8 days in Lapland Itinerary

8 days in Lapland Itinerary

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8 days in Lapland Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  10​h
Akaslompolo
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
Saariselka
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
Luosto
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 45​min
End: London

1
day
Akaslompolo

Akaslompolo ©
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sat): look for gifts at Akaslompolo Sportshop and then hit the slopes at Yllas Ski Resort.

For reviews, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Akaslompolo trip itinerary planning site .

London, UK to Akaslompolo is an approximately 10-hour flight. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from London to Akaslompolo. Traveling from London in December, expect Akaslompolo to be cooler, temps between -5°C and -15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) early enough to drive to Saariselka.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Winter Sports

Side Trip

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

2
days
Saariselka

Saariselka ©
Start off your visit on the 30th (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of Saint Tryphon Pechenga Orthodox Church and then pause for some serene contemplation at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 31st (Mon): enjoy some diversion at Action Park, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel, and then find something for the whole family at Angry Birds Activity Park.

To find other places to visit and other tourist information, refer to the Saariselka holiday builder .

Getting from Akaslompolo to Saariselka by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to -7°C, and evening lows to -17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) to allow time to drive to Luosto.

Things to do in Saariselka

#Theme Parks, #Fun & Games, #Historic Sites

Side Trips

Inari, Gold Prospector Museum
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Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church
Urho Kekkonen National Park ©
Urho Kekkonen National Park
Gold Prospector Museum ©
Gold Prospector Museum

1
day
Luosto

Luosto ©
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): identify plant and animal life at Kopara Reindeer Park and then explore and take pictures at Amethyst Mine Lapland.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, use the Luosto road trip planning site .

Drive from Saariselka to Luosto in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In January in Luosto, expect temperatures between -13°C during the day and -22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) to allow time to drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Luosto

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

2
days
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Thu): fly down the slopes at Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy, then snap pictures at Lumberjack's Candle Bridge, and then admire the masterpieces at Korundi House of Culture. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at Santa's House of Snowmobiles, then Head underground at Syvasenvaara Fell, then see the interesting displays at Christmas House Santa, and finally have fun at Snowman World Igloo Hotel.

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You can drive from Luosto to Rovaniemi in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Traveling from Luosto in January, expect somewhat warmer with lows of -17°C in Rovaniemi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

#Parks, #Museums, #Outdoors
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Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy ©
Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy
Christmas House Santa ©
Christmas House Santa
Snowman World Igloo Hotel ©
Snowman World Igloo Hotel

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