13 days in Lapland Itinerary

13 days in Lapland Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Boston
Fly + Drive:  18 h 15 min
1
Salla
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 45 min
2
Luosto
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 15 min
3
Saariselka
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
4
Akaslompolo
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
5
Rovaniemi
— 4 nights
Bus + Fly:  16 h
End: Boston

1
night
Salla

Salla
Salla is a municipality of Finland, located in Lapland. On the 22nd (Sat), contemplate the long history of Paikanselan Taistelualue and then take an in-depth tour of Salla Museum of War & Reconstruction. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun): take a memorable tour with Ski Resort Suomutunturi.

Plan trip to Salla with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Boston, USA to Salla is an approximately 23.5- hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET) is 7 hours. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from Boston in December, with highs in Salla at 20°F and lows at 7°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can drive to Luosto.

Things to do in Salla

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Ski Resort Suomutunturi
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Ski Resort Suomutunturi
Ski Resort Suomutunturi
Paikanselan Taistelualue ©
Paikanselan Taistelualue
Salla Museum of War & Reconstruction ©
Salla Museum of War & Reconstruction

1
night
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 24th (Mon): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Pyha-Luosto National Park.

To see photos, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read Luosto trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Salla to Luosto takes 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 19°F in December, and nighttime lows around 6°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can drive to Saariselka.

Things to do in Luosto

Nature Parks

Side Trip

Pyha-Luosto National Park
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Pyha-Luosto National Park ©
Pyha-Luosto National Park

3
nights
Saariselka

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.
Get some historical perspective at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church and Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel. Discover out-of-the-way places like Angry Birds Activity Park and Gold Prospector Museum. Step out of Saariselka to go to Inari and see The Sami Cultural Centre Sajos, which is approximately 1 hour away. categoryPhrases.sentence.On_the_day_spend_an_exhilarating_day_on_the_slopes_at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort. There's still lots to do: stop by Hippupuoti Gift Shop.

For photos, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Saariselka trip itinerary builder website.

Traveling by car from Luosto to Saariselka takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 21°F in December, and nighttime lows around 6°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can go by car to Akaslompolo.

Things to do in Saariselka

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trips

Inari, Gold Prospector Museum
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Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church
Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel ©
Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort ©
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort

2
nights
Akaslompolo

Akaslompolo ©
Start off your visit on the 28th (Fri): look for all kinds of wild species at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm, wander the streets of Ounasjoki - River for activities, and then stroll through Yllas Ski Resort. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Sat): grab your bike and head to Levi Ski Resort.

For photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Akaslompolo planner.

Traveling by car from Saariselka to Akaslompolo takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. In December in Akaslompolo, expect temperatures between 23°F during the day and 9°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trips

Levi, Yllas Ski Resort
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Yllas Ski Resort ©
Yllas Ski Resort
Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort

4
nights
Rovaniemi

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 Syvasenvaara Fell and Feelapland. The adventure continues: try your luck at Feel Vegas - Club Rovaniemi, get your game on at Snowman World Igloo Hotel, get some fabulous bargains at Marttiini Store Old Factory, and get lost in a book at Rovaniemi City Library.

To see maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Rovaniemi trip planner.

Getting from Akaslompolo to Rovaniemi by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 22°F, and evening lows to 11°F. You'll have a few hours on the 2nd (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Outdoors Parks Wildlife
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Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy ©
Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy
German Soldier s Cemetery ©
German Soldier s Cemetery
Feel Vegas - Club Rovaniemi ©
Feel Vegas - Club Rovaniemi

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