14 days in Lapland Itinerary

14 days in Lapland Itinerary

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14 days in Lapland Itinerary

Start: Miami
Fly:  17​h 30​min
1
Akaslompolo
— 1 night
bus:  1​h 15​min
2
Levi
— 2 nights
3
Saariselka
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
4
Salla
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Pyhatunturi
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
6
Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
Fly:  15​h 30​min
End: Miami

1
night
Akaslompolo

Akaslompolo ©
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): ski along the peaceful trails at Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park. Keep things going the next day: make a trip to Snow Village, look for gifts at Akaslompolo Sportshop, and then fly down the slopes at Yllas Ski Resort.

To find photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Akaslompolo trip itinerary builder app .

Miami, USA to Akaslompolo is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Eastern European Time (EET), which is usually a 7 hour difference. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from Miami in December: high temperatures in Akaslompolo hover around 23°F and lows are around 9°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Levi.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Outdoors Winter Sports Parks

Side Trips

Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park, Snow Village, Yllas Ski Resort
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Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park ©
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park
Yllas Ski Resort ©
Yllas Ski Resort
Snow Village ©
Snow Village

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.
On the 25th (Wed), glide through natural beauty at Levi Ski Resort. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy some diversion at Kid's Land, relax in the rural setting at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm, admire all the interesting features of Ice Karting Levi, then make a trip to LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery, and finally wander the streets of Ounasjoki - River for activities.

To find ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read Levi trip planner.

You can drive from Akaslompolo to Levi in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 22°F, and evening lows to 8°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can travel to Saariselka.

Things to do in Levi

Parks Tours Outdoors
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery ©
LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery
Ice Karting Levi ©
Ice Karting Levi

2
nights
Saariselka

Saariselka ©
On the 27th (Fri), hit the slopes at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort. On the next day, examine the collection at Gold Prospector Museum, then have fun at Action Park, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel, and finally enjoy some friendly competition at Saariselka Bowling.

To find reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Saariselka sightseeing planner.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Levi to Saariselka takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December in Saariselka, expect temperatures between 21°F during the day and 6°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can travel to Salla.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors Winter Sports Parks

Side Trips

Gold Prospector Museum, Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel
Find places to stay Dec 26 — 28:
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Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort ©
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort
Gold Prospector Museum ©
Gold Prospector Museum
Saariselka Bowling ©
Saariselka Bowling

2
nights
Salla

Salla ©
Salla is a municipality of Finland, located in Lapland. Start off your visit on the 29th (Sun): ski along the peaceful trails 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 maps, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Salla day trip planning website .

Getting from Saariselka to Salla by car takes about 3.5 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Salla can reach 20°F, while at night they dip to 7°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can travel to Pyhatunturi.

Things to do in Salla

Outdoors Winter Sports Parks

Side Trip

Ski Resort Suomutunturi
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Salla Ski Resort ©
Salla Ski Resort

2
nights
Pyhatunturi

Pyhatunturi ©
On the 31st (Tue), explore the striking landscape of Pyha-Luosto National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: identify plant and animal life at Kopara Reindeer Park, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Sodankyla, and then admire all the interesting features of Amethyst Mine Lapland.

To see other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Pyhatunturi online travel planner .

Traveling by car from Salla to Pyhatunturi takes 2 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to 19°F, and evening lows to 6°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Pyhatunturi

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Luosto, Church of Sodankyla
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Kopara Reindeer Park ©
Kopara Reindeer Park
Pyha-Luosto National Park ©
Pyha-Luosto National Park
Church of Sodankyla ©
Church of Sodankyla

3
nights
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy and Syvasenvaara Fell. There's much more to do: see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, get in on the family fun at Santa Claus Village, take in the views from Lumberjack's Candle Bridge, and stop by Your Piece Of Finland.

To find traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read Rovaniemi online travel planner .

Traveling by car from Pyhatunturi to Rovaniemi takes 2 hours. Traveling from Pyhatunturi in January, Rovaniemi is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 6°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports
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Safaris
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Arktikum ©
Arktikum

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