19 days in Lapland Itinerary

19 days in Lapland Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Rovaniemi
— 6 nights
2
Salla
— 3 nights
3
Saariselka
— 4 nights
4
Akaslompolo
— 4 nights

6
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Get outdoors at Ranua Zoo and Nature & Wildlife Tours. When in Rovaniemi, make a side trip to see Korouoma Canyon in Posio, approximately Posio away. Next up on the itinerary: get in on the family fun at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, hit the slopes at Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy, enjoy some diversion at Santa Claus Office, and don't miss a visit to Lordi's Square.

To see traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Rovaniemi online tour planner.

Tehran, Iran to Rovaniemi is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You can also drive. Traveling from Tehran to Rovaniemi, you'll gain 1.5 hours due to the time zone difference. In December, Rovaniemi is colder than Tehran - with highs of -6°C and lows of -13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can travel to Salla.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks · Museums · Wildlife

Side Trips

Korouoma Canyon, Ranua Zoo
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Ranua Zoo ©
Ranua Zoo
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Korouoma Canyon ©
Korouoma Canyon

3
nights
Salla

Salla ©
Salla is a municipality of Finland, located in Lapland. Get outdoors at Salla Ski Resort and Ski Resort Suomutunturi. Venture out of the city with trips to Pyha-Luosto National Park (in Pyhatunturi) and Amethyst Mine Lapland (in Luosto). There's still lots to do: take an in-depth tour of Salla Museum of War & Reconstruction and contemplate the long history of Paikanselan Taistelualue.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Salla road trip website.

Getting from Rovaniemi to Salla by car takes about 2 hours. December in Salla sees daily highs of -7°C and lows of -16°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can travel to Saariselka.

Things to do in Salla

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports

Side Trips

Ski Resort Suomutunturi, Pyha-Luosto National Park, Amethyst Mine Lapland
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Salla Ski Resort ©
Salla Ski Resort
Pyha-Luosto National Park ©
Pyha-Luosto National Park
Ski Resort Suomutunturi
Ski Resort Suomutunturi

4
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.
Visiting Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort and Nature & Wildlife Tours will get you outdoors. Explore Saariselka's surroundings by going to Inari (Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church, Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center, &more). Next up on the itinerary: get in on the family fun at Angry Birds Activity Park, pause for some serene contemplation at Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel, look for gifts at Hippupuoti Gift Shop, and examine the collection at Gold Prospector Museum.

To find where to stay, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read our Saariselka travel planner.

Getting from Salla to Saariselka by car takes about 4 hours. December in Saariselka sees daily highs of -7°C and lows of -17°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can go by car to Akaslompolo.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors · Winter Sports · Parks

Side Trips

Inari, Nature & Wildlife Tours, Gold Prospector Museum
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Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort ©
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Lake Inari ©
Lake Inari

4
nights
Akaslompolo

Akaslompolo ©
Visiting Levi Ski Resort and Jemes Sport will get you outdoors. Explore Akaslompolo's surroundings by going to Levi (Icekarting Levi, Kids' Land, &more), Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm (in Sirkka) and Lapland Hotels SnowVillage (in Kittila).

To see ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Akaslompolo trip maker site.

Traveling by car from Saariselka to Akaslompolo takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to -11°C, and evening lows to -22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports

Side Trips

Levi, Muonio, Jemes Sport, Yllas Ski Resort, Lapland Hotels SnowVillage
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park ©
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park
Yllas Ski Resort ©
Yllas Ski Resort

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