5 days in Lapland Itinerary

5 days in Lapland Itinerary

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5 days in Lapland Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  10​h
1
Akaslompolo
— 1 day
Drive:  3​h 30​min
2
Saariselka
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h 15​min
End: London


1
day
Akaslompolo

On the 30th (Fri), take a memorable tour with Tours and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Yllas Ski Resort.

To find reviews, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read our Akaslompolo trip planner .

London, UK to Akaslompolo is an approximately 10-hour flight. You can also drive. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from London to Akaslompolo due to the time zone difference. Traveling from London in November, expect Akaslompolo to be cooler, temps between -3°C and -11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Saariselka.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Outdoors Winter Sports Parks

Side Trip

Yllas Ski Resort
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Safaris
Yllas Ski Resort ©
Yllas Ski Resort

2
nights
Saariselka

Saariselka ©
On the 1st (Sat), tour the pleasant surroundings at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort. On your second day here, examine the collection at Gold Prospector Museum, enjoy some diversion at Action Park, then pause for some serene contemplation at Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel, then stop by Shamaan Design - Lappi Shop, and finally enjoy some friendly competition at Saariselka Bowling.

For other places to visit, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Saariselka holiday planner .

Traveling by car from Akaslompolo to Saariselka takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In November, daily temperatures in Saariselka can reach -3°C, while at night they dip to -10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Winter Sports Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel, Gold Prospector Museum
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Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort ©
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort
Gold Prospector Museum ©
Gold Prospector Museum
Saariselka Bowling ©
Saariselka Bowling

1
night
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 3rd (Mon), find something for the whole family at Santa Claus Village, see Santa Claus Office, then stroll the grounds of German Soldier s Cemetery, then take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, and finally look for gifts at Your Piece Of Finland.

For where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Rovaniemi trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Saariselka to Rovaniemi in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around -6°C in December, and nighttime lows around -13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

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

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