5 days in Lapland Itinerary

5 days in Lapland Itinerary

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5 days in Lapland Itinerary

Start: Johannesburg
Fly:  23​h 15​min
1
Salla
— 1 day
Drive:  3​h 15​min
2
Saariselka
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Fly:  21​h 15​min
End: Johannesburg

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day
Salla

Salla ©
Salla is a municipality of Finland, located in Lapland. On the 24th (Tue), brush up on your military savvy at Salla Museum of War & Reconstruction, tour the pleasant surroundings at Salla Ski Resort, and then contemplate the long history of Paikanselan Taistelualue.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Salla trip planning site .

Johannesburg, South Africa to Salla is an approximately 23.5-hour flight. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from Johannesburg in December, with highs in Salla at -7°C and lows at -16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can travel to Saariselka.

Things to do in Salla

Outdoors Winter Sports Parks
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Salla Ski Resort ©
Salla Ski Resort

1
night
Saariselka

Saariselka ©
On the 25th (Wed), hit the slopes at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort.

To find traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Saariselka trip builder app .

Traveling by car from Salla to Saariselka takes 3.5 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Saariselka can reach -7°C, while at night they dip to -17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can go by car to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors Winter Sports Parks
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Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort ©
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort

1
night
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 26th (Thu), find something for the whole family at Santa Claus Village, see Santa Claus Office, then explore the different monuments and memorials at German Soldier s Cemetery, then get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, and finally look for gifts at Your Piece Of Finland.

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Traveling by car from Saariselka to Rovaniemi takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. December in Rovaniemi sees daily highs of -6°C and lows of -13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
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Arktikum ©
Arktikum
German Soldier s Cemetery ©
German Soldier s Cemetery
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village

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