15 days in Lapland Itinerary

15 days in Lapland Itinerary

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15 days in Lapland Itinerary

Start: Gainesville
Fly:  23​h 45​min
1
Pyhatunturi
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Salla
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Saariselka
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
4
Akaslompolo
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Rovaniemi
— 4 nights
Fly + bus:  22​h 30​min
End: Gainesville

1
night
Pyhatunturi

Pyhatunturi ©
On the 21st (Sat), admire all the interesting features of Amethyst Mine Lapland.

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

Gainesville, USA to Pyhatunturi is an approximately 24-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 7 hours traveling from Gainesville to Pyhatunturi. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from Gainesville in December: high temperatures in Pyhatunturi hover around 19°F and lows are around 6°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Salla.

Things to do in Pyhatunturi

#Parks, #Nature

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), hit the slopes at Salla Ski Resort, then contemplate the long history of Paikanselan Taistelualue, and then see the interesting displays at Salla Museum of War & Reconstruction.

For photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Salla day trip app .

You can drive from Pyhatunturi to Salla in 2 hours. In December, daytime highs in Salla are 20°F, while nighttime lows are 7°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Saariselka.

Things to do in Salla

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Winter Sports
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Salla Ski Resort ©
Salla Ski Resort

3
nights
Saariselka

Saariselka ©
Discover out-of-the-way places like Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church and Gold Prospector Museum. Step out of Saariselka with an excursion to The Sami Cultural Centre Sajos in Inari--about 1h 05 min away. On the 26th (Thu), spend an exhilarating day on the slopes at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort.

To see other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Saariselka trip tool .

Traveling by car from Salla to Saariselka takes 4 hours. Expect a daytime high around 21°F in December, and nighttime lows around 6°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Akaslompolo.

Things to do in Saariselka

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Winter Sports

Side Trips

Inari, Gold Prospector Museum
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Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church
Gold Prospector Museum ©
Gold Prospector Museum
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort ©
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort

3
nights
Akaslompolo

Akaslompolo ©
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Yllas Ski Resort and The Sarestoniemi Museum. Get some cultural insight at Ounasjoki - River for activities and Samiland. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Akaslompolo: Levi (Levi Ski Resort & Kid's Land) and Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm (in Sirkka).

To find more things to do, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read Akaslompolo trip planner .

You can drive from Saariselka to Akaslompolo in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 23°F in December, and nighttime lows around 9°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can go by car to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Winter Sports

Side Trips

Levi, Sirkka, The Sarestoniemi Museum, Yllas Ski Resort
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Yllas Ski Resort ©
Yllas Ski Resort
Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort

4
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Escape the urban bustle at Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy and Feelapland. Do some cultural sightseeing at Christmas House Santa and Rovaniemi Local History Museum. Next up on the itinerary: try your luck at Feel Vegas - Club Rovaniemi, explore the world behind art at Korundi House of Culture, have fun at Snowman World Igloo Hotel, and take in the views from Lumberjack's Candle Bridge.

For photos and more tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Akaslompolo to Rovaniemi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Rovaniemi are 22°F, while nighttime lows are 11°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Fun & Games
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Feel Vegas - Club Rovaniemi ©
Feel Vegas - Club Rovaniemi
Christmas House Santa ©
Christmas House Santa
Korundi House of Culture ©
Korundi House of Culture

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