8 days in Lapland Itinerary

8 days in Lapland Itinerary

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8 days in Lapland Itinerary

Zurich
Fly:  10​h
Luosto
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 45​min
Salla
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
Levi
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
Akaslompolo
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
Fly:  7​h 45​min
Zurich

few
hours
Luosto

Luosto
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Mon): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Pyha-Luosto National Park.

To find where to stay, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Luosto trip planner .

Zurich, Switzerland to Luosto is an approximately 10-hour flight. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Zurich to Luosto. Traveling from Zurich in December, things will get cooler in Luosto: highs are around -8°C and lows about -17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to travel to Salla.

Things to do in Luosto

#Nature, #Parks

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Pyha-Luosto National Park
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1
day
Salla

Salla ©
Salla is a municipality of Finland, located in Lapland. Start off your visit on the 25th (Tue): learn about all things military at Salla Museum of War & Reconstruction, contemplate the long history of Paikanselan Taistelualue, and then fly down the slopes at Salla Ski Resort.

For other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Salla vacation planner .

Traveling by car from Luosto to Salla takes 2 hours. December in Salla sees daily highs of -7°C and lows of -16°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can travel to Levi.

Things to do in Salla

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

1
day
Levi

Levi ©
Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Wed): ski along the peaceful trails at Levi Ski Resort.

To find more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Levi online trip planner .

Getting from Salla to Levi by car takes about 3.5 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to -6°C, and evening lows to -15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) early enough to drive to Akaslompolo.

Things to do in Levi

#Winter Sports, #Adventure, #Tours
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort

1
day
Akaslompolo

Akaslompolo ©
On the 27th (Thu), look for gifts at Akaslompolo Sportshop and then stroll through Yllas Ski Resort.

To see reviews, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Akaslompolo online road trip planner .

You can drive from Levi to Akaslompolo in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around -5°C in December, and nighttime lows around -15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can go by car to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

#Winter Sports, #Outdoors, #Parks

Side Trip

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

3
days
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Explore hidden gems such as Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy and Marttiinin Wanha Tehdas. Visiting Safaris and Syvasenvaara Fell will get you outdoors. Next up on the itinerary: find something for the whole family at Santa Claus Village, get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Office, and take in the views from Lumberjack's Candle Bridge.

For where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read our Rovaniemi trip planner .

You can drive from Akaslompolo to Rovaniemi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Rovaniemi are -6°C, while nighttime lows are -13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

#Theme Parks, #Outdoors, #Parks
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Safaris
Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy ©
Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village

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