11 days in Lapland Itinerary

11 days in Lapland Itinerary

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Start: New York City
+2
Subway + Train + Fly:  15 h 15 min
1
Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 30 min
2
Akaslompolo
— 1 night
Drive:  4 h
3
Inari
— 3 nights
Drive:  4 h 15 min
4
Salla
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
5
Pyhatunturi
— 1 night
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  20 h 45 min
End: New York City

1
night
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 22nd (Tue), examine the collection at Christmas House Santa, then see the interesting displays at Santa's House of Snowmobiles, then stroll the grounds of German Soldier s Cemetery, and finally explore the world behind art at Korundi House of Culture.

To find where to stay, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read Rovaniemi trip planning site.

New York City, USA to Rovaniemi is an approximately 15.5- hour combination of subway, train, and flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of subway, train, flight, and bus. Traveling from New York City to Rovaniemi, you'll lose 7 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from New York City in May, things will get slightly colder in Rovaniemi: highs are around 51°F and lows about 37°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can go by car to Akaslompolo.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums Historic Sites
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Santa's House of Snowmobiles ©
Santa's House of Snowmobiles
German Soldier s Cemetery ©
German Soldier s Cemetery
Korundi House of Culture ©
Korundi House of Culture

1
night
Akaslompolo

Akaslompolo ©
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Wed): look for gifts at Akaslompolo Sportshop and then fly down the slopes at Yllas Ski Resort.

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Getting from Rovaniemi to Akaslompolo by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. May in Akaslompolo sees daily highs of 50°F and lows of 34°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Thu) to allow time for the car ride to Inari.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Outdoors Winter Sports Parks

Side Trip

Yllas Ski Resort
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Yllas Ski Resort ©
Yllas Ski Resort
Seven Fells Up ©
Seven Fells Up
Akaslompolo Sportshop ©
Akaslompolo Sportshop

3
nights
Inari

Inari ©
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church and Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus. Visiting Juutua Nature Trail and Lake Inari will get you outdoors. Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center, explore the venue of The Sami Cultural Centre Sajos, and relax in the rural setting at Inari Reindeer Farm.

To find photos, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Inari trip app.

You can drive from Akaslompolo to Inari in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 49°F in May, and nighttime lows around 34°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Salla.

Things to do in Inari

Outdoors Museums Trails
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Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church
Inari Reindeer Farm ©
Inari Reindeer Farm
Lake Inari ©
Lake Inari

2
nights
Salla

Salla ©
Salla is a municipality of Finland, located in Lapland. On the 28th (Mon), get engrossed in the history at Salla Museum of War & Reconstruction, then steep yourself in history at Paikanselan Taistelualue, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Salla Ski Resort.

For other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Salla road trip site.

You can drive from Inari to Salla in 5 hours. May in Salla sees daily highs of 50°F and lows of 34°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) so you can drive to Pyhatunturi.

Things to do in Salla

Winter Sports Outdoors Parks
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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
Pyhatunturi

Pyhatunturi ©
On the 29th (Tue), identify plant and animal life at Kopara Reindeer Park. On the 30th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the striking landscape of Pyha-Luosto National Park.

For traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read Pyhatunturi online route builder.

Drive from Salla to Pyhatunturi in 2 hours. In May, plan for daily highs up to 51°F, and evening lows to 34°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Pyhatunturi

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Kopara Reindeer Park
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Kopara Reindeer Park ©
Kopara Reindeer Park
Pyha-Luosto National Park ©
Pyha-Luosto National Park

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