11 days in Lapland Itinerary

11 days in Lapland Itinerary

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11 days in Lapland Itinerary

Start: Dubai
Fly:  12​h 30​min
1
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Salla
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Saariselka
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
4
Akaslompolo
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  14​h 15​min
End: Dubai

2
nights
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Take a break from the city and head to Safaris and Auttikongas. Discover out-of-the-way places like Santa's House of Snowmobiles and Lumberjack's Candle Bridge. The adventure continues: get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, have fun at Santa Claus Office, get in on the family fun at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, and pause for some serene contemplation at Rovaniemi Church.

To see other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Rovaniemi trip planning app .

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Rovaniemi is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Dubai to Rovaniemi. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from Dubai in November, with highs in Rovaniemi at -2°C and lows at -7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) early enough to travel to Salla.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks Museums Wildlife
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Safaris
Santa's House of Snowmobiles ©
Santa's House of Snowmobiles
Arktikum ©
Arktikum

1
night
Salla

Salla ©
Salla is a municipality of Finland, located in Lapland. Start off your visit on the 3rd (Tue): learn about all things military at Salla Museum of War & Reconstruction, fly down the slopes at Salla Ski Resort, and then contemplate the long history of Paikanselan Taistelualue.

To see reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Salla trip planning website .

Traveling by car from Rovaniemi to Salla takes 2 hours. December in Salla sees daily highs of -7°C and lows of -16°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) to allow time to travel to Saariselka.

Things to do in Salla

Outdoors Winter Sports Parks
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Salla Ski Resort ©
Salla Ski Resort

3
nights
Saariselka

Saariselka ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church and Gold Prospector Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore hidden gems such as Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort and Inari Reindeerfarm. Explore Saariselka's surroundings by going to Inari (Siida & The Sami Cultural Centre Sajos).

To find traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read Saariselka trip planner.

You can drive from Salla to Saariselka in 4 hours. December in Saariselka sees daily highs of -7°C and lows of -17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Akaslompolo.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors Winter Sports Parks

Side Trips

Inari, Gold Prospector Museum
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Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort ©
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church
Gold Prospector Museum ©
Gold Prospector Museum

2
nights
Akaslompolo

Akaslompolo ©
On the 7th (Sat), ski along the peaceful trails at Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park. Keep things going the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm, have some family-friendly fun at Kid's Land, and then fly down the slopes at Yllas Ski Resort.

To see photos, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Akaslompolo road trip planner .

You can drive from Saariselka to Akaslompolo in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around -5°C in December, and nighttime lows around -15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trips

Levi, Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park, Yllas Ski Resort
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Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park ©
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park
Yllas Ski Resort ©
Yllas Ski Resort

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