10 days in Lapland Itinerary

10 days in Lapland Itinerary

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10 days in Lapland Itinerary

Start: Zurich
Fly:  7​h 45​min
1
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Akaslompolo
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Saariselka
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
4
Salla
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Luosto
— 3 nights
Fly:  10​h
End: Zurich

2
nights
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Keep things going the next day: take in the views from Lumberjack's Candle Bridge, then identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, and then hit the slopes at Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy.

For other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi trip maker .

Zurich, Switzerland to Rovaniemi is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train, bus, and flight; or drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Zurich to Rovaniemi due to the time zone difference. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Zurich in December: high temperatures in Rovaniemi hover around -6°C and lows are around -13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Akaslompolo.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Winter Sports
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Safaris
Christmas House Santa ©
Christmas House Santa
Lumberjack's Candle Bridge ©
Lumberjack's Candle Bridge

1
night
Akaslompolo

Akaslompolo ©
On the 28th (Fri), look for gifts at Akaslompolo Sportshop and then hit the slopes at Yllas Ski Resort.

To find maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Akaslompolo trip itinerary planning site .

Traveling by car from Rovaniemi to Akaslompolo takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to -5°C, and evening lows to -15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to drive to Saariselka.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

#Outdoors, #Winter Sports, #Parks

Side Trip

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

2
nights
Saariselka

Saariselka ©
On the 29th (Sat), fly down the slopes at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort. On the 30th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: have fun at Action Park, then pause for some serene contemplation at Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel, and then get in on the family fun at Angry Birds Activity Park.

To see maps and other tourist information, read Saariselka trip planner .

Getting from Akaslompolo to Saariselka by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Saariselka can reach -7°C, while at night they dip to -17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) early enough to travel to Salla.

Things to do in Saariselka

#Outdoors, #Winter Sports, #Parks

Side Trip

Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel
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Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort ©
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort

1
night
Salla

Salla ©
Salla is a municipality of Finland, located in Lapland. On the 31st (Mon), get engrossed in the history at Salla Museum of War & Reconstruction, then contemplate the long history of Paikanselan Taistelualue, and then hit the slopes at Salla Ski Resort.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Salla trip itinerary maker site .

Getting from Saariselka to Salla by car takes about 4 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to -7°C, and evening lows to -16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Luosto.

Things to do in Salla

#Outdoors, #Winter Sports, #Parks
Find places to stay Dec 30 — 31:
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Salla Ski Resort ©
Salla Ski Resort

3
nights
Luosto

Luosto ©
Escape the urban bustle at Kopara Reindeer Park and Pyha-Luosto National Park. Step off the beaten path and head to Safaris and Church of Sodankyla.

To find photos, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Luosto day trip planner .

Traveling by car from Salla to Luosto takes 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around -8°C in December, and nighttime lows around -17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Thu) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Luosto

#Parks, #Nature, #Wildlife

Side Trips

Pyhatunturi, Church of Sodankyla
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Kopara Reindeer Park ©
Kopara Reindeer Park
Pyha-Luosto National Park ©
Pyha-Luosto National Park
Safaris

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