8 days in Lapland Itinerary

8 days in Lapland Itinerary

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8 days in Lapland Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  6​h 15​min
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
Luosto
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
Salla
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
Inari
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
Akaslompolo
— 2 nights
Fly:  10​h
End: London

2
nights
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 25th (Fri), stop by Your Piece Of Finland. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Sat): see the interesting displays at Christmas House Santa, then take an exotic tour of a safari tour, then snap pictures at Lumberjack's Candle Bridge, and finally try your luck at Feel Vegas - Club Rovaniemi.

For maps, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, use the Rovaniemi trip itinerary planning site .

London, UK to Rovaniemi is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from London to Rovaniemi due to the time zone difference. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from London in January, with highs in Rovaniemi at -10°C and lows at -17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Luosto.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

#Museums, #Fun & Games, #Theme Parks
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Christmas House Santa ©
Christmas House Santa
Korundi House of Culture ©
Korundi House of Culture

1
night
Luosto

Luosto ©
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Mon): identify plant and animal life at Kopara Reindeer Park and then admire all the interesting features of Amethyst Mine Lapland.

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

Getting from Rovaniemi to Luosto by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Traveling from Rovaniemi in January, plan for a bit cooler nights in Luosto, with lows around -22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) early enough to travel to Salla.

Things to do in Luosto

#Wildlife, #Parks
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Kopara Reindeer Park ©
Kopara Reindeer Park
Amethyst Mine Lapland ©
Amethyst Mine Lapland

1
night
Salla

Salla ©
Salla is a municipality of Finland, located in Lapland. Start off your visit on the 29th (Tue): hit the slopes at Salla Ski Resort, contemplate the long history of Paikanselan Taistelualue, and then brush up on your military savvy at Salla Museum of War & Reconstruction.

To see where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Salla travel route website .

You can drive from Luosto to Salla in 2 hours. January in Salla sees daily highs of -11°C and lows of -19°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Inari.

Things to do in Salla

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

1
night
Inari

Inari ©
On the 30th (Wed), examine the collection at Siida, pause for some serene contemplation at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church, and then take a stroll around The Sami Cultural Centre Sajos.

For more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read our Inari visit planner.

Drive from Salla to Inari in 5 hours. Expect a daytime high around -11°C in January, and nighttime lows around -20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Akaslompolo.

Things to do in Inari

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The Sami Cultural Centre Sajos ©
The Sami Cultural Centre Sajos
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church
Siida ©
Siida

2
nights
Akaslompolo

On the 31st (Thu), see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, don't miss a visit to Ounasjoki - River for activities, and then admire all the interesting features of Ice Karting Levi. Here are some ideas for day two: head outdoors with Seven Fells Up and then look for gifts at Akaslompolo Sportshop.

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Traveling by car from Inari to Akaslompolo takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In January in Akaslompolo, expect temperatures between -11°C during the day and -22°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

#Outdoors, #Wildlife, #Tours

Side Trip

Levi
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Ice Karting Levi ©
Ice Karting Levi
Akaslompolo Sportshop ©
Akaslompolo Sportshop

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