10 days in Lapland Itinerary

10 days in Lapland Itinerary

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10 days in Lapland Itinerary

Start: Prague
Fly + Drive:  9​h 45​min
1
Pyhatunturi
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Salla
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
3
Inari
— 2 nights
4
Levi
— 2 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
5
Akaslompolo
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
6
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Fly:  7​h 45​min
End: Prague

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Pyhatunturi

Pyhatunturi ©
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Pyha-Luosto National Park.

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Prague, Czech Republic to Pyhatunturi is an approximately 10-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone changes from Central European Time to Eastern European Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from Prague in December; daily highs in Pyhatunturi reach -8°C and lows reach -17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to travel to Salla.

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Pyha-Luosto National Park ©
Pyha-Luosto National Park

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Salla

Salla ©
Salla is a municipality of Finland, located in Lapland. On the 24th (Mon), brush up on your military savvy at Salla Museum of War & Reconstruction, contemplate the long history of Paikanselan Taistelualue, and then fly down the slopes at Salla Ski Resort.

For where to stay, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read Salla online trip itinerary maker .

Drive from Pyhatunturi to Salla in 2 hours. In December, daytime highs in Salla are -7°C, while nighttime lows are -16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Inari.

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Salla Ski Resort ©
Salla Ski Resort

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Inari

Inari ©
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. Start off your visit on the 25th (Tue): pause for some serene contemplation at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church, get into the urban bustle at The Sami Cultural Centre Sajos, and then take in the pleasant sights at Otsamo Fell. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Lemmenjoki National Park.

For photos, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Inari trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Salla to Inari takes 5 hours. In December, daytime highs in Inari are -7°C, while nighttime lows are -17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) early enough to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Inari

Parks Nature Shopping

Side Trip

Lemmenjoki National Park
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Lemmenjoki National Park ©
Lemmenjoki National Park
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church
Otsamo Fell ©
Otsamo Fell

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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 27th (Thu): ski along the peaceful trails at Levi Ski Resort. Keep things going the next day: have some family-friendly fun at Kid's Land, then admire all the interesting features of Ice Karting Levi, and then get in on the family fun at Levi Huskypark.

To see photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Levi day trip planner .

You can do a combination of shuttle, flight, and bus from Inari to Levi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to -6°C, and evening lows to -15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can go by car to Akaslompolo.

Things to do in Levi

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Levi Huskypark
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Levi Huskypark ©
Levi Huskypark
Icekarting Levi ©
Icekarting Levi

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Akaslompolo

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

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Traveling by car from Levi to Akaslompolo takes 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 your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Parks Winter Sports Outdoors

Side Trip

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

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nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Sun): take in the views from Lumberjack's Candle Bridge, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy, then see Santa Claus Office, and finally enjoy some diversion at Snowman World Igloo Hotel. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: don't miss a visit to Marttiinin Wanha Tehdas, then explore the fascinating underground world of Syvasenvaara Fell, and then examine the collection at Christmas House Santa.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi day trip planner.

Drive from Akaslompolo to Rovaniemi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December in Rovaniemi, expect temperatures between -6°C during the day and -13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

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Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy ©
Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy
Marttiinin Wanha Tehdas ©
Marttiinin Wanha Tehdas
Christmas House Santa ©
Christmas House Santa

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