13 days in Lapland Itinerary

13 days in Lapland Itinerary

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Route & dates

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Akaslompolo
— 1 night
2
Levi
— 2 nights
3
Inari
— 2 nights
4
Sodankyla
— 2 nights
5
Salla
— 1 night
6
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights

1
night
Akaslompolo

Akaslompolo ©
To see traveler tips, maps, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Akaslompolo vacation maker site.

Mexico City, Mexico to Akaslompolo is an approximately 26-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET), which is usually an 8 hour difference. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from Mexico City in December: high temperatures in Akaslompolo hover around -5°C and lows are around -15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can go by car to Levi.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Nature · Parks

Side Trip

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

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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.
On the 25th (Wed), grab your bike and head to Levi Ski Resort. On the 26th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: hit the slopes at Kids' Land, look for all kinds of wild species at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm, then join the crowd at Icekarting Levi, then take in the exciting artwork at LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery, and finally take a stroll through Ounasjoki - River for activities.

For more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Levi trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Akaslompolo to Levi in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to -6°C, and evening lows to -15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to travel to Inari.

Things to do in Levi

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports
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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. Start off your visit on the 27th (Fri): explore the venue of The Sami Cultural Centre Sajos, then pause for some serene contemplation at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church, and then examine the collection at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center. On the 28th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the pleasant sights at Otsamo Fell and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Saint Tryphon Pechenga Orthodox Church.

To see photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Inari day trip planning site.

You can fly from Levi to Inari in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Inari are -7°C, while nighttime lows are -17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can travel to Sodankyla.

Things to do in Inari

Museums · Historic Sites
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Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church
Otsamo Fell ©
Otsamo Fell

2
nights
Sodankyla

Sodankyla ©
Sodankylä is a municipality of Finland. Start off your visit on the 29th (Sun): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Pyha-Luosto National Park. On your second day here, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Sodankyla and then view the masterpieces at Museum - Gallery Alariesto.

To find more things to do, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read Sodankyla journey app.

Traveling by car from Inari to Sodankyla takes 2.5 hours. In December, daytime highs in Sodankyla are -8°C, while nighttime lows are -17°C. On the 30th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Salla.

Things to do in Sodankyla

Nature · Parks · Museums

Side Trip

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

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night
Salla

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

For reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Salla day trip planning tool.

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. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) early enough to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Salla

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

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nights
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 take in the architecture and atmosphere at Rovaniemi Church. On the 2nd (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get in on the family fun at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, then see Santa Claus Office, and then don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village.

To see photos, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi trip site.

Traveling by car from Salla to Rovaniemi takes 2 hours. In December in Rovaniemi, expect temperatures between -6°C during the day and -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 · Tours
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Safaris
Arktikum ©
Arktikum
Rovaniemi Church ©
Rovaniemi Church

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