12 days in Lapland Itinerary

12 days in Lapland Itinerary

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12 days in Lapland Itinerary

Start: Atlanta
Fly:  18​h 30​min
1
Salla
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Luosto
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Inari
— 2 nights
+2
shuttle + Fly + bus:  2​h 30​min
4
Levi
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Akaslompolo
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
6
Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
Fly:  18​h 15​min
End: Atlanta

1
day
Salla

Salla ©
Salla is a municipality of Finland, located in Lapland. On the 25th (Tue), fly down the slopes at Salla Ski Resort, then contemplate the long history of Paikanselan Taistelualue, and then learn about all things military at Salla Museum of War & Reconstruction.

To see more things to do, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Salla trip builder app .

Atlanta, USA to Salla is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. You'll lose 7 hours traveling from Atlanta to Salla due to the time zone difference. In December, Salla is colder than Atlanta - with highs of 20°F and lows of 7°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can travel to Luosto.

Things to do in Salla

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

1
night
Luosto

Luosto ©
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Wed): explore the striking landscape of Pyha-Luosto National Park.

To find maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Luosto day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Salla to Luosto takes 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 19°F in December, and nighttime lows around 6°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Inari.

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

2
nights
Inari

Inari ©
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Thu): explore the striking landscape of Lemmenjoki National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church, then see the interesting displays at Siida, and then take a stroll around The Sami Cultural Centre Sajos.

To see ratings, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Inari driving holiday planner .

Drive from Luosto to Inari in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. December in Inari sees daily highs of 21°F and lows of 6°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Inari

#Tours, #Outdoors, #Nature

Side Trip

Lemmenjoki National Park
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Lemmenjoki National Park ©
Lemmenjoki National Park
Siida ©
Siida
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church

2
nights
Levi

Levi ©
Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Sat): grab your bike and head to Levi Ski Resort. Here are some ideas for day two: make a trip to Ounasjoki - River for activities, don't miss a visit to LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery, have fun at Kid's Land, then get engrossed in the history at Samiland, and finally explore and take pictures at Ice Karting Levi.

To see photos, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read our Levi journey planner .

Getting from Inari to Levi by combination of shuttle, flight, and bus takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. December in Levi sees daily highs of 22°F and lows of 8°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Akaslompolo.

Things to do in Levi

#Outdoors, #Tours, #Winter Sports
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Ice Karting Levi ©
Ice Karting Levi
LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery ©
LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery

2
nights
Akaslompolo

Akaslompolo ©
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Mon): stop by Akaslompolo Sportshop, hit the slopes at Yllas Ski Resort, then see the interesting displays 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.

For ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Akaslompolo trip itinerary builder .

Drive from Levi to Akaslompolo in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 23°F in December, and nighttime lows around 9°F. 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

Side Trips

Muonio, Yllas Ski Resort
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Yllas Ski Resort ©
Yllas Ski Resort
Akaslompolo Sportshop ©
Akaslompolo Sportshop

3
nights
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 2nd (Wed), tour the pleasant surroundings at Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy, then get in on the family fun at SantaPark, and then take in the views from Lumberjack's Candle Bridge. On the 3rd (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: try your luck at Feel Vegas - Club Rovaniemi, make a trip to Lordi's Square, see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, then see Santa Claus Office, and finally find something for the whole family at Santa Claus Village.

To find maps, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, use the Rovaniemi trip planner .

Traveling by car from Akaslompolo to Rovaniemi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Rovaniemi when traveling from Akaslompolo in January, with lows around 6°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

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

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