12 days in Lapland Itinerary

12 days in Lapland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Lapland sightseeing planner

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Fly to Kuusamo Airport, Drive to Salla
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Salla
— 1 day
Drive
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Luosto
— 1 night
Drive
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Inari
— 2 nights
Drive
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Levi
— 2 nights
Drive
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Akaslompolo
— 2 nights
Drive
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Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
Fly

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Salla

— 1 day
Salla is a municipality of Finland, located in Lapland. Start off your visit on the 25th (Tue): stroll through Salla Ski Resort, then steep yourself in history at Paikanselan Taistelualue, and then get engrossed in the history at Salla Museum of War & Reconstruction.

For maps, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, go to the Salla planner.

Atlanta, USA to Salla is an approximately 19.5-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time is 7 hours. Traveling from Atlanta in December, expect Salla to be much colder, temps between 20°F and 7°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can drive to Luosto.

Things to do in Salla

Winter Sports · Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Dec 25 — 26:

Luosto

— 1 night
Nestled among vast forests and fells, Luosto represents a small idyllic resort village set on the edge of Pyha-Luosto National Park.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Wed): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Pyha-Luosto National Park.

For reviews, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Luosto trip planner.

Drive from Salla to Luosto in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 19°F in December, and nighttime lows around 6°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Inari.

Things to do in Luosto

Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 25 — 26:
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Inari

— 2 nights
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. Start off your visit on the 27th (Thu): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Lemmenjoki National Park. Here are some ideas for day two: pause for some serene contemplation at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church, then examine the collection at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center, and then get your bearings at The Sami Cultural Centre Sajos.

To see more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read our Inari online trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Luosto to Inari takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. In December, daytime highs in Inari are 21°F, while nighttime lows are 6°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can go by car to Levi.

Things to do in Inari

Parks · Nature · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 26 — 28:

Levi

— 2 nights
Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sat): explore the landscape on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take a stroll through Ounasjoki - River for activities, get a taste of the local shopping with LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery, have some family-friendly fun at Kids' Land, then get engrossed in the history at Samiland, and finally join the crowd at Icekarting Levi.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Levi tour planner.

Getting from Inari to Levi by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 22°F, and evening lows to 8°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) so you can drive to Akaslompolo.

Things to do in Levi

Winter Sports · Parks · Outdoors · Tours
Find places to stay Dec 28 — 30:

Akaslompolo

— 2 nights
On the 31st (Mon), look for gifts at Akaslompolo Sportshop, then stroll through Yllas Ski Resort, then examine the collection at Muonion Kotiseutumuseo, and finally contemplate the long history of Keimioniemi Fishing Cabins. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get outside with Seven Fells Up.

To see traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Akaslompolo vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Levi to Akaslompolo takes an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and shuttle. December in Akaslompolo sees daily highs of 23°F and lows of 9°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Tue) to allow time for the car ride to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Outdoors · Winter Sports · Parks · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 30 — Jan 1:

Rovaniemi

— 3 nights

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 2nd (Wed), fly down the slopes at Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy and then find something for the whole family at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu): try to win big at Feel Vegas - Club Rovaniemi, make a trip to Lordi's Square, then look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, then see Santa Claus Office, and finally make a trip to Santa Claus Village.

To see traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Rovaniemi road trip app.

Getting from Akaslompolo to Rovaniemi by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. Traveling from Akaslompolo in January, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Rovaniemi, with lows of 6°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Outdoors · Winter Sports · Theme Parks · Parks
Find places to stay Jan 1 — 4:

Lapland travel guide

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Landmarks · Safaris · Nightlife
The wild expanses of Lapland promise spectacular scenery, adventure, and rich cultural experiences. As the country's northernmost region, it sits well above the Arctic Circle. Despite also being the largest region, in Lapland just 3.4 percent of the Finnish population calls this great stretch of land home, leaving plenty of room for pristine lakes, dense forest, and seven unspoiled national parks. An abundance of well-marked trails await hikers of all levels, while more remote and rugged adventures beckon experienced explorers. Music is of particular importance in these parts, so try to catch a concert or dance performance during your stay.