12 days in Lapland Itinerary

12 days in Lapland Itinerary

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Drive to Newark Liberty International Airport, Fly to Kittilä Airport, Drive to Akaslompolo
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Akaslompolo
— 1 night
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Levi
— 2 nights
Fly
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Saariselka
— 3 nights
Drive
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Salla
— 1 night
Drive
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Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
Fly to Newark Liberty International Airport, Drive to Newark

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Akaslompolo

Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): stop by Akaslompolo Sportshop and then hit the slopes at Yllas Ski Resort. On the 24th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the striking landscape of Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park.

To see photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Akaslompolo road trip planner.

Newark, USA to Akaslompolo is an approximately 19.5-hour combination of car and flight. You'll lose 7 hours traveling from Newark to Akaslompolo due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Newark in December, expect Akaslompolo to be much colder, temps between 23°F and 9°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can drive to Levi.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Winter Sports

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 23 — 24:
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Yllas Ski Resort ©
Ski Area
Yllas Ski Resort
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Akaslompolo Sportshop ©
Gift & Specialty Shop
Akaslompolo Sportshop
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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 25th (Tue): explore the world behind art at Sarestoniemi Museum, then have some family-friendly fun at G2 ICEKARTING, then view the masterpieces at LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery, and finally have fun at Kids' Land. On your second day here, take a memorable tour with Levi Ski Resort.

To see where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Levi trip itinerary builder tool.

Drive from Akaslompolo to Levi in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Levi are 22°F, while nighttime lows are 8°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can travel to Saariselka.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports · Tours

Side Trip

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Levi Ski Resort ©
Must see
Levi Ski Resort
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G2 ICEKARTING ©
Entertainment Center
G2 ICEKARTING
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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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Gold Prospector Museum and Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church. Explore hidden gems such as Saariselka Bowling and Hippupuoti Gift Shop. Change things up with these side-trips from Saariselka: Inari (Saint Tryphon Pechenga Orthodox Church & Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center). categoryPhrases.sentence.On_the_day_spend_an_exhilarating_day_on_the_slopes_at. There's more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel.

For photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Saariselka travel route planning website.

Traveling by flight from Levi to Saariselka takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 21°F in December, and nighttime lows around 6°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to travel to Salla.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 26 — 29:
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Salla

Salla is a municipality of Finland, located in Lapland. On the 30th (Sun), steep yourself in history at Paikanselan Taistelualue and then take an in-depth tour of Salla Museum of War & Reconstruction.

For more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Salla trip planner.

Traveling by car from Saariselka to Salla takes 4 hours. Expect a daytime high around 20°F in December, and nighttime lows around 7°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Salla

Museums · Historic Sites
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Paikanselan Taistelualue ©
Historic Site
Paikanselan Taistelualue
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Rovaniemi

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 31st (Mon), find something for the whole family at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, then see Santa Claus Office, and then make a trip to Santa Claus Village. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stop by Your Piece Of Finland, take an exotic tour of a safari tour, then examine the collection at Santa's House of Snowmobiles, and finally get engrossed in the history at Arktikum.

For where to stay, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read Rovaniemi travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Salla to Rovaniemi takes 2 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to 22°F, and evening lows to 11°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Wed) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks · Museums · Outdoors · Tours
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