11 days in Lapland Itinerary

11 days in Lapland Itinerary

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11 days in Lapland Itinerary

Start: New York City
bus + 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), take in the views from Lumberjack's Candle Bridge, see the interesting displays at Christmas House Santa, then examine the collection at Santa's House of Snowmobiles, then stroll the grounds of German Soldier s Cemetery, and finally admire the masterpieces at Korundi House of Culture.

To find maps, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi day trip planning site .

New York City, USA to Rovaniemi is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 7 hours traveling from New York City to Rovaniemi. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from New York City in May: high temperatures in Rovaniemi hover around 51°F and lows are around 37°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to drive 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
Christmas House Santa ©
Christmas House Santa

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.

To find where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Akaslompolo trip planner .

Traveling by car from Rovaniemi to Akaslompolo takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Akaslompolo can reach 50°F, while at night they dip to 34°F. On the 24th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Inari.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports

Side Trip

Yllas Ski Resort
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Seven Fells Up ©
Seven Fells Up
Yllas Ski Resort ©
Yllas Ski Resort
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. Escape the urban bustle at Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus and Inari Reindeerfarm. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church and Siida.

To find photos, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read our Inari trip planning site .

Getting from Akaslompolo to Inari by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Inari can reach 49°F, while at night they dip to 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 Shopping
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Lake Inari ©
Lake Inari
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©

2
nights
Salla

Salla ©
Salla is a municipality of Finland, located in Lapland. Start off your visit on the 28th (Mon): learn about all things military at Salla Museum of War & Reconstruction, then contemplate the long history of Paikanselan Taistelualue, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Salla Ski Resort.

For where to stay, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Salla attractions site .

Traveling by car from Inari to Salla takes 5 hours. In May in Salla, expect temperatures between 50°F during the day and 34°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) so you can travel to Pyhatunturi.

Things to do in Salla

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports
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Salla Ski Resort ©
Salla Ski Resort

1
night
Pyhatunturi

Pyhatunturi ©
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Tue): take an exotic tour of a safari tour and then look for all kinds of wild species at Kopara Reindeer Park. On the 30th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Pyha-Luosto National Park.

For traveler tips, reviews, maps, and tourist information, use the Pyhatunturi tour planner.

Getting from Salla to Pyhatunturi by car takes about 2 hours. In May in Pyhatunturi, expect temperatures between 51°F during the day and 34°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) to allow enough time 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
Safaris

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