10 days in Lapland Itinerary

10 days in Lapland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Lapland journey builder

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Make it your trip
Fly
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Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Drive
2
Akaslompolo
— 1 night
Drive
3
Levi
— 2 nights
Drive
4
Salla
— 1 night
Drive
5
Luosto
— 1 night
Drive to Rovaniemi Airport, Fly to Rick Husband Amarillo International Airport

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Rovaniemi

— 2 nights

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 4th (Fri), stop by Your Piece Of Finland. On the next day, examine the collection at Christmas House Santa, identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, then see Santa Claus Office, and finally try to win big at Feel Vegas - Club Rovaniemi.

For maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Rovaniemi travel route builder site.

Amarillo, USA to Rovaniemi is an approximately 27-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Amarillo to Rovaniemi is 8 hours. Expect cooler weather when traveling from Amarillo in January: highs in Rovaniemi hover around 16°F, while lows dip to 6°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to drive to Akaslompolo.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Outdoors · Winter Sports · Parks · Museums
Find places to stay Jan 4 — 6:

Akaslompolo

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 7th (Mon): look for gifts at Akaslompolo Sportshop, then surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Yllas Ski Resort.

To see photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Akaslompolo trip maker site.

Traveling by car from Rovaniemi to Akaslompolo takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Rovaniemi in January since evenings lows in Akaslompolo dip to -2°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Levi.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Outdoors · Winter Sports · Parks · Tours

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 6 — 7:

Levi

— 2 nights
Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Tue): grab your bike and head to Levi Ski Resort. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy some diversion at Kids' Land, look for gifts at Elan Ski Shop & Rental, then bet on your favorite at Icekarting Levi, and finally wander the streets of Ounasjoki - River for activities.

For traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Levi planning tool.

Getting from Akaslompolo to Levi by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 15°F, and evening lows to -1°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Salla.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors · Winter Sports · Parks · Adventure
Find places to stay Jan 7 — 9:

Salla

— 1 night
Salla is a municipality of Finland, located in Lapland. Start off your visit on the 10th (Thu): hit the slopes at Salla Ski Resort, contemplate the long history of Paikanselan Taistelualue, and then get engrossed in the history at Salla Museum of War & Reconstruction.

For maps, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, use the Salla online driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Levi to Salla in 4 hours. January in Salla sees daily highs of 15°F and lows of 2°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Luosto.

Things to do in Salla

Winter Sports · Outdoors · Parks · Museums
Find places to stay Jan 9 — 10:

Luosto

— 1 night
Nestled among vast forests and fells, Luosto represents a small idyllic resort village set on the edge of Pyha-Luosto National Park.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Fri): look for all kinds of wild species at Kopara Reindeer Park and then discover the riches below the earth's surface at Amethyst Mine Lapland.

To see photos, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Luosto vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Salla to Luosto takes 2 hours. In January in Luosto, expect temperatures between 12°F during the day and -2°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Luosto

Wildlife · Parks
Find places to stay Jan 10 — 11:

Lapland travel guide

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Landmarks · Safaris · Nightlife
The wild expanses of Lapland promise spectacular scenery, adventure, and rich cultural experiences. As the country's northernmost region, it sits well above the Arctic Circle. Despite also being the largest region, in Lapland just 3.4 percent of the Finnish population calls this great stretch of land home, leaving plenty of room for pristine lakes, dense forest, and seven unspoiled national parks. An abundance of well-marked trails await hikers of all levels, while more remote and rugged adventures beckon experienced explorers. Music is of particular importance in these parts, so try to catch a concert or dance performance during your stay.