11 days in Lapland Itinerary

11 days in Lapland Itinerary

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11 days in Lapland Itinerary

Start: Dallas
Fly:  20​h 30​min
1
Luosto
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Salla
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Saariselka
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
4
Akaslompolo
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Rovaniemi
— 4 nights
+2
Fly + foot + tram:  18​h 45​min
End: Dallas

1
night
Luosto

Luosto ©
Here are some ideas for day two: explore the striking landscape of Pyha-Luosto National Park.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Luosto vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Dallas, USA to Luosto is an approximately 20.5-hour flight. Traveling from Dallas to Luosto, you'll lose 8 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from Dallas in December, with highs in Luosto at 19°F and lows at 6°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Salla.

Things to do in Luosto

#Nature, #Parks

Side Trip

Pyha-Luosto National Park
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Pyha-Luosto National Park ©
Pyha-Luosto National Park

1
night
Salla

Salla ©
Salla is a municipality of Finland, located in Lapland. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Wed): fly down the slopes at Salla Ski Resort, contemplate the long history of Paikanselan Taistelualue, and then learn about all things military at Salla Museum of War & Reconstruction.

For photos, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read Salla day trip app .

You can drive from Luosto to Salla in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 20°F in December, and nighttime lows around 7°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Saariselka.

Things to do in Salla

#Parks, #Winter Sports, #Outdoors
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Salla Ski Resort ©
Salla Ski Resort

1
night
Saariselka

Saariselka ©
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Thu): fly down the slopes at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort.

To find ratings, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Saariselka trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Salla to Saariselka takes 4 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Saariselka can reach 21°F, while at night they dip to 6°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can go by car to Akaslompolo.

Things to do in Saariselka

#Parks, #Winter Sports, #Outdoors
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Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort ©
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort

2
nights
Akaslompolo

Akaslompolo ©
Start off your visit on the 28th (Fri): relax in the rural setting at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm, don't miss a visit to Ounasjoki - River for activities, and then hit the slopes at Yllas Ski Resort. Keep things going the next day: ski along the peaceful trails at Levi Ski Resort.

To see photos, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Akaslompolo journey builder website .

You can drive from Saariselka to Akaslompolo in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December in Akaslompolo, expect temperatures between 23°F during the day and 9°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Winter Sports

Side Trips

Levi, Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm, Yllas Ski Resort
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Yllas Ski Resort ©
Yllas Ski Resort
Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort

4
nights
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy and Christmas House Santa. Step out of the city life by going to Safaris and Syvasenvaara Fell. There's lots more to do: raise your glass at Feel Vegas - Club Rovaniemi, don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Office, find something for the whole family at Santa Claus Village, and look for gifts at Your Piece Of Finland.

To see maps, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read Rovaniemi trip planner .

Getting from Akaslompolo to Rovaniemi by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In December in Rovaniemi, expect temperatures between 22°F during the day and 11°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Wed) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

#Theme Parks, #Parks, #Outdoors
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Safaris
Feel Vegas - Club Rovaniemi ©
Feel Vegas - Club Rovaniemi
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village

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