11 days in Lapland Itinerary

11 days in Lapland Itinerary

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Start: Dallas
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
Shuttle + Fly:  2 h 30 min
4
Levi
— 2 nights
Bus:  1 h 15 min
5
Akaslompolo
— 1 night
Drive + 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 Syvasenvaara Fell and Korundi House of Culture. Get a sense of the local culture at Santa's House of Snowmobiles and German Soldier s Cemetery. There's lots more to do: take an exotic tour of a safari tour, make a trip to Santa Claus Village, see Santa Claus Office, and get a taste of local nightlife at Feel Vegas - Club Rovaniemi.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi online trip itinerary maker.

Dallas, USA to Rovaniemi is an approximately 20- hour flight. You can also do a combination of tram and flight; or do a combination of tram, flight, and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Dallas to Rovaniemi is 8 hours. In December, Rovaniemi is much colder than Dallas - with highs of 22°F and lows of 11°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Salla.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums Theme Parks Fun & Games
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Safaris
Santa's House of Snowmobiles ©
Santa's House of Snowmobiles
German Soldier s Cemetery ©
German Soldier s Cemetery

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, steep yourself in history at Paikanselan Taistelualue, and then get engrossed in the history at Salla Museum of War & Reconstruction.

To find more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Salla day trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Rovaniemi to Salla takes 2 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to 20°F, and evening lows to 7°F. 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
Salla Museum of War & Reconstruction ©
Salla Museum of War & Reconstruction
Paikanselan Taistelualue ©
Paikanselan Taistelualue

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 29th (Sat), pause for some serene contemplation at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church, see the interesting displays at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center, and then go for a walk through Otsamo Fell.

For traveler tips and tourist information, you can read our Inari trip planner.

Drive from Salla to Inari in 5 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to 21°F, and evening lows to 6°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Inari

Museums Historic Sites
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Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center
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.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Sun): grab your bike and head to Levi Ski Resort. On the 31st (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take an in-depth tour of Samiland, bet on your favorite at Icekarting Levi, then explore the galleries of LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery, and finally visit Ounasjoki - River for activities.

To find ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Levi trip planning site.

Traveling by combination of shuttle and flight from Inari to Levi takes 3 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 up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Mon) so you can catch the bus to Akaslompolo.

Things to do in Levi

Trails Parks Outdoors
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Samiland ©
Samiland
LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery ©
LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery

1
night
Akaslompolo

Kick off your visit on the 1st (Tue): look for gifts at Akaslompolo Sportshop, then take an exotic tour of a safari tour, and then fly down the slopes at Yllas Ski Resort.

For traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read Akaslompolo travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by bus from Levi to Akaslompolo takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. In December, daytime highs in Akaslompolo are 23°F, while nighttime lows are 9°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports

Side Trip

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

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