12 days in Lapland Itinerary

12 days in Lapland Itinerary

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12 days in Lapland Itinerary

Start: Kuala Lumpur
Fly:  18​h 30​min
1
Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Luosto
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Salla
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
4
Saariselka
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
5
Akaslompolo
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  19​h 45​min
End: Kuala Lumpur

3
nights
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Step out of the city life by going to Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy and Auttikongas. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Syvasenvaara Fell and Christmas House Santa. There's lots more to do: see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, have fun at Santa Claus Office, snap pictures at Lumberjack's Candle Bridge, and stop by Lapland Forestry Museum.

To find ratings, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi trip itinerary website .

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Rovaniemi is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Malaysia Time (MYT) to Eastern European Time (EET) is minus 6 hours. Traveling from Kuala Lumpur in December, expect Rovaniemi to be cooler, temps between -6°C and -13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can drive to Luosto.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks Outdoors Museums
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Safaris
Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy ©
Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy
Auttikongas ©
Auttikongas

1
night
Luosto

Luosto
Nestled among vast forests and fells, Luosto represents a small idyllic resort village set on the edge of Pyha-Luosto National Park.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sat): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Pyha-Luosto National Park.

To find where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Luosto online journey builder .

Traveling by car from Rovaniemi to Luosto takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Luosto when traveling from Rovaniemi in December, with lows around -17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to travel to Salla.

Things to do in Luosto

Nature Parks

Side Trip

Pyha-Luosto National Park
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1
night
Salla

Salla ©
Salla is a municipality of Finland, located in Lapland. Kick off your visit on the 30th (Sun): brush up on your military savvy at Salla Museum of War & Reconstruction and then hit the slopes at Salla Ski Resort.

To see photos, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Salla trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by car from Luosto to Salla takes 2 hours. In December, daytime highs in Salla are -7°C, while nighttime lows are -16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) early enough to travel to Saariselka.

Things to do in Salla

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports
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Salla Ski Resort ©
Salla Ski Resort

2
nights
Saariselka

Saariselka ©
On the 31st (Mon), fly down the slopes at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Urho Kekkonen National Park, and then find something for the whole family at Angry Birds Activity Park.

To see photos, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Saariselka tour itinerary builder tool .

Traveling by car from Salla to Saariselka takes 4 hours. Expect a daytime high around -7°C in December, and nighttime lows around -17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) early enough to drive to Akaslompolo.

Things to do in Saariselka

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trip

Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel
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Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort ©
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort
Urho Kekkonen National Park ©
Urho Kekkonen National Park

2
nights
Akaslompolo

On the 2nd (Wed), stop by Akaslompolo Sportshop, take an exotic tour of a safari tour, and then hit the slopes at Yllas Ski Resort. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu): glide through natural beauty at Levi Ski Resort.

To see other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Akaslompolo road trip planner .

Traveling by car from Saariselka to Akaslompolo takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around -11°C in January, and nighttime lows around -22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports

Side Trips

Yllas Ski Resort, Levi Ski Resort
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Safaris
Yllas Ski Resort ©
Yllas Ski Resort
Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort

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