9 days in Lapland Itinerary

9 days in Lapland Itinerary

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9 days in Lapland Itinerary

Start: Brussels
Fly + Drive:  10​h
1
Luosto
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Saariselka
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h
3
Levi
— 2 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
4
Akaslompolo
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Fly + train:  7​h 15​min
End: Brussels

1
day
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 6th (Sun): look for all kinds of wild species at Kopara Reindeer Park and then admire all the interesting features of Amethyst Mine Lapland.

For ratings, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Luosto visit planner.

Brussels, Belgium to Luosto is an approximately 10-hour flight. You can also drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Brussels to Luosto due to the time zone difference. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from Brussels in January, with highs in Luosto at -13°C and lows at -22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can drive to Saariselka.

Things to do in Luosto

Wildlife Parks
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Kopara Reindeer Park ©
Kopara Reindeer Park
Amethyst Mine Lapland ©
Amethyst Mine Lapland

2
nights
Saariselka

Saariselka ©
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Mon): fly down the slopes at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stop by Shamaan Design - Lappi Shop, explore the striking landscape of Urho Kekkonen National Park, then see the interesting displays at Gold Prospector Museum, and finally have fun at Action Park.

For photos, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Saariselka trip planner.

You can drive from Luosto to Saariselka in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In January, daytime highs in Saariselka are -11°C, while nighttime lows are -20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) so you can travel to Levi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports

Side Trip

Gold Prospector Museum
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Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort ©
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort
Urho Kekkonen National Park ©
Urho Kekkonen National Park
Gold Prospector Museum ©
Gold Prospector Museum

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.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Wed): tour the pleasant surroundings at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm, then see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, then make a trip to LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery, and finally get your game on at Kid's Land. On your second day here, explore and take pictures at Ice Karting Levi, then get all the equipment you need at Elan Ski Shop & Rental, then don't miss a visit to Snow Village, and finally don't miss a visit to Giewont Husky Adventures.

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

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Saariselka to Levi takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In January in Levi, expect temperatures between -11°C during the day and -21°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to drive to Akaslompolo.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors Wildlife Shopping

Side Trip

Kittila
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Elan Ski Shop & Rental ©
Elan Ski Shop & Rental
LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery ©
LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery
Icekarting Levi ©
Icekarting Levi

2
nights
Akaslompolo

Akaslompolo ©
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Fri): get outside with Scandinavian Adventures and then hit the slopes at Yllas Ski Resort. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Sat): tour the pleasant surroundings at Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park.

To find where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Akaslompolo road trip planning site .

You can drive from Levi to Akaslompolo in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. January in Akaslompolo sees daily highs of -11°C and lows of -22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports

Side Trips

Yllas Ski Resort, Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park
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Yllas Ski Resort ©
Yllas Ski Resort
Scandinavian Adventures ©
Scandinavian Adventures
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park ©
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park

1
night
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sun): look for gifts at Your Piece Of Finland, then hit the slopes at Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy, then snap pictures at Lumberjack's Candle Bridge, and finally make a trip to Lordi's Square.

Make your Rovaniemi itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

You can drive from Akaslompolo to Rovaniemi in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Traveling from Akaslompolo in January, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Rovaniemi, with lows of -17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports
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Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy ©
Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy
Your Piece Of Finland ©
Your Piece Of Finland
Lordi's Square ©
Lordi's Square

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