12 days in Lapland Itinerary

12 days in Lapland Itinerary

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12 days in Lapland Itinerary

Start: Newark
Fly:  20​h 15​min
1
Akaslompolo
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Levi
— 2 nights
+2
bus + Fly + bus:  3​h
3
Saariselka
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
4
Salla
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
Fly:  16​h 45​min
End: Newark


1
night
Akaslompolo

Akaslompolo ©
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): look for gifts at Akaslompolo Sportshop and then fly down the slopes at Yllas Ski Resort. On the next day, glide through natural beauty at Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park.

To see ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Akaslompolo tour planning website .

Newark, USA to Akaslompolo is an approximately 20.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Newark to Akaslompolo is 7 hours. In December, Akaslompolo is colder than Newark - with highs of 23°F and lows of 9°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can drive to Levi.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Winter Sports Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Yllas Ski Resort, Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park
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Yllas Ski Resort ©
Yllas Ski Resort
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park ©
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park
Akaslompolo Sportshop ©
Akaslompolo Sportshop

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.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Tue): examine the collection at The Sarestoniemi Museum, have some family-friendly fun at G2 Ice Karting Levi, then don't miss a visit to LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery, and finally get your game on at Kid's Land. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: ski along the peaceful trails at Levi Ski Resort.

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You can drive from Akaslompolo to Levi in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 22°F, and evening lows to 8°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) early enough to travel to Saariselka.

Things to do in Levi

Winter Sports Trails Parks

Side Trip

The Sarestoniemi Museum
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
G2 Ice Karting Levi ©
G2 Ice Karting Levi
LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery ©
LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery

3
nights
Saariselka

Saariselka ©
Get a sense of the local culture at Gold Prospector Museum and Siida. Step off the beaten path and head to Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort and Action Park. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Saariselka: Inari (Saint Tryphon Pechenga Orthodox Church & Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church).

To find maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Saariselka trip maker website .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Levi to Saariselka takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. December in Saariselka sees daily highs of 21°F and lows of 6°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can travel to Salla.

Things to do in Saariselka

Winter Sports Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Inari, Gold Prospector Museum
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Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort ©
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort
Gold Prospector Museum ©
Gold Prospector Museum
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church

1
night
Salla

Salla
Salla is a municipality of Finland, located in Lapland. Start off your visit on the 30th (Sun): contemplate the long history of Paikanselan Taistelualue and then brush up on your military savvy at Salla Museum of War & Reconstruction.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Salla online travel route planner .

You can drive from Saariselka to Salla in 3.5 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Salla can reach 20°F, while at night they dip to 7°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Sun) to allow time for travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Salla

Museums Nightlife Historic Sites
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3
nights
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Mon): find something for the whole family at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, see Santa Claus Office, and then find something for the whole family at Santa Claus Village. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for gifts at Your Piece Of Finland, then look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, then examine the collection at Santa's House of Snowmobiles, and finally take an in-depth tour of Arktikum.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi trip itinerary builder website .

Drive from Salla to Rovaniemi in 2 hours. In December, daytime highs in Rovaniemi are 22°F, while nighttime lows are 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 Wildlife
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Safaris
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Arktikum ©
Arktikum

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