12 days in Lapland Itinerary

12 days in Lapland Itinerary

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12 days in Lapland Itinerary

Start: New Delhi
Fly:  18​h 15​min
1
Saariselka
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
2
Akaslompolo
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Rovaniemi
— 5 nights
Fly:  13​h 45​min
End: New Delhi

2
nights
Saariselka

Saariselka ©
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center and Saint Tryphon Pechenga Orthodox Church. Do your shopping at The Sami Cultural Centre Sajos and Hippupuoti Gift Shop. Step out of Saariselka with an excursion to Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church in Inari--about 1h 10 min away.

To see more things to do, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Saariselka sightseeing planning website .

New Delhi, India to Saariselka is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from India Standard Time (IST) to Eastern European Time (EET) is minus 3 hours. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from New Delhi in December; daily highs in Saariselka reach -7°C and lows reach -17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can go by car to Akaslompolo.

Things to do in Saariselka

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trips

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

3
nights
Akaslompolo

Akaslompolo ©
Head to LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery and Sarestoniemi Museumfor some retail therapy. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Akaslompolo: Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm (in Sirkka), Levi (Icekarting Levi, Levi Ski Resort, & more) and Snow Village (in Kittila).

For reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Akaslompolo visit planner .

You can drive from Saariselka to Akaslompolo in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Akaslompolo are -5°C, while nighttime lows are -15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trips

Levi, Kittila, Yllas Ski Resort
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery ©
LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery
Sarestoniemi Museum ©
Sarestoniemi Museum

5
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Arktikum and Rovaniemi Church. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Rovaniemi: Amethyst Mine Lapland (in Luosto) and Salla Museum of War & Reconstruction (in Salla). There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village, get curious at Pilke Science Centre, see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, and join in the after-dark buzz at Feel Vegas - Club Rovaniemi.

For ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi trip itinerary planner .

You can drive from Akaslompolo to Rovaniemi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to -6°C, and evening lows to -13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums Theme Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Amethyst Mine Lapland, Salla Museum of War & Reconstruction
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Arktikum ©
Arktikum
Rovaniemi Church ©
Rovaniemi Church
Pilke Science Centre ©
Pilke Science Centre

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