11 days in Lapland Itinerary

11 days in Lapland Itinerary

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11 days in Lapland Itinerary

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

3
nights
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Christmas House Santa and Korundi House of Culture. Visiting Safaris and Syvasenvaara Fell will get you outdoors. The adventure continues: try your luck at Feel Vegas - Club Rovaniemi, stop by Your Piece Of Finland, find something for the whole family at SantaPark, and make a trip to Marttiinin Wanha Tehdas.

To find maps, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi trip 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. Traveling from Dallas in December, things will get colder in Rovaniemi: highs are around 22°F and lows about 11°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can travel to Salla.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

#Theme Parks, #Museums, #Fun & Games
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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 28th (Fri): tour the pleasant surroundings at Salla Ski Resort, then contemplate the long history of Paikanselan Taistelualue, and then learn about all things military at Salla Museum of War & Reconstruction.

To see maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Salla travel route planner .

Traveling by car from Rovaniemi to Salla takes 2 hours. December in Salla sees daily highs of 20°F and lows of 7°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to travel to Inari.

Things to do in Salla

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

1
night
Inari

Inari ©
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sat): pause for some serene contemplation at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church, then examine the collection at Siida, and then take in the pleasant sights at Otsamo Fell.

To find ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Inari tour itinerary builder site .

Drive from Salla to Inari in 5 hours. December in Inari sees daily highs of 21°F and lows of 6°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Inari

#Museums, #Historic Sites
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Siida ©
Siida
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church
Otsamo Fell ©
Otsamo Fell

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

For maps, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Levi travel planning tool .

Traveling by combination of shuttle, flight, and bus from Inari to Levi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December in Levi, expect temperatures between 22°F during the day and 8°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Mon) so you can drive to Akaslompolo.

Things to do in Levi

#Trails, #Adventure, #Parks
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Ice Karting Levi ©
Ice Karting Levi
LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery ©
LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery

1
night
Akaslompolo

Akaslompolo ©
On the 1st (Tue), look for gifts at Akaslompolo Sportshop, look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, and then hit the slopes at Yllas Ski Resort.

To see maps and other tourist information, read Akaslompolo trip planner .

Getting from Levi to Akaslompolo by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Akaslompolo can reach 23°F, while at night they dip to 9°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Winter Sports

Side Trip

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

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