12 days in Lapland Itinerary

12 days in Lapland Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
2
Luosto
— 1 night
3
Salla
— 1 night
4
Saariselka
— 2 nights
5
Akaslompolo
— 2 nights

3
nights
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Take a break from the city and head to Safaris and Syvasenvaara Fell. Explore hidden gems such as Auttikongas and Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy. The adventure continues: find something for the whole family at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, make a trip to Marttiini Store Old Factory, have some family-friendly fun at Snowman World Igloo Hotel, and take an in-depth tour of Forestry Museum of Lapland.

To find reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Rovaniemi trip tool.

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Rovaniemi is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 6 hours traveling from Kuala Lumpur to Rovaniemi. Traveling from Kuala Lumpur in December, expect Rovaniemi to be much colder, temps between -6°C and -13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to drive to Luosto.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks · Outdoors · Museums
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Safaris
Auttikongas ©
Auttikongas
Marttiini Store Old Factory ©
Marttiini Store Old Factory

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 striking landscape of Pyha-Luosto National Park.

For photos, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Luosto online tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Rovaniemi to Luosto in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Rovaniemi in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Luosto, with lows of -17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can go by car to Salla.

Things to do in Luosto

Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Pyha-Luosto National Park
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Pyha-Luosto National Park ©
Pyha-Luosto National Park

1
night
Salla

Salla ©
Salla is a municipality of Finland, located in Lapland. Kick off your visit on the 30th (Sun): take an in-depth tour of Salla Museum of War & Reconstruction and then stroll through Salla Ski Resort.

To find ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Salla day trip website.

Traveling by car from Luosto to Salla takes 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around -7°C in December, and nighttime lows around -16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) so you can travel to Saariselka.

Things to do in Salla

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

2
nights
Saariselka

Saariselka ©
Outdoor pursuits--ranging from cross-country skiing and snowmobiling to reindeer safaris and chasing Northern Lights--draw the largest number of tourists to Saariselka.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Mon): hit the slopes at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort. Here are some ideas for day two: pause for some serene contemplation at Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel, then hit the slopes at Urho Kekkonen National Park, and then find something for the whole family at Angry Birds Activity Park.

For traveler tips, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read Saariselka travel route builder app.

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 · Winter Sports · Outdoors

Side Trip

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

2
nights
Akaslompolo

Akaslompolo ©
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): look for gifts at Akaslompolo Sportshop, see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, and then hit the slopes at Yllas Ski Resort. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu): ski along the peaceful trails at Levi Ski Resort.

To see photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Akaslompolo trip builder.

You can drive from Saariselka to Akaslompolo in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Akaslompolo can reach -11°C, while at night they dip to -22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports

Side Trips

Yllas Ski Resort, Levi Ski Resort
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Safaris
Akaslompolo Sportshop ©
Akaslompolo Sportshop

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