13 days in Salla & Saariselka Itinerary

13 days in Salla & Saariselka Itinerary

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13 days in Salla & Saariselka Itinerary

Start: Salla
1
Salla
— 5 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
2
Saariselka
— 7 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
End: Salla

5
nights
Salla

Salla ©
Salla is a municipality of Finland, located in Lapland. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Paikanselan Taistelualue and Joutsijarven Bunkkerit. Get in touch with nature at Salla Ski Resort and Riisitunturi National Park. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Salla: Ski Resort Suomutunturi (in Suomu) and Pentik Hill (in Posio). There's more to do: examine the collection at Salla Museum of War & Reconstruction.

For photos and more tourist information, refer to the Salla trip planner.

In December in Salla, expect temperatures between -7°C during the day and -16°C at night. On the 13th (Fri), you'll travel to Saariselka.

Things to do in Salla

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trips

Posio, Joutsijarven Bunkkerit, Ski Resort Suomutunturi
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Salla Ski Resort ©
Salla Ski Resort
Riisitunturi National Park ©
Riisitunturi National Park
Salla Museum of War & Reconstruction ©

7
nights
Saariselka

Saariselka ©
Step out of the city life by going to Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort and Lemmenjoki National Park. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church and Saint Tryphon Pechenga Orthodox Church. Explore Saariselka's surroundings by going to Taatsin seita (in Kittila) and Inari (Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center, The Sami Cultural Centre Sajos, & more).

For ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Saariselka online route planner .

Drive from Salla to Saariselka in 4 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Saariselka can reach -7°C, while at night they dip to -17°C. On the 20th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Saariselka

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trips

Inari, Taatsin seita, Lemmenjoki National Park, Gold Prospector Museum
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Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort ©
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort
Gold Prospector Museum ©
Gold Prospector Museum