15 days in Lapland Itinerary

15 days in Lapland Itinerary

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15 days in Lapland Itinerary

Start: Juneau
Fly:  27​h
1
Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Salla
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
3
Inari
— 3 nights
+2
shuttle + Fly + bus:  2​h 30​min
4
Levi
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Akaslompolo
— 2 nights
Fly:  28​h
End: Juneau


3
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 Feelapland and Syvasenvaara Fell. Get some cultural insight at Arktikum and Rovaniemi Local History Museum. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Rovaniemi: Kemi (Sampo Icebreaker & Kemi Church). Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Santa's House of Snowmobiles, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Rovaniemi Church, snap pictures at Lumberjack's Candle Bridge, and admire all the interesting features of Lappi Areena.

To find photos, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi tour planner .

Juneau, USA to Rovaniemi is an approximately 27-hour flight. Traveling from Juneau to Rovaniemi, you'll lose 11 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Juneau in December: high temperatures in Rovaniemi hover around 22°F and lows are around 11°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) early enough to travel to Salla.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums Parks Fun & Games

Side Trip

Kemi
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Arktikum ©
Arktikum
German Soldier s Cemetery ©
German Soldier s Cemetery
Santa's House of Snowmobiles ©
Santa's House of Snowmobiles

1
night
Salla

Salla ©
Salla is a municipality of Finland, located in Lapland. On the 1st (Wed), stroll through Salla Ski Resort, learn about all things military at Salla Museum of War & Reconstruction, and then steep yourself in history at Paikanselan Taistelualue.

To find ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Salla planning app .

You can drive from Rovaniemi to Salla in 2 hours. December in Salla sees daily highs of 20°F and lows of 7°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) to allow time to travel to Inari.

Things to do in Salla

Outdoors Winter Sports Parks
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Salla Ski Resort ©
Salla Ski Resort

3
nights
Inari

Inari ©
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church and Siida. Get out of town with these interesting Inari side-trips: Gold Prospector Museum (in Tankavaara) and Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort (in Saariselka).

To see maps, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Inari road trip planning site .

Traveling by car from Salla to Inari takes 4.5 hours. In January, daytime highs in Inari are 15°F, while nighttime lows are 1°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Inari

Outdoors Winter Sports Parks

Side Trips

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

2
nights
Levi

Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sun): stroll through Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm, then see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, then make a trip to LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery, and finally enjoy some diversion at Kid's Land. Here are some ideas for day two: admire all the interesting features of Ice Karting Levi, then look for gifts at Elan Ski Shop & Rental, then don't miss a visit to Snow Village, and finally make a trip to Giewont Husky Adventures.

For more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Levi online trip builder .

You can do a combination of shuttle, flight, and bus from Inari to Levi in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Levi can reach 15°F, while at night they dip to -1°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Akaslompolo.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trip

Kittila
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Safaris
Elan Ski Shop & Rental ©
Elan Ski Shop & Rental
LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery ©
LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery

2
nights
Akaslompolo

Akaslompolo ©
On the 7th (Tue), hike along Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park. Here are some ideas for day two: head outdoors with Scandinavian Adventures and then fly down the slopes at Yllas Ski Resort.

To find ratings, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, use the Akaslompolo driving holiday website .

You can drive from Levi to Akaslompolo in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Akaslompolo can reach 14°F, while at night they dip to -2°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Outdoors Winter Sports Parks

Side Trips

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

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