16 days in Lapland Itinerary

16 days in Lapland Itinerary

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16 days in Lapland Itinerary

Start: Doha
Fly + Drive:  13​h 30​min
1
Pyhatunturi
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Salla
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Saariselka
— 3 nights
4
Levi
— 3 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
5
Akaslompolo
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
6
Rovaniemi
— 4 nights
Fly:  12​h 30​min
End: Doha

1
day
Pyhatunturi

Pyhatunturi
Start off your visit on the 20th (Thu): explore the striking landscape of Pyha-Luosto National Park.

To find maps, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Pyhatunturi sightseeing planner.

Doha, Qatar to Pyhatunturi is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Arabia Standard Time (AST) to Eastern European Time (EET) is minus 1 hour. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from Doha in December, with highs in Pyhatunturi at -8°C and lows at -17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to travel to Salla.

Things to do in Pyhatunturi

Nature Parks
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2
nights
Salla

Salla ©
Salla is a municipality of Finland, located in Lapland. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Fri): fly down the slopes at Salla Ski Resort, then learn about all things military at Salla Museum of War & Reconstruction, and then contemplate the long history of Paikanselan Taistelualue. On your second day here, glide through natural beauty at Ski Resort Suomutunturi.

To see ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Salla trip planner .

Traveling by car from Pyhatunturi to Salla takes 2 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Salla can reach -7°C, while at night they dip to -16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Saariselka.

Things to do in Salla

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports

Side Trip

Ski Resort Suomutunturi
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Salla Ski Resort ©
Salla Ski Resort

3
nights
Saariselka

Saariselka ©
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Siida and Gold Prospector Museum. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Saariselka: Inari (Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church & Saint Tryphon Pechenga Orthodox Church). On the 24th (Mon), spend an exhilarating day on the slopes at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort.

To see maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Saariselka trip itinerary maker .

Drive from Salla to Saariselka in 3.5 hours. In December, daytime highs in Saariselka are -7°C, while nighttime lows are -17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can travel to Levi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports

Side Trips

Inari, Gold Prospector Museum
Find places to stay Dec 22 — 25:
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Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort ©
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©
Gold Prospector Museum ©
Gold Prospector Museum

3
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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Enontekio Church and Samiland. Step out of Levi to go to Enontekio and see Jyppyra lookout, which is approximately 1h 30 min away. On the 26th (Wed), ski the day away in the pristine settings at Levi Ski Resort. The adventure continues: get your game on at Kid's Land, make a trip to Giewont Husky Adventures, and explore and take pictures at Ice Karting Levi.

For other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Levi online journey planner .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Saariselka to Levi in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. December in Levi sees daily highs of -6°C and lows of -15°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can go by car to Akaslompolo.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors Tours Trails

Side Trips

Enontekio, Giewont Husky Adventures
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery ©
LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery
Samiland ©
Samiland

2
nights
Akaslompolo

Akaslompolo ©
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sat): glide through natural beauty at Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park. Here are some ideas for day two: make a trip to Snow Village, then stop by Akaslompolo Sportshop, and then hit the slopes at Yllas Ski Resort.

To find ratings, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Akaslompolo sightseeing app .

You can drive from Levi to Akaslompolo in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December in Akaslompolo, expect temperatures between -5°C during the day and -15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) early enough to drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports

Side Trips

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

4
nights
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Take a break from the city and head to Safaris and Syvasenvaara Fell. Attractions like Santa Claus Village and Pilke Science Centre make great kid-friendly stops. And it doesn't end there: take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Office, find something for the whole family at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, and examine the collection at Santa's House of Snowmobiles.

To see ratings, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read our Rovaniemi trip app .

Getting from Akaslompolo to Rovaniemi by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to -6°C, and evening lows to -13°C. On the 3rd (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums Theme Parks Wildlife
Find places to stay Dec 30 — Jan 3:
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Safaris
Arktikum ©
Arktikum

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