5 days in Lapland Itinerary

5 days in Lapland Itinerary

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5 days in Lapland Itinerary

Start: Milan
Fly:  15​h 45​min
1
Akaslompolo
— 1 day
Drive:  3​h 45​min
2
Salla
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Fly:  8​h 30​min
End: Milan

1
day
Akaslompolo

Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Thu): look for gifts at Akaslompolo Sportshop, then identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Yllas Ski Resort.

To see more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Akaslompolo trip planner .

Milan, Italy to Akaslompolo is an approximately 16-hour flight. You can also drive. Traveling from Milan to Akaslompolo, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Milan in January, expect Akaslompolo to be cooler, temps between -11°C and -22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) early enough to travel to Salla.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports

Side Trip

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

1
night
Salla

Salla ©
Salla is a municipality of Finland, located in Lapland. On the 4th (Fri), tour the pleasant surroundings at Salla Ski Resort, contemplate the long history of Paikanselan Taistelualue, and then learn about all things military at Salla Museum of War & Reconstruction.

Discover how to plan a Salla trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

You can drive from Akaslompolo to Salla in 4 hours. In January, plan for daily highs up to -11°C, and evening lows to -19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Salla

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports
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Salla Ski Resort ©
Salla Ski Resort

2
nights
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Sat): see the interesting displays at Christmas House Santa, take an exotic tour of a safari tour, then see Santa Claus Office, and finally try your luck at Feel Vegas - Club Rovaniemi. Keep things going the next day: stop by Your Piece Of Finland, then fly down the slopes at Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy, and then snap pictures at Lumberjack's Candle Bridge.

For other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi trip website .

Drive from Salla to Rovaniemi in 2 hours. In January, daily temperatures in Rovaniemi can reach -10°C, while at night they dip to -17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports
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Santa Claus Office ©
Santa Claus Office
Lumberjack's Candle Bridge ©
Lumberjack's Candle Bridge

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