5 days in Lapland Itinerary

5 days in Lapland Itinerary

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Fly to Kittilä Airport, Drive to Akaslompolo
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Akaslompolo
— 1 night
Drive
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Salla
— 1 night
Drive
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Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Fly

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Akaslompolo

Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): identify plant and animal life at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm, visit Ounasjoki - River for activities, and then fly down the slopes at Yllas Ski Resort. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the landscape on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort.

To see photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Akaslompolo attractions app.

London, UK to Akaslompolo is an approximately 10-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to Eastern European Standard Time is 2 hours. Traveling from London in December, things will get colder in Akaslompolo: highs are around -5°C and lows about -15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can travel to Salla.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Trails

Side Trips

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Salla

Salla is a municipality of Finland, located in Lapland. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Tue): hit the slopes at Salla Ski Resort, steep yourself in history at Paikanselan Taistelualue, and then take an in-depth tour of Salla Museum of War & Reconstruction.

For maps, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Salla trip planner.

Traveling by car from Akaslompolo to Salla takes 4 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Salla can reach -7°C, while at night they dip to -16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Salla

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Museums
Find places to stay Dec 24 — 25:

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Rovaniemi

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Wed): see Santa Claus Office, see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, then examine the collection at Christmas House Santa, and finally try your luck at Feel Vegas - Club Rovaniemi.

To see maps, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi road trip site.

You can drive from Salla to Rovaniemi in 2 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to -6°C, and evening lows to -13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Fun & Games · Nightlife · Casinos · Wildlife
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Lapland travel guide

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Landmarks · Safaris · Nightlife
The wild expanses of Lapland promise spectacular scenery, adventure, and rich cultural experiences. As the country's northernmost region, it sits well above the Arctic Circle. Despite also being the largest region, in Lapland just 3.4 percent of the Finnish population calls this great stretch of land home, leaving plenty of room for pristine lakes, dense forest, and seven unspoiled national parks. An abundance of well-marked trails await hikers of all levels, while more remote and rugged adventures beckon experienced explorers. Music is of particular importance in these parts, so try to catch a concert or dance performance during your stay.