7 days in Lapland Itinerary

7 days in Lapland Itinerary

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7 days in Lapland Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  6​h 15​min
1
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Salla
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
3
Inari
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Tankavaara
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Akaslompolo
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  10​h
End: London

2
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 24th (Mon), stop by Your Piece Of Finland. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll the grounds of German Soldier s Cemetery, admire the masterpieces at Korundi House of Culture, examine the collection at Santa's House of Snowmobiles, then examine the collection at Christmas House Santa, and finally take in the views from Lumberjack's Candle Bridge.

For maps, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read Rovaniemi travel planner .

London, UK to Rovaniemi is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from London to Rovaniemi due to the time zone difference. In December, Rovaniemi is cooler than London - with highs of -6°C and lows of -13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Salla.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

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Christmas House Santa ©
Christmas House Santa
Santa's House of Snowmobiles ©
Santa's House of Snowmobiles
Rovaniemi Local History Museum ©
Rovaniemi Local History Museum

1
night
Salla

Salla ©
Salla is a municipality of Finland, located in Lapland. On the 27th (Thu), stroll through Salla Ski Resort, then contemplate the long history of Paikanselan Taistelualue, and then learn about all things military at Salla Museum of War & Reconstruction.

To see ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Salla online trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by car from Rovaniemi to Salla takes 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around -7°C in December, and nighttime lows around -16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can travel to Inari.

Things to do in Salla

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports
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Salla Ski Resort ©
Salla Ski Resort
Salla Museum of War & Reconstruction ©

1
night
Inari

Inari ©
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. On the 28th (Fri), take a stroll around The Sami Cultural Centre Sajos, then pause for some serene contemplation at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church, and then examine the collection at Siida.

To find reviews, maps, and tourist information, read our Inari trip itinerary planning site .

Drive from Salla to Inari in 4.5 hours. In December, daytime highs in Inari are -7°C, while nighttime lows are -17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Tankavaara.

Things to do in Inari

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Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©
The Sami Cultural Centre Sajos ©
The Sami Cultural Centre Sajos

1
night
Tankavaara

Tankavaara ©
Start off your visit on the 29th (Sat): examine the collection at Gold Prospector Museum.

For ratings, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Tankavaara trip builder website .

Drive from Inari to Tankavaara in 1.5 hours. In December, daytime highs in Tankavaara are -7°C, while nighttime lows are -17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Sat) to allow time for travel to Akaslompolo.

Things to do in Tankavaara

Museums
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Gold Prospector Museum ©
Gold Prospector Museum

1
night
Akaslompolo

Akaslompolo ©
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Sun): hit the slopes at Yllas Ski Resort.

To see photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Akaslompolo online trip itinerary planner .

Drive from Tankavaara to Akaslompolo in 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around -5°C in December, and nighttime lows around -15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trip

Yllas Ski Resort
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Yllas Ski Resort ©
Yllas Ski Resort

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