13 days in Lapland Itinerary

13 days in Lapland Itinerary

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13 days in Lapland Itinerary

Start: Newark
Fly:  18​h
1
Pyhatunturi
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Salla
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Saariselka
— 2 nights
+2
bus + Fly + bus:  3​h
4
Levi
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Akaslompolo
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
6
Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
Fly:  16​h 45​min
End: Newark


1
day
Pyhatunturi

Pyhatunturi ©
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): explore the striking landscape of Pyha-Luosto National Park.

To see other places to visit and more tourist information, refer to the Pyhatunturi online trip maker .

Newark, USA to Pyhatunturi is an approximately 18-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Eastern European Time (EET), which is usually a 7 hour difference. Traveling from Newark in December, things will get much colder in Pyhatunturi: highs are around 19°F and lows about 6°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to travel to Salla.

Things to do in Pyhatunturi

Nature Parks
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Pyha-Luosto National Park ©
Pyha-Luosto National Park

2
nights
Salla

Salla ©
Salla is a municipality of Finland, located in Lapland. Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): glide through natural beauty at Ski Resort Suomutunturi. Here are some ideas for day two: fly down the slopes at Salla Ski Resort, then brush up on your military savvy at Salla Museum of War & Reconstruction, and then steep yourself in history at Paikanselan Taistelualue.

To see where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Salla travel planner.

Traveling by car from Pyhatunturi to Salla takes 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 20°F in December, and nighttime lows around 7°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can travel to Saariselka.

Things to do in Salla

Winter Sports Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Ski Resort Suomutunturi
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Salla Ski Resort ©
Salla Ski Resort

2
nights
Saariselka

Saariselka ©
On the 25th (Tue), fly down the slopes at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort. On the next day, examine the collection at Gold Prospector Museum, have fun at Action Park, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel, and finally stop by Hippupuoti Gift Shop.

To find ratings, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Saariselka holiday website .

Getting from Salla to Saariselka by car takes about 3.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 21°F in December, and nighttime lows around 6°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can travel to Levi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Winter Sports Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel, Gold Prospector Museum
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Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort ©
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort
Gold Prospector Museum ©
Gold Prospector Museum
Hippupuoti Gift Shop ©
Hippupuoti Gift Shop

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.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Thu): get your game on at G2 Ice Karting Levi, experience rural life 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 have some family-friendly fun at Kid's Land. Keep things going the next day: get all the equipment you need at Levi Ski Resort.

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Do a combination of bus and flight from Saariselka to Levi in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Levi can reach 22°F, while at night they dip to 8°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Akaslompolo.

Things to do in Levi

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
G2 Ice Karting Levi ©
G2 Ice Karting Levi
LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery ©
LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery

2
nights
Akaslompolo

Akaslompolo ©
On the 29th (Sat), glide through natural beauty at Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park. Keep things going the next day: stop by Akaslompolo Sportshop, then fly down the slopes at Yllas Ski Resort, and then steep yourself in history at Keimioniemi Fishing Cabins.

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

Traveling by car from Levi to Akaslompolo takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 23°F, and evening lows to 9°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Winter Sports Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Muonio, Yllas Ski Resort
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Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park ©
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park
Yllas Ski Resort ©
Yllas Ski Resort
Akaslompolo Sportshop ©
Akaslompolo Sportshop

3
nights
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 31st (Mon), find something for the whole family at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, see Santa Claus Office, and then find something for the whole family at Santa Claus Village. On your second day here, see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, browse the collection at Rovaniemi City Library, then take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, and finally stop by Your Piece Of Finland.

To see where to stay and other tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi tour itinerary planning tool .

You can drive from Akaslompolo to Rovaniemi in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In December in Rovaniemi, expect temperatures between 22°F during the day and 11°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Wed) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks Tours Wildlife
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Safaris
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Santa Claus Office ©
Santa Claus Office

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