7 days in Lapland Itinerary

7 days in Lapland Itinerary

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7 days in Lapland Itinerary

Start: Detroit
Fly:  19​h
Salla
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 45​min
Luosto
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
Saariselka
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
Akaslompolo
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Fly:  19​h
End: Detroit

few
hours
Salla

Salla ©
Salla is a municipality of Finland, located in Lapland. Start off your visit on the 12th (Tue): hit the slopes at Salla Ski Resort and then learn about all things military at Salla Museum of War & Reconstruction.

For more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Salla trip planning tool .

Detroit, USA to Salla is an approximately 19-hour flight. Traveling from Detroit to Salla, you'll lose 7 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Detroit in February; daily highs in Salla reach 22°F and lows reach 11°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) so you can travel to Luosto.

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Salla Ski Resort ©
Salla Ski Resort

1
night
Luosto

Luosto ©
On the 13th (Wed), see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, then look for all kinds of wild species at Kopara Reindeer Park, and then explore and take pictures at Amethyst Mine Lapland.

To see maps, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Luosto tour planner.

Traveling by car from Salla to Luosto takes 2 hours. In February, daily temperatures in Luosto can reach 23°F, while at night they dip to 12°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Saariselka.

Things to do in Luosto

#Wildlife, #Parks, #Tours

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Safaris
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Kopara Reindeer Park ©
Kopara Reindeer Park
Safaris
Amethyst Mine Lapland ©
Amethyst Mine Lapland

1
night
Saariselka

Saariselka ©
Start off your visit on the 14th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Gold Prospector Museum, then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Urho Kekkonen National Park, then look for gifts at Hippupuoti Gift Shop, and finally enjoy some diversion at Action Park.

To find other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read Saariselka trip planner.

Traveling by car from Luosto to Saariselka takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In February, plan for daily highs up to 22°F, and evening lows to 9°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) so you can drive to Akaslompolo.

Things to do in Saariselka

#Fun & Games, #Outdoors, #Nature

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Gold Prospector Museum
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Urho Kekkonen National Park ©
Urho Kekkonen National Park
Gold Prospector Museum ©
Gold Prospector Museum
Hippupuoti Gift Shop ©
Hippupuoti Gift Shop

1
night
Akaslompolo

Akaslompolo ©
On the 15th (Fri), look for gifts at Akaslompolo Sportshop, take an exotic tour of a safari tour, and then stroll through Yllas Ski Resort.

To see ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Akaslompolo trip itinerary planner .

Drive from Saariselka to Akaslompolo in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In February, daytime highs in Akaslompolo are 24°F, while nighttime lows are 13°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Winter Sports

Side Trip

Yllas Ski Resort
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Yllas Ski Resort ©
Yllas Ski Resort
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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.
On the 16th (Sat), take in the views from Lumberjack's Candle Bridge, then fly down the slopes at Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy, then see Santa Claus Office, and finally examine the collection at Christmas House Santa.

For ratings, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read Rovaniemi travel route tool .

Traveling by car from Akaslompolo to Rovaniemi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In February, daily temperatures in Rovaniemi can reach 22°F, while at night they dip to 14°F. You'll have a few hours on the 17th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

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Christmas House Santa ©
Christmas House Santa
Lumberjack's Candle Bridge ©
Lumberjack's Candle Bridge
Marttiinin Wanha Tehdas ©
Marttiinin Wanha Tehdas

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