13 days in Lapland Itinerary

13 days in Lapland Itinerary

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13 days in Lapland Itinerary

Start: Riyadh
Fly + Drive:  21​h 45​min
1
Akaslompolo
— 1 day
bus:  1​h 15​min
2
Levi
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h
3
Saariselka
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
4
Salla
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Luosto
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
6
Rovaniemi
— 4 nights
Fly:  20​h
End: Riyadh

1
day
Akaslompolo

Akaslompolo ©
On the 22nd (Sat), stop by Akaslompolo Sportshop and then hit the slopes at Yllas Ski Resort.

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

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia to Akaslompolo is an approximately 22-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Riyadh to Akaslompolo is minus 1 hour. In December, Akaslompolo is much colder than Riyadh - with highs of -5°C and lows of -15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to drive to Levi.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Winter Sports Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Yllas Ski Resort
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Yllas Ski Resort ©
Yllas Ski Resort
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 23rd (Sun): glide through natural beauty at Levi Ski Resort. On your second day here, find something for the whole family at Levi Huskypark, then explore and take pictures at Ice Karting Levi, and then have some family-friendly fun at Kid's Land.

Before you visit Levi, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

You can drive from Akaslompolo to Levi in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Levi are -6°C, while nighttime lows are -15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to travel to Saariselka.

Things to do in Levi

Winter Sports Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Levi Huskypark
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Levi Huskypark ©
Levi Huskypark
Icekarting Levi ©
Icekarting Levi

1
night
Saariselka

Saariselka ©
Start off your visit on the 25th (Tue): see the interesting displays at Gold Prospector Museum, get in on the family fun at Angry Birds Activity Park, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read our Saariselka tour itinerary planning app .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Levi to Saariselka in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Saariselka are -7°C, while nighttime lows are -17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can travel to Salla.

Things to do in Saariselka

Theme Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Gold Prospector Museum, Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel
Find places to stay Dec 24 — 25:
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Angry Birds Activity Park ©
Angry Birds Activity Park
Gold Prospector Museum ©
Gold Prospector Museum

1
night
Salla

Salla ©
Salla is a municipality of Finland, located in Lapland. On the 26th (Wed), brush up on your military savvy at Salla Museum of War & Reconstruction, then steep yourself in history at Paikanselan Taistelualue, and then fly down the slopes at Salla Ski Resort.

To see ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Salla online vacation planner .

You can drive from Saariselka to Salla in 4 hours. Expect a daytime high around -7°C in December, and nighttime lows around -16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) early enough 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 ©
Paikanselan Taistelualue ©
Paikanselan Taistelualue

2
nights
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 27th (Thu): explore and take pictures at Amethyst Mine Lapland, then explore the world behind art at Museum - Gallery Alariesto, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Sodankyla. On the 28th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Pyha-Luosto National Park.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Luosto day trip planner .

Traveling by car from Salla to Luosto takes 2 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Luosto can reach -8°C, while at night they dip to -17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Luosto

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Sodankyla, Pyha-Luosto National Park
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Pyha-Luosto National Park ©
Pyha-Luosto National Park
Church of Sodankyla ©
Church of Sodankyla
Amethyst Mine Lapland ©
Amethyst Mine Lapland

4
nights
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy and Korundi House of Culture. Do some cultural sightseeing at Christmas House Santa and Pilke Science Centre. The adventure continues: find something for the whole family at SantaPark, make a trip to Marttiinin Wanha Tehdas, pause for some serene contemplation at Rovaniemi Church, and snap pictures at Lumberjack's Candle Bridge.

For more things to do, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi itinerary maker website .

Traveling by car from Luosto to Rovaniemi takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around -6°C in December, and nighttime lows around -13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks Museums Outdoors
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Safaris
Arktikum ©
Arktikum

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