13 days in Lapland Itinerary

13 days in Lapland Itinerary

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13 days in Lapland Itinerary

Start: Mexico City
Fly + Drive:  25​h
1
Akaslompolo
— 1 night
bus:  1​h 15​min
2
Levi
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
3
Inari
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
4
Sodankyla
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
5
Salla
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
6
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Fly:  22​h
End: Mexico City

1
night
Akaslompolo

Akaslompolo ©
To see where to stay, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read Akaslompolo day trip app .

Mexico City, Mexico to Akaslompolo is an approximately 25-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Mexico City to Akaslompolo is 8 hours. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from Mexico City in December, with highs in Akaslompolo at -5°C and lows at -15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Levi.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Winter Sports Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park
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Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park ©
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park

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 (Wed): ski along the peaceful trails at Levi Ski Resort. Keep things going the next day: get your game on at Kid's Land, relax in the rural setting at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm, then admire all the interesting features of Ice Karting Levi, then make a trip to LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery, and finally wander the streets of Ounasjoki - River for activities.

For where to stay, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Levi tour planner .

You can drive from Akaslompolo to Levi in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Levi can reach -6°C, while at night they dip to -15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Inari.

Things to do in Levi

Parks Winter Sports Outdoors
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery ©
LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery
Icekarting Levi ©
Icekarting Levi

2
nights
Inari

Inari ©
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. On the 27th (Fri), get into the urban bustle at The Sami Cultural Centre Sajos, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church, and then see the interesting displays at Siida. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Sat): take in the pleasant sights at Otsamo Fell and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Saint Tryphon Pechenga Orthodox Church.

For photos, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Inari trip itinerary maker tool .

Do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle from Levi to Inari in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. December in Inari sees daily highs of -7°C and lows of -17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Sodankyla.

Things to do in Inari

Shopping Museums Historic Sites
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Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church
The Sami Cultural Centre Sajos ©
The Sami Cultural Centre Sajos

2
nights
Sodankyla

Sodankyla ©
Sodankylä is a municipality of Finland. On the 29th (Sun), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Pyha-Luosto National Park. Keep things going the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Sodankyla and then get a taste of the local shopping with Museum - Gallery Alariesto.

To find other places to visit, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read Sodankyla trip itinerary app .

Traveling by car from Inari to Sodankyla takes 2.5 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to -8°C, and evening lows to -17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Mon) to allow time for travel to Salla.

Things to do in Sodankyla

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Pyha-Luosto National Park
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Pyha-Luosto National Park ©
Pyha-Luosto National Park
Church of Sodankyla ©
Church of Sodankyla

1
night
Salla

Salla ©
Salla is a municipality of Finland, located in Lapland. Kick off your visit on the 31st (Tue): fly down the slopes at Salla Ski Resort, steep yourself in history at Paikanselan Taistelualue, and then brush up on your military savvy at Salla Museum of War & Reconstruction.

For reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read Salla route planning site .

You can drive from Sodankyla to Salla in 2.5 hours. December in Salla sees daily highs of -7°C and lows of -16°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Salla

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

2
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 1st (Wed), stop by Your Piece Of Finland, then take an exotic tour of a safari tour, then take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Rovaniemi Church. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: find something for the whole family at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, then see Santa Claus Office, and then find something for the whole family at Santa Claus Village.

To find reviews, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi itinerary builder .

You can drive from Salla to Rovaniemi in 2 hours. December in Rovaniemi sees daily highs of -6°C and lows of -13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks Outdoors Wildlife
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Arktikum ©
Arktikum
Safaris
Rovaniemi Church ©
Rovaniemi Church

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