10 days in Lapland Itinerary

10 days in Lapland Itinerary

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10 days in Lapland Itinerary

Start: Dallas
+2
tram + foot + Fly:  18​h 45​min
1
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Salla
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Saariselka
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
4
Akaslompolo
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Levi
— 2 nights
Fly:  22​h 15​min
End: Dallas

2
nights
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
You'll explore and learn at Christmas House Santa and Arktikum. Discover out-of-the-way places like Korundi House of Culture and Santa's House of Snowmobiles. The adventure continues: identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, stroll the grounds of German Soldier s Cemetery, take an in-depth tour of Rovaniemi Local History Museum, and get in on the family fun at Santa Claus Village.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read Rovaniemi online attractions planner .

Dallas, USA to Rovaniemi is an approximately 19-hour combination of tram and flight. You can also fly; or do a combination of bus and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 8 hours traveling from Dallas to Rovaniemi. In December, Rovaniemi is much colder than Dallas - with highs of 22°F and lows of 11°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can travel to Salla.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

#Museums, #Fun & Games, #Casinos
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Safaris
Christmas House Santa ©
Christmas House Santa
Korundi House of Culture ©
Korundi House of Culture

1
night
Salla

Salla ©
Salla is a municipality of Finland, located in Lapland. Start off your visit on the 27th (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.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Salla trip maker .

Traveling by car from Rovaniemi to Salla takes 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 20°F in December, and nighttime lows around 7°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can travel to Saariselka.

Things to do in Salla

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

1
night
Saariselka

Saariselka ©
On the 28th (Fri), find something for the whole family at Angry Birds Activity Park, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel, then look for gifts at Hippupuoti Gift Shop, and finally see the interesting displays at Gold Prospector Museum.

For other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Saariselka travel route builder app .

Drive from Salla to Saariselka in 4 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Saariselka can reach 21°F, while at night they dip to 6°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can drive to Akaslompolo.

Things to do in Saariselka

#Theme Parks, #Museums, #Shopping

Side Trips

Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel, Gold Prospector Museum
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Gold Prospector Museum ©
Gold Prospector Museum
Hippupuoti Gift Shop ©
Hippupuoti Gift Shop

1
night
Akaslompolo

Akaslompolo ©
On the 29th (Sat), look for gifts at Akaslompolo Sportshop and then fly down the slopes at Yllas Ski Resort.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Akaslompolo route planning tool .

Drive from Saariselka to Akaslompolo in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 23°F, and evening lows to 9°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can go by car to Levi.

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

2
nights
Levi

Levi ©
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 30th (Sun): ski along the peaceful trails at Levi Ski Resort. On the next day, admire all the interesting features of Ice Karting Levi, get engrossed in the history at Samiland, then don't miss a visit to LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery, and finally take a stroll through Ounasjoki - River for activities.

To see where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read Levi tour itinerary maker tool .

Traveling by car from Akaslompolo to Levi takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 22°F, and evening lows to 8°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Levi

#Winter Sports, #Tours, #Outdoors
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Ice Karting Levi ©
Ice Karting Levi
LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery ©
LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery

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