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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Christmas House Santa and Syvasenvaara Fell. Arktikum and Korundi House of Culture will appeal to museum buffs. Next up on the itinerary: identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, see the interesting displays at Santa's House of Snowmobiles, see Santa Claus Office, and take in the views from Lumberjack's Candle Bridge.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi online route 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. The time zone difference when traveling from Dallas to Rovaniemi is 8 hours. Traveling from Dallas in December, expect Rovaniemi to be colder, temps between 22°F and 11°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can travel to Salla.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

#Museums, #Theme Parks, #Fun & Games
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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. Kick off your visit on the 28th (Fri): fly down the slopes at Salla Ski Resort, steep yourself in history at Paikanselan Taistelualue, and then see the interesting displays at Salla Museum of War & Reconstruction.

Plan trip to Salla with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

You can drive from Rovaniemi to Salla in 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

1
night
Inari

Inari ©
Start off your visit on the 29th (Sat): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church, then examine the collection at Siida, and then get great views at Otsamo Fell.

To find traveler tips, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Inari trip planner .

You can drive from Salla to Inari in 5 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to 21°F, and evening lows to 6°F. 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), glide through natural beauty at Levi Ski Resort. Here are some ideas for day two: take an in-depth tour of Samiland, then explore and take pictures at Ice Karting Levi, then make a trip to LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery, and finally wander the streets of Ounasjoki - River for activities.

For photos, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Levi trip itinerary planning website .

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, daily temperatures in Levi can reach 22°F, while at night they dip to 8°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Akaslompolo.

Things to do in Levi

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Winter Sports
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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 ©
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Tue): stop by Akaslompolo Sportshop, then see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, and then stroll through Yllas Ski Resort.

To find ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Akaslompolo trip maker .

Traveling by car from Levi to Akaslompolo takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 23°F, and evening lows to 9°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) so you can 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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