15 days in Lapland Itinerary

15 days in Lapland Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Pyhatunturi
— 1 night
2
Salla
— 1 night
3
Saariselka
— 3 nights
4
Akaslompolo
— 3 nights
5
Rovaniemi
— 4 nights

1
night
Pyhatunturi

Pyhatunturi ©
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sat): discover the riches below the earth's surface at Amethyst Mine Lapland.

For traveler tips, ratings, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Pyhatunturi online tour planner.

Gainesville, USA to Pyhatunturi is an approximately 22.5-hour combination of car and flight. Traveling from Gainesville to Pyhatunturi, you'll lose 7 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from Gainesville in December; daily highs in Pyhatunturi reach °F and lows reach °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Salla.

Things to do in Pyhatunturi

Nature Parks

Side Trip

Amethyst Mine Lapland
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Pyha-Luosto National Park ©
Pyha-Luosto National Park
Amethyst Mine Lapland ©
Amethyst Mine Lapland

1
night
Salla

Salla ©
Salla is a municipality of Finland, located in Lapland. On the 23rd (Mon), fly down the slopes at Salla Ski Resort, steep yourself in history at Paikanselan Taistelualue, and then take an in-depth tour of Salla Museum of War & Reconstruction.

Plan my day in Salla using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

You can drive from Pyhatunturi to Salla in 2 hours. In December, daytime highs in Salla are °F, while nighttime lows are °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Saariselka.

Things to do in Salla

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

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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church and Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Gold Prospector Museum and Angry Birds Activity Park. Take a break from Saariselka with a short trip to The Sami Cultural Centre Sajos in Inari, about 56 minutes away. categoryPhrases.sentence.On_the_day_spend_an_exhilarating_day_on_the_slopes_at. Next up on the itinerary: stop by Hippupuoti Gift Shop.

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You can drive from Salla to Saariselka in 4 hours. In December in Saariselka, expect temperatures between °F during the day and °F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Akaslompolo.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors Winter Sports Parks

Side Trips

Inari, Gold Prospector Museum
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Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church
Gold Prospector Museum ©
Gold Prospector Museum
Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel ©
Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel

3
nights
Akaslompolo

Akaslompolo ©
Explore hidden gems such as Sarestoniemi Museum and Ounasjoki - River for activities. Get in touch with nature at Kids' Land and Levi Ski Resort. Explore Akaslompolo's surroundings by going to Sirkka (Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm & Samiland).

To find ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Akaslompolo trip planner.

You can drive from Saariselka to Akaslompolo in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Akaslompolo are °F, while nighttime lows are °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trips

Levi, Sarestoniemi Museum, Yllas Ski Resort
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Sarestoniemi Museum ©
Sarestoniemi Museum
Samiland ©
Samiland
Yllas Ski Resort ©
Yllas Ski Resort

4
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Santa's House of Snowmobiles and Christmas House Santa. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Syvasenvaara Fell and Rovaniemi Local History Museum. Next up on the itinerary: catch all the local highlights with Feelapland, find something for the whole family at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, get your game on at Snowman World Igloo Hotel, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy.

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Traveling by car from Akaslompolo to Rovaniemi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around °F in December, and nighttime lows around °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Outdoors Museums Parks
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Rovaniemi Local History Museum ©
Rovaniemi Local History Museum
Santa's House of Snowmobiles ©
Santa's House of Snowmobiles
German Soldier s Cemetery ©
German Soldier s Cemetery

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