7 days in Lapland Itinerary

7 days in Lapland Itinerary

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7 days in Lapland Itinerary

Durban
Fly:  28​h
Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
Akaslompolo
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
Saariselka
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
Salla
— 1 night
Fly:  30​h
Durban

2
days
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 9th (Wed), examine the collection at Santa's House of Snowmobiles, examine the collection at Christmas House Santa, and then snap pictures at Lumberjack's Candle Bridge. Keep things going the next day: hit the slopes at Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy, stroll the grounds of German Soldier s Cemetery, and then admire the masterpieces at Korundi House of Culture.

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Durban, South Africa to Rovaniemi is an approximately 28-hour flight. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Durban in January; daily highs in Rovaniemi reach -10°C and lows reach -17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Akaslompolo.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

#Museums, #Winter Sports, #Parks
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Christmas House Santa ©
Christmas House Santa
Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy ©
Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy
Korundi House of Culture ©
Korundi House of Culture

1
day
Akaslompolo

Akaslompolo ©
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Fri): stop by Akaslompolo Sportshop, then take an exotic tour of a safari tour, and then fly down the slopes at Yllas Ski Resort.

For photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Akaslompolo trip maker site .

You can drive from Rovaniemi to Akaslompolo in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Rovaniemi in January, expect little chillier with lows of -22°C in Akaslompolo. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) to allow time 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
Safaris
Akaslompolo Sportshop ©
Akaslompolo Sportshop

1
day
Saariselka

Saariselka ©
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sat): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel, then fly down the slopes at Urho Kekkonen National Park, then see the interesting displays at Gold Prospector Museum, and finally have fun at Action Park.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, go to the Saariselka travel route tool .

You can drive from Akaslompolo to Saariselka in 3.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In January in Saariselka, expect temperatures between -11°C during the day and -20°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can travel to Salla.

Things to do in Saariselka

#Fun & Games, #Nature, #Museums

Side Trips

Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel, Gold Prospector Museum
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Urho Kekkonen National Park ©
Urho Kekkonen National Park
Gold Prospector Museum ©
Gold Prospector Museum

1
day
Salla

Salla ©
Salla is a municipality of Finland, located in Lapland. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sun): brush up on your military savvy at Salla Museum of War & Reconstruction and then hit the slopes at Salla Ski Resort.

To find photos, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read Salla trip maker .

Traveling by car from Saariselka to Salla takes 4 hours. Expect a daytime high around -11°C in January, and nighttime lows around -19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Salla

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

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