12 days in Lapland Itinerary

12 days in Lapland Itinerary

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12 days in Lapland Itinerary

Start: Stuttgart
Fly + Drive:  10​h 30​min
1
Pyhatunturi
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Salla
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Saariselka
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
4
Akaslompolo
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
Fly:  7​h 45​min
End: Stuttgart

1
night
Pyhatunturi

Pyhatunturi ©
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Sat): identify plant and animal life at Kopara Reindeer Park, then pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Sodankyla, and then get a taste of the local shopping with Museum - Gallery Alariesto. On the next day, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Pyha-Luosto National Park.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read Pyhatunturi attractions tool .

Stuttgart, Germany to Pyhatunturi is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time to Eastern European Time is 1 hour. When traveling from Stuttgart in November, plan for much colder days and a bit cooler nights in Pyhatunturi: temperatures range from -3°C by day to -9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) early enough to travel to Salla.

Things to do in Pyhatunturi

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Sodankyla, Kopara Reindeer Park
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Pyha-Luosto National Park ©
Pyha-Luosto National Park
Kopara Reindeer Park ©
Kopara Reindeer Park
Church of Sodankyla ©
Church of Sodankyla

1
night
Salla

Salla ©
Salla is a municipality of Finland, located in Lapland. On the 4th (Mon), stroll through Salla Ski Resort, then see the interesting displays at Salla Museum of War & Reconstruction, and then contemplate the long history of Paikanselan Taistelualue.

To see where to stay, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read our Salla online trip maker .

Drive from Pyhatunturi to Salla in 2 hours. In November in Salla, expect temperatures between -1°C during the day and -7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) early enough to travel to Saariselka.

Things to do in Salla

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports
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Salla Ski Resort ©
Salla Ski Resort
Salla Museum of War & Reconstruction ©

2
nights
Saariselka

Saariselka ©
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Tue): examine the collection at Gold Prospector Museum, explore the striking landscape of Urho Kekkonen National Park, then look for gifts at Hippupuoti Gift Shop, and finally have fun at Action Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get all the equipment you need at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort.

For traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read our Saariselka trip planner .

Traveling by car from Salla to Saariselka takes 3.5 hours. In November, plan for daily highs up to -3°C, and evening lows to -10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to drive to Akaslompolo.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports

Side Trip

Gold Prospector Museum
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Urho Kekkonen National Park ©
Urho Kekkonen National Park
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort ©
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort
Gold Prospector Museum ©
Gold Prospector Museum

3
nights
Akaslompolo

Akaslompolo ©
Take a break from the city and head to Seven Fells Up and Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Yllas Ski Resort and G2 Ice Karting Levi. Step out of Akaslompolo with an excursion to Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm in Sirkka--about 46 minutes away.

To find where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Akaslompolo day trip planning site .

You can drive from Saariselka to Akaslompolo in 3.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In November, daily temperatures in Akaslompolo can reach -3°C, while at night they dip to -11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports

Side Trips

Levi, Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park, Yllas Ski Resort
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Scandinavian Adventures ©
Scandinavian Adventures
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park ©
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park
Seven Fells Up ©
Seven Fells Up

3
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy and German Soldier s Cemetery. Visiting Feelapland and Syvasenvaara Fell will get you outdoors. And it doesn't end there: take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, find something for the whole family at Santa Claus Village, see Santa Claus Office, and engage your brain at Pilke Science Centre.

To find other places to visit, reviews, photos, and tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi trip planner .

You can drive from Akaslompolo to Rovaniemi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In November in Rovaniemi, expect temperatures between -2°C during the day and -7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Outdoors Parks Tours
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Arktikum ©
Arktikum
Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy ©
Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy
German Soldier s Cemetery ©
German Soldier s Cemetery

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