi. In February, Rovaniemi is a bit cooler than Brussels - with highs of -6°C and lows of -11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) so you can drive to Akaslompolo.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks Museums Shopping
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Safaris
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Arktikum ©
Arktikum

2
nights
Akaslompolo

Akaslompolo ©
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Sun): explore the landscape on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort. Here are some ideas for day two: see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour and then head outdoors with Seven Fells Up.

To see ratings, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Akaslompolo online trip itinerary maker.

Drive from Rovaniemi to Akaslompolo in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In March, daytime highs in Akaslompolo are 0°C, while nighttime lows are -10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) early enough to drive to Saariselka.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Outdoors Tours Trails

Side Trip

Levi Ski Resort
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Safaris
Seven Fells Up ©
Seven Fells Up

3
nights
Saariselka

Saariselka ©
Outdoor pursuits--ranging from cross-country skiing and snowmobiling to reindeer safaris and chasing Northern Lights--draw the largest number of tourists to Saariselka.
Step out of the city life by going to Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort and Urho Kekkonen National Park. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Saariselka: Inari (Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center, Lake Inari, &more). It doesn't end there: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

To find out how to plan a trip to Saariselka, use our trip itinerary maker.

Drive from Akaslompolo to Saariselka in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. March in Saariselka sees daily highs of -1°C and lows of -12°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can drive to Luosto.

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
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center

1
night
Luosto

Luosto ©
Nestled among vast forests and fells, Luosto represents a small idyllic resort village set on the edge of Pyha-Luosto National Park.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Fri): take in the awesome beauty at Luosto and then go deep underground at Amethyst Mine Lapland.

To find photos, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Luosto driving holiday planner.

Drive from Saariselka to Luosto in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to -1°C, and evening lows to -13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Luosto

Parks Nature

Side Trip

Luosto
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Luosto ©
Luosto
Amethyst Mine Lapland ©
Amethyst Mine Lapland

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