10 days in Lapland Itinerary

10 days in Lapland Itinerary

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10 days in Lapland Itinerary

Start: Dublin
Fly:  10​h 15​min
1
Akaslompolo
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Tankavaara
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Inari
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
4
Salla
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
Fly:  8​h 30​min
End: Dublin

1
night
Akaslompolo

Akaslompolo ©
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sat): get outside with Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park. On the next day, stroll through Yllas Ski Resort, then gain insight at Kid's Land, and then experience rural life at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm.

To see other places to visit, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Akaslompolo online visit planner .

Dublin, Ireland to Akaslompolo is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. You can also drive. Traveling from Dublin to Akaslompolo, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from Dublin in December, with highs in Akaslompolo at -5°C and lows at -15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can travel to Tankavaara.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trips

Levi, Yllas Ski Resort, Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park
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Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park ©
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park
Yllas Ski Resort ©
Yllas Ski Resort

2
nights
Tankavaara

Tankavaara ©
Start off your visit on the 10th (Mon): fly down the slopes at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Tue): see the interesting displays at Gold Prospector Museum, then have fun at Action Park, then look for gifts at Hippupuoti Gift Shop, and finally stop by Shamaan Design - Lappi Shop.

To see where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Tankavaara online road trip planner .

You can drive from Akaslompolo to Tankavaara in 3 hours. In December in Tankavaara, expect temperatures between -7°C during the day and -17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Inari.

Things to do in Tankavaara

Outdoors Winter Sports Parks

Side Trip

Saariselka
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Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort ©
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort
Gold Prospector Museum ©
Gold Prospector Museum

1
night
Inari

Inari ©
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. On the 12th (Wed), see the interesting displays at Siida, pause for some serene contemplation at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church, and then get into the urban bustle at The Sami Cultural Centre Sajos.

Start your trip to Inari by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

Traveling by car from Tankavaara to Inari takes 1.5 hours. December in Inari sees daily highs of -7°C and lows of -17°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can travel to Salla.

Things to do in Inari

Museums Shopping Historic Sites
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Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church
The Sami Cultural Centre Sajos ©
The Sami Cultural Centre Sajos

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night
Salla

Salla ©
Salla is a municipality of Finland, located in Lapland. On the 13th (Thu), hit the slopes at Salla Ski Resort, learn about all things military at Salla Museum of War & Reconstruction, and then steep yourself in history at Paikanselan Taistelualue.

For ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Salla driving holiday planner.

Drive from Inari to Salla in 4.5 hours. In December in Salla, expect temperatures between -7°C during the day and -16°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Salla

Outdoors Winter Sports Parks
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Salla Ski Resort ©
Salla Ski Resort

3
nights
Rovaniemi

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 Feelapland and Lumberjack's Candle Bridge. Get some cultural insight at Arktikum and German Soldier s Cemetery. Next up on the itinerary: find something for the whole family at Santa Claus Village, pause for some serene contemplation at Rovaniemi Church, get engrossed in the history at Rovaniemi Local History Museum, and examine the collection at Santa's House of Snowmobiles.

For traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Rovaniemi route maker website .

Drive from Salla to Rovaniemi in 2 hours. In December in Rovaniemi, expect temperatures between -6°C during the day and -13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums Tours Outdoors
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Arktikum ©
Arktikum
Feelapland ©
Feelapland
Santa's House of Snowmobiles ©
Santa's House of Snowmobiles

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