9 days in Lapland Itinerary

9 days in Lapland Itinerary

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9 days in Lapland Itinerary

Start: Vienna
Fly:  10​h 30​min
Salla
— Few hours
Drive:  3​h
Tankavaara
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
Inari
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
Rovaniemi
— 4 nights
Fly:  8​h 15​min
End: Vienna

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Salla

Salla ©
Salla is a municipality of Finland, located in Lapland. Start off your visit on the 7th (Mon): hit the slopes at Salla Ski Resort and then join in the after-dark buzz at Salla Museum of War & Reconstruction.

To see ratings, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read Salla trip itinerary planner .

Vienna, Austria to Salla is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Vienna to Salla. In January, Salla is cooler than Vienna - with highs of -11°C and lows of -19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can travel to Tankavaara.

Things to do in Salla

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

1
night
Tankavaara

Tankavaara ©
Start off your visit on the 8th (Tue): stroll through Pyha-Nattanen Fell and then see the interesting displays at Gold Prospector Museum.

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Drive from Salla to Tankavaara in 3.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around -11°C in January, and nighttime lows around -20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Inari.

Things to do in Tankavaara

#Outdoors, #Trails, #Parks

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Pyha-Nattanen Fell
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Gold Prospector Museum ©
Gold Prospector Museum

2
nights
Inari

Inari ©
Start off your visit on the 9th (Wed): take in the pleasant sights at Otsamo Fell and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Saint Tryphon Pechenga Orthodox Church. On your second day here, take a stroll around The Sami Cultural Centre Sajos, pause for some serene contemplation at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church, and then see the interesting displays at Siida.

For where to stay, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, use the Inari online trip itinerary planner .

You can drive from Tankavaara to Inari in 1.5 hours. In January in Inari, expect temperatures between -11°C during the day and -20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Inari

#Museums, #Tours, #Shopping
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Siida ©
Siida
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church
The Sami Cultural Centre Sajos ©
The Sami Cultural Centre Sajos

4
nights
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Step off the beaten path and head to Christmas House Santa and Santa's House of Snowmobiles. Get a sense of the local culture at Arktikum and Rovaniemi Church. There's lots more to do: take an exotic tour of a safari tour, make a trip to Lordi's Square, explore the different monuments and memorials at German Soldier s Cemetery, and try to win big at Feel Vegas - Club Rovaniemi.

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Traveling by car from Inari to Rovaniemi takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of shuttle and flight. In January, plan for daily highs up to -10°C, and evening lows to -17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

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

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