10 days in Lapland Itinerary

10 days in Lapland Itinerary

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10 days in Lapland Itinerary

Start: New York City
Fly:  21​h
Akaslompolo
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
Saariselka
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
Salla
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
Fly + bus:  16​h 15​min
End: New York City

1
night
Akaslompolo

Akaslompolo ©
On the 20th (Thu), hit the slopes at Yllas Ski Resort. On the next day, ski along the peaceful trails at Levi Ski Resort.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read our Akaslompolo online journey planner .

New York City, USA to Akaslompolo is an approximately 21-hour flight. Traveling from New York City to Akaslompolo, you'll lose 7 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from New York City in December, expect Akaslompolo to be colder, temps between 23°F and 9°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Saariselka.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

#Outdoors, #Winter Sports, #Parks

Side Trips

Yllas Ski Resort, Levi Ski Resort
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Yllas Ski Resort ©
Yllas Ski Resort
Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort

3
nights
Saariselka

Saariselka ©
Get some cultural insight at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church and Siida. Visit Saint Tryphon Pechenga Orthodox Church and Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel for their historical value. On the 24th (Mon), spend an exhilarating day on the slopes at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort.

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Drive from Akaslompolo to Saariselka in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 21°F in December, and nighttime lows around 6°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Salla.

Things to do in Saariselka

#Outdoors, #Winter Sports, #Parks

Side Trips

Inari, Gold Prospector Museum
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Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort ©
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church
Gold Prospector Museum ©
Gold Prospector Museum

1
night
Salla

Salla ©
Salla is a municipality of Finland, located in Lapland. Start off your visit on the 25th (Tue): stroll through Salla Ski Resort, then steep yourself in history at Paikanselan Taistelualue, and then brush up on your military savvy at Salla Museum of War & Reconstruction.

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You can drive from Saariselka to Salla in 4 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to 20°F, and evening lows to 7°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Salla

#Outdoors, #Winter Sports, #Parks
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Salla Ski Resort ©
Salla Ski Resort

3
nights
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Christmas House Santa and Your Piece Of Finland. Get a sense of the local culture at Arktikum and German Soldier s Cemetery. The adventure continues: see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, find something for the whole family at Santa Claus Village, snap pictures at Lumberjack's Candle Bridge, and make a trip to Santa Claus Office.

For other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi online trip itinerary maker .

You can drive from Salla to Rovaniemi in 2 hours. In December in Rovaniemi, expect temperatures between 22°F during the day and 11°F at night. On the 28th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

#Theme Parks, #Museums, #Outdoors
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Safaris
German Soldier s Cemetery ©
German Soldier s Cemetery
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Christmas House Santa

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