13 days in Lapland Itinerary

13 days in Lapland Itinerary

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Fly to Kuusamo Airport, Drive to Salla
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Salla
— 1 day
Drive
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Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
Drive
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Kemi
— 1 night
Drive
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Akaslompolo
— 2 nights
Drive
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Levi
— 2 nights
Fly
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Saariselka
— 2 nights
Drive to Ivalo Airport, Fly to Chubu Centrair International Airport

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Salla

Salla is a municipality of Finland, located in Lapland. On the 24th (Mon), fly down the slopes at Salla Ski Resort, then take an in-depth tour of Salla Museum of War & Reconstruction, and then steep yourself in history at Paikanselan Taistelualue.

To find other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Salla trip maker.

Nagoya, Japan to Salla is an approximately 25-hour combination of flight and car. Traveling from Nagoya to Salla, you'll gain 7 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from Nagoya in December, with highs in Salla at -7°C and lows at -16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Salla

Winter Sports · Parks · Outdoors · Museums
Find places to stay Dec 24 — 25:

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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.
Visiting Auttikongas and Feelapland will get you outdoors. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier and Santa's House of Snowmobiles. And it doesn't end there: Head underground at Syvasenvaara Fell, take an in-depth tour of Rovaniemi Local History Museum, don't miss a visit to Lordi's Square, and explore the different monuments and memorials at German Soldier s Cemetery.

To see photos, maps, and more tourist information, read our Rovaniemi journey builder website.

You can drive from Salla to Rovaniemi in 2 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to -6°C, and evening lows to -13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Kemi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Nature
Find places to stay Dec 24 — 27:

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Kemi

Kemi is a town and municipality of Finland. On the 28th (Fri), pause for some serene contemplation at Tornio Church, visit Sampo Icebreaker, then admire the masterpieces at Kemin Jalokivigalleria (Kemi Gemstone Gallery), and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Kemi Church.

To find more things to do, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Kemi sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Rovaniemi to Kemi in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In December in Kemi, expect temperatures between -3°C during the day and -11°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Akaslompolo.

Things to do in Kemi

Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 27 — 28:

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Akaslompolo

Start off your visit on the 29th (Sat): stop by Akaslompolo Sportshop, hit the slopes at Yllas Ski Resort, and then contemplate the long history of Keimioniemi Fishing Cabins. Keep things going the next day: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read our Akaslompolo travel site.

Drive from Kemi to Akaslompolo in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Kemi in December, Akaslompolo is a bit cooler at night with lows of -15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) so you can drive to Levi.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Parks · Nature · Winter Sports · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 28 — 30:

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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 31st (Mon): make a trip to Giewont Husky Adventures, don't miss a visit to Lapland Hotels SnowVillage, look for all kinds of wild species at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm, then join the crowd at Icekarting Levi, and finally have some family-friendly fun at G2 ICEKARTING. On the 1st (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: make a trip to LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery and then fly down the slopes at Kids' Land.

To find traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Levi road trip planner.

Getting from Akaslompolo to Levi by car takes about an hour. Other options: 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 1st (Tue) so you can travel to Saariselka.

Things to do in Levi

Fun & Games · Parks · Winter Sports · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 30 — Jan 1:

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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.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): hit the slopes at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Urho Kekkonen National Park and then examine the collection at Gold Prospector Museum.

For maps, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Saariselka trip maker tool.

You can fly from Levi to Saariselka in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Saariselka can reach -11°C, while at night they dip to -20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Saariselka

Winter Sports · Parks · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 1 — 3:

Lapland travel guide

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Landmarks · Safaris · Nightlife
The wild expanses of Lapland promise spectacular scenery, adventure, and rich cultural experiences. As the country's northernmost region, it sits well above the Arctic Circle. Despite also being the largest region, in Lapland just 3.4 percent of the Finnish population calls this great stretch of land home, leaving plenty of room for pristine lakes, dense forest, and seven unspoiled national parks. An abundance of well-marked trails await hikers of all levels, while more remote and rugged adventures beckon experienced explorers. Music is of particular importance in these parts, so try to catch a concert or dance performance during your stay.