11 days in Lapland Itinerary

11 days in Lapland Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Dubai
Fly + Bus:  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

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 Santa's House of Snowmobiles and Your Piece Of Finland. Get in touch with nature at Auttikongas and Safaris. Next up on the itinerary: get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Office, explore the different monuments and memorials at German Soldier s Cemetery, and get in on the family fun at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus.

For reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Rovaniemi road trip planning website.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Rovaniemi is an approximately 13- hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Dubai to Rovaniemi. In November, Rovaniemi is colder than Dubai - with highs of -2°C and lows of -7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) so you can travel to Salla.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks Museums Tours
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Arktikum ©
Arktikum
Safaris
Auttikongas ©
Auttikongas

1
night
Salla

Salla ©
Salla is a municipality of Finland, located in Lapland. On the 3rd (Tue), take an in-depth tour of Salla Museum of War & Reconstruction, then stroll through Salla Ski Resort, and then steep yourself in history at Paikanselan Taistelualue.

To find reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Salla trip planner.

Drive from Rovaniemi to Salla in 2 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Salla can reach -7°C, while at night they dip to -16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) early enough to travel to Saariselka.

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

3
nights
Saariselka

Saariselka ©
Outdoor pursuits--ranging from cross-country skiing and snowmobiling to reindeer safaris and chasing Northern Lights--draw the largest number of tourists to Saariselka.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church and Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Gold Prospector Museum and Inari Reindeer Farm. Take a break from Saariselka with a short trip to The Sami Cultural Centre Sajos in Inari, about 1 hour away. categoryPhrases.sentence.On_the_day_spend_an_exhilarating_day_on_the_slopes_at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort.

For reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Saariselka trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Salla to Saariselka in 4 hours. Expect a daytime high around -7°C in December, and nighttime lows around -17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can go by car to Akaslompolo.

Things to do in Saariselka

Winter Sports Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Inari, Gold Prospector Museum
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Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church
Gold Prospector Museum ©
Gold Prospector Museum
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center

2
nights
Akaslompolo

Akaslompolo ©
On the 7th (Sat), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park. Here are some ideas for day two: look for all kinds of wild species at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm, fly down the slopes at Kids' Land, and then hit the slopes at Yllas Ski Resort.

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

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Parks Nature 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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