51 days in Salla & Rovaniemi Itinerary

51 days in Salla & Rovaniemi Itinerary

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51 days in Salla & Rovaniemi Itinerary

Start: Amsterdam
Fly + Drive:  13​h 45​min
1
Salla
— 22 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Rovaniemi
— 27 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
End: Amsterdam

22
nights
Salla

Salla ©
Salla is a municipality of Finland, located in Lapland. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Salla: Kuusamo (Ruka, Kujala Reindeer Farm, & more), Amethyst Mine Lapland (in Luosto) and Pyha-Luosto National Park (in Pyhatunturi). Spend the 7th (Sat) exploring nature at Riisitunturi National Park. On the 12th (Thu), ski the day away in the pristine settings at Ski Resort Suomutunturi. Next up on the itinerary: take an in-depth tour of Salla Museum of War & Reconstruction, witness the site of a historic battle at Joutsijarven Bunkkerit, contemplate the long history of Paikanselan Taistelualue, and take in the exciting artwork at Pentik Hill.

To find traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Salla trip planner.

Amsterdam, Holland to Salla is an approximately 14-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Amsterdam to Salla. Traveling from Amsterdam in December, things will get much colder in Salla: highs are around -7°C and lows about -16°C. On the 26th (Thu), you'll travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Salla

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Kuusamo, Posio, Joutsijarven Bunkkerit, Amethyst Mine Lapland, Pyha-Luosto National Park
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Ruka ©
Ruka
Amethyst Mine Lapland ©
Amethyst Mine Lapland
Pyha-Luosto National Park ©
Pyha-Luosto National Park

27
nights
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Get out of town with these interesting Rovaniemi side-trips: Kittila (Giewont Husky Adventures & Museum of Fine Arts Einari Junttila), Pello (Eeron Polku Trail, Maupertuis Memorial, & more) and Samiland (in Sirkka). And it doesn't end there: make a trip to Santa Claus Village, get in on the family fun at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, stroll through Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy, and take an in-depth tour of Arktikum.

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

Getting from Salla to Rovaniemi by car takes about 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around -6°C in December, and nighttime lows around -13°C. You'll set off for home on the 22nd (Wed).

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

Tornio, Pello, Sodankyla, Kemi, Kittila
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Safaris
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village

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