9 days in Lapland Itinerary

9 days in Lapland Itinerary

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Start: Amsterdam
Fly + Drive:  9 h 15 min
1
Akaslompolo
— 1 night
Bus:  1 h 15 min
2
Levi
— 2 nights
Fly + Bus:  3 h
3
Saariselka
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
4
Salla
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 30 min
5
Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Fly:  7 h 30 min
End: Amsterdam

1
night
Akaslompolo

Akaslompolo ©
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Tue): don't miss a visit to Lapland Hotels SnowVillage, then look for gifts at Akaslompolo Sportshop, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Yllas Ski Resort. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the striking landscape of Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park.

For ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read Akaslompolo trip itinerary website.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Akaslompolo is an approximately 11- hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Traveling from Amsterdam to Akaslompolo, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from Amsterdam in January, with highs in Akaslompolo at -11°C and lows at -22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) to allow time to take a bus to Levi.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Parks Nature Winter Sports

Side Trips

Lapland Hotels SnowVillage, Yllas Ski Resort, Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park
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Yllas Ski Resort ©
Yllas Ski Resort
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park ©
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park
Akaslompolo Sportshop ©
Akaslompolo Sportshop

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.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Thu): stroll through Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm, bet on your favorite at Icekarting Levi, and then make a trip to Giewont Husky Adventures. On the 18th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: have fun at Kids' Land, then stop by Elan Ski Shop & Rental, then view the masterpieces at LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery, and finally have some family-friendly fun at G2 ICEKARTING.

To see ratings, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Levi day trip tool.

Getting from Akaslompolo to Levi by bus takes about an hour. Other options: drive. In January, daytime highs in Levi are -11°C, while nighttime lows are -21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) so you can travel to Saariselka.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors Fun & Games Shopping

Side Trip

Giewont Husky Adventures
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Elan Ski Shop & Rental ©
Elan Ski Shop & Rental
Giewont Husky Adventures ©
Giewont Husky Adventures
LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery ©
LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sat): hit the slopes at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Sun): look for gifts at Shamaan Design - Lappi Shop, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Urho Kekkonen National Park, and then examine the collection at Gold Prospector Museum.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read our Saariselka tour itinerary maker site.

Getting from Levi to Saariselka by combination of flight and bus takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Saariselka can reach -11°C, while at night they dip to -20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) so you can travel to Salla.

Things to do in Saariselka

Winter Sports Outdoors Parks

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

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Salla

Salla ©
Salla is a municipality of Finland, located in Lapland. Start off your visit on the 21st (Mon): get engrossed in the history at Salla Museum of War & Reconstruction and then hit the slopes at Salla Ski Resort.

To see traveler tips, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Salla driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Saariselka to Salla in 4 hours. Expect a daytime high around -11°C in January, and nighttime lows around -19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) so you can travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Salla

Winter Sports Outdoors Parks
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Salla Ski Resort ©
Salla Ski Resort
Salla Museum of War & Reconstruction ©
Salla Museum of War & Reconstruction

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night
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Tue): stroll through Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy and then look for gifts at LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier.

To see maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi attractions planner.

You can drive from Salla to Rovaniemi in 2 hours. In January, plan for daily highs up to -10°C, and evening lows to -17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Winter Sports Outdoors Parks
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Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy ©
Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy

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