10 days in Lapland Itinerary

10 days in Lapland Itinerary

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10 days in Lapland Itinerary

Start: San Francisco
Fly:  22​h 30​min
Saariselka
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
Salla
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
Luosto
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h 30​min
Akaslompolo
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Fly:  22​h
End: San Francisco

3
nights
Saariselka

Saariselka ©
On the next day, hit the slopes at Urho Kekkonen National Park, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel, and then get in on the family fun at Angry Birds Activity Park.

To see photos, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Saariselka trip itinerary planner .

San Francisco, USA to Saariselka is an approximately 22.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Eastern European Time (EET), which is usually a 10 hour difference. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from San Francisco in November, with highs in Saariselka at 27°F and lows at 16°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to travel to Salla.

Things to do in Saariselka

#Theme Parks, #Shopping, #Tours

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Urho Kekkonen National Park ©
Urho Kekkonen National Park
The Sami Cultural Centre Sajos ©
The Sami Cultural Centre Sajos

1
night
Salla

Salla ©
Salla is a municipality of Finland, located in Lapland. Start off your visit on the 9th (Fri): hit the slopes at Salla Ski Resort.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Salla trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by car from Saariselka to Salla takes 4 hours. In November, plan for daily highs up to 29°F, and evening lows to 20°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can travel to Luosto.

Things to do in Salla

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

few
hours
Luosto

Luosto ©
Start off your visit on the 10th (Sat): look for all kinds of wild species at Kopara Reindeer Park.

To find other places to visit, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read our Luosto trip planner .

Traveling by car from Salla to Luosto takes 2 hours. In November, daily temperatures in Luosto can reach 26°F, while at night they dip to 17°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can drive to Akaslompolo.

Things to do in Luosto

#Parks, #Wildlife
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Kopara Reindeer Park ©
Kopara Reindeer Park

2
nights
Akaslompolo

Akaslompolo ©
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sun): stop by Akaslompolo Sportshop, take an exotic tour of a safari tour, and then stroll through Yllas Ski Resort. On the 12th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: head outdoors with Seven Fells Up.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Akaslompolo day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Luosto to Akaslompolo takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In November, daily temperatures in Akaslompolo can reach 26°F, while at night they dip to 15°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Mon) to allow time for the car ride to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Winter Sports

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Yllas Ski Resort
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Yllas Ski Resort ©
Yllas Ski Resort
Safaris
Akaslompolo Sportshop ©
Akaslompolo Sportshop

2
nights
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 (Tue): get lost in a book at Rovaniemi City Library, then explore the fascinating underground world of Syvasenvaara Fell, and then fly down the slopes at Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy.

To see maps, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Rovaniemi day trip website .

Drive from Akaslompolo to Rovaniemi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In November in Rovaniemi, expect temperatures between 28°F during the day and 20°F at night. You will have some time to spend on the 14th (Wed) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Winter Sports
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Rovaniemi City Library ©
Rovaniemi City Library
Lumberjack's Candle Bridge ©
Lumberjack's Candle Bridge

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