8 days in Lapland Itinerary

8 days in Lapland Itinerary

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8 days in Lapland Itinerary

Start: Atlanta
Fly:  18​h 15​min
Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
Akaslompolo
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
Levi
— 1 night
+2
bus + Fly + shuttle:  2​h 30​min
Inari
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
Salla
— 2 nights
Fly:  18​h 30​min
End: Atlanta

1
night
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Sun): Head underground at Syvasenvaara Fell, admire the masterpieces at Korundi House of Culture, and then get your game on at Feel Vegas - Club Rovaniemi. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: hit the slopes at Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy, see the interesting displays at Santa's House of Snowmobiles, and then examine the collection at Christmas House Santa.

To see other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi itinerary builder website .

Atlanta, USA to Rovaniemi is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Eastern European Time, which is usually a 7 hour difference. Traveling from Atlanta in November, expect Rovaniemi to be cooler, temps between 28°F and 20°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) so you can go by car to Akaslompolo.

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Christmas House Santa ©
Christmas House Santa
Korundi House of Culture ©
Korundi House of Culture
Santa's House of Snowmobiles ©
Santa's House of Snowmobiles

1
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Akaslompolo

Akaslompolo ©
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Tue): look for gifts at Akaslompolo Sportshop, then get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, and then hit the slopes at Yllas Ski Resort.

For reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Akaslompolo road trip app .

You can drive from Rovaniemi to Akaslompolo in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Traveling from Rovaniemi in November, plan for little chillier nights in Akaslompolo, with lows around 15°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) so you can drive to Levi.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

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

1
night
Levi

Levi
Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
On the 21st (Wed), experience rural life at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm, then take a stroll through Ounasjoki - River for activities, and then take an in-depth tour of Samiland.

To see traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read Levi online tour itinerary planner .

You can drive from Akaslompolo to Levi in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. November in Levi sees daily highs of 26°F and lows of 15°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to travel to Inari.

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Inari

Inari ©
On the 22nd (Thu), get outside with Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus, take a stroll around The Sami Cultural Centre Sajos, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church.

For more things to do, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read Inari trip itinerary website .

Getting from Levi to Inari by combination of bus, flight, and shuttle takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 27°F in November, and nighttime lows around 16°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) so you can travel to Salla.

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Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church
Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus ©
Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus
The Sami Cultural Centre Sajos ©
The Sami Cultural Centre Sajos

2
nights
Salla

Salla ©
Salla is a municipality of Finland, located in Lapland. On the 23rd (Fri), hit the slopes at Salla Ski Resort, steep yourself in history at Paikanselan Taistelualue, and then brush up on your military savvy at Salla Museum of War & Reconstruction.

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

Traveling by car from Inari to Salla takes 5 hours. In November, daily temperatures in Salla can reach 29°F, while at night they dip to 20°F. You will leave for home on the 24th (Sat).

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Salla Ski Resort ©
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