14 days in Lapland Itinerary

14 days in Lapland Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Kuala Lumpur
Fly:  20 h 15 min
1
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
2
Salla
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h
3
Tankavaara
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
4
Inari
— 2 nights
Shuttle + Fly:  2 h 30 min
5
Levi
— 2 nights
Bus:  1 h 15 min
6
Akaslompolo
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  25 h
End: Kuala Lumpur

2
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Arktikum and Santa's House of Snowmobiles are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Step off the beaten path and head to Feelapland and Syvasenvaara Fell. There's still lots to do: find something for the whole family at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, make a trip to Lordi's Square, take an in-depth tour of Rovaniemi Local History Museum, and stop by Your Piece Of Finland.

For ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi trip website.

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Rovaniemi is an approximately 18- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone changes from Malaysia Time (MYT) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET), which is usually a -6 hour difference. Traveling from Kuala Lumpur in December, things will get much colder in Rovaniemi: highs are around -6°C and lows about -13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to travel to Salla.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums Theme Parks Outdoors
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Arktikum ©
Arktikum
Santa's House of Snowmobiles ©
Santa's House of Snowmobiles
Rovaniemi Local History Museum ©
Rovaniemi Local History Museum

1
night
Salla

Salla ©
Salla is a municipality of Finland, located in Lapland. Start off your visit on the 12th (Thu): fly down the slopes at Salla Ski Resort, take an in-depth tour of Salla Museum of War & Reconstruction, and then steep yourself in history at Paikanselan Taistelualue.

To find maps, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Salla trip planner.

Drive from Rovaniemi to Salla in 2 hours. In December, daytime highs in Salla are -7°C, while nighttime lows are -16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can travel to Tankavaara.

Things to do in Salla

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports
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Salla Ski Resort ©
Salla Ski Resort
Salla Museum of War & Reconstruction ©
Salla Museum of War & Reconstruction
Paikanselan Taistelualue ©
Paikanselan Taistelualue

2
nights
Tankavaara

Tankavaara ©
Start off your visit on the 13th (Fri): fly down the slopes at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at Gold Prospector Museum, then get your game on at Saariselka Bowling, and then stop by Shamaan Design - Lappi Shop.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read Tankavaara trip itinerary maker site.

You can drive from Salla to Tankavaara in 3.5 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Tankavaara can reach -7°C, while at night they dip to -17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can travel to Inari.

Things to do in Tankavaara

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trip

Saariselka
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Gold Prospector Museum ©
Gold Prospector Museum
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort ©
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort
Saariselka Bowling ©
Saariselka Bowling

2
nights
Inari

Inari ©
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sun): explore the striking landscape of Lemmenjoki National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Mon): examine the collection at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church, and then tour or see a show at The Sami Cultural Centre Sajos.

For traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read Inari trip itinerary site.

Traveling by car from Tankavaara to Inari takes 1.5 hours. In December, daytime highs in Inari are -7°C, while nighttime lows are -17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Inari

Nature Parks Museums

Side Trip

Lemmenjoki National Park
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Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church
Lemmenjoki National Park ©
Lemmenjoki National Park
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center

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 17th (Tue): admire the masterpieces at Sarestoniemi Museum, then bet on your favorite at Icekarting Levi, then view the masterpieces at LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery, and finally fly down the slopes at Kids' Land. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: ski along the peaceful trails at Levi Ski Resort.

For reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Levi sightseeing site.

Do a combination of shuttle and flight from Inari to Levi in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to -6°C, and evening lows to -15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can catch the bus to Akaslompolo.

Things to do in Levi

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trip

Sarestoniemi Museum
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Sarestoniemi Museum ©
Sarestoniemi Museum
Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery ©
LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery

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nights
Akaslompolo

Akaslompolo ©
On the 19th (Thu), explore the striking landscape of Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park. Keep things going the next day: look for gifts at Akaslompolo Sportshop and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Yllas Ski Resort.

To find reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Akaslompolo online trip planner.

Take a bus from Levi to Akaslompolo in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. In December, daytime highs in Akaslompolo are -5°C, while nighttime lows are -15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

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

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