16 days in Lapland Itinerary

16 days in Lapland Itinerary

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16 days in Lapland Itinerary

Start: Kuala Lumpur
Fly:  18​h 30​min
1
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Pyhatunturi
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Salla
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
4
Saariselka
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h
5
Levi
— 3 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
6
Akaslompolo
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  19​h 45​min
End: Kuala Lumpur

2
nights
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Get outdoors at Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy and Syvasenvaara Fell. Step off the beaten path and head to Christmas House Santa and Marttiinin Wanha Tehdas. There's lots more to do: see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, get in on the family fun at Santa Claus Village, snap pictures at Lumberjack's Candle Bridge, and take an in-depth tour of Arktikum.

To find reviews, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read Rovaniemi trip planner .

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Rovaniemi is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Malaysia Time to Eastern European Time, which is usually a -6 hour difference. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from Kuala Lumpur in December: high temperatures in Rovaniemi hover around -6°C and lows are around -13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can travel to Pyhatunturi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports
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Safaris
Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy ©
Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village

2
nights
Pyhatunturi

Pyhatunturi ©
On the 28th (Fri), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Pyha-Luosto National Park. On your second day here, take in the exciting artwork at Museum - Gallery Alariesto, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Sodankyla, and then admire all the interesting features of Amethyst Mine Lapland.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Pyhatunturi vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Rovaniemi to Pyhatunturi in 2.5 hours. Traveling from Rovaniemi in December, plan for little chillier nights in Pyhatunturi, with lows around -17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Salla.

Things to do in Pyhatunturi

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Sodankyla, Amethyst Mine Lapland
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Pyha-Luosto National Park ©
Pyha-Luosto National Park
Church of Sodankyla ©
Church of Sodankyla
Amethyst Mine Lapland ©
Amethyst Mine Lapland

1
night
Salla

Salla ©
Salla is a municipality of Finland, located in Lapland. On the 30th (Sun), brush up on your military savvy at Salla Museum of War & Reconstruction, then steep yourself in history at Paikanselan Taistelualue, and then hit the slopes at Salla Ski Resort.

To see more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Salla trip itinerary builder tool .

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 30th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Saariselka.

Things to do in Salla

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

3
nights
Saariselka

Saariselka ©
Get in touch with nature at Urho Kekkonen National Park and Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort. Change things up with a short trip to Siida in Inari (about 1h 10 min away). Spend the 2nd (Wed) exploring nature at Lemmenjoki National Park.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Saariselka trip itinerary builder site .

Drive from Salla to Saariselka in 4 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to -7°C, and evening lows to -17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) early enough to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trips

Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center, Lemmenjoki National Park
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Lemmenjoki National Park ©
Lemmenjoki National Park
Urho Kekkonen National Park ©
Urho Kekkonen National Park

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.
Take a break from the city and head to Levi Ski Resort and Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Nature & Wildlife Tours and Kid's Land. Step out of Levi to go to Kittila and see Snow Village, which is approximately 46 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery and admire all the interesting features of Ice Karting Levi.

For more things to do, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Levi online trip itinerary maker .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Saariselka to Levi in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around -11°C in January, and nighttime lows around -21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Akaslompolo.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trip

Kittila
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Icekarting Levi ©
Icekarting Levi

2
nights
Akaslompolo

Akaslompolo ©
On the 6th (Sun), look for gifts at Akaslompolo Sportshop, take an exotic tour of a safari tour, and then fly down the slopes at Yllas Ski Resort.

For other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Akaslompolo trip planner .

You can drive from Levi to Akaslompolo in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In January, daytime highs in Akaslompolo are -11°C, while nighttime lows are -22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports

Side Trip

Yllas Ski Resort
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Yllas Ski Resort ©
Yllas Ski Resort
Safaris
Akaslompolo Sportshop ©
Akaslompolo Sportshop

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