6 days in Lapland Itinerary

6 days in Lapland Itinerary

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6 days in Lapland Itinerary

Start: Dubai
Fly:  12​h 30​min
1
Rovaniemi
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Salla
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
3
Muonio
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
4
Saariselka
— 1 night
Fly:  18​h 15​min
End: Dubai

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Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 24th (Mon), look for gifts at Your Piece Of Finland, take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, explore the different monuments and memorials at German Soldier s Cemetery, then see Santa Claus Office, and finally find something for the whole family at Santa Claus Village.

To find photos, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi travel planner .

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Rovaniemi is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight and train. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Dubai to Rovaniemi due to the time zone difference. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from Dubai in December, with highs in Rovaniemi at -6°C and lows at -13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to travel to Salla.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

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

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Salla

Salla ©
Salla is a municipality of Finland, located in Lapland. Start off your visit on the 25th (Tue): take an in-depth tour of Salla Museum of War & Reconstruction and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Salla Ski Resort.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Salla using our trip planner.

Drive from Rovaniemi to Salla in 2 hours. In December in Salla, expect temperatures between -7°C during the day and -16°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can travel to Muonio.

Things to do in Salla

Parks Winter Sports Outdoors
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Salla Ski Resort ©
Salla Ski Resort

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Muonio

Muonio ©
Muonio is a municipality of Finland.The town is located in far northern Finland above the Arctic Circle on the country's western border, within the area of the former Lappi province. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Wed): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park.

To find photos, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read Muonio journey website .

You can drive from Salla to Muonio in 4 hours. In December, daytime highs in Muonio are -7°C, while nighttime lows are -17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) early enough to travel to Saariselka.

Things to do in Muonio

Parks Winter Sports Outdoors
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Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park ©
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park

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Saariselka

Saariselka ©
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Thu): stroll through Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort.

To see where to stay, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Saariselka online attractions planner .

Traveling by car from Muonio to Saariselka takes 3.5 hours. In December, daytime highs in Saariselka are -7°C, while nighttime lows are -17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Saariselka

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

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