7 days in Lapland Itinerary

7 days in Lapland Itinerary

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Fly to Kuusamo Airport, Drive to Salla
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Salla
— 1 day
Drive
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Saariselka
— 3 nights
Drive
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Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
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Salla

— 1 day
Salla is a municipality of Finland, located in Lapland. Kick off your visit on the 27th (Fri): hit the slopes at Salla Ski Resort, then take an in-depth tour of Salla Museum of War & Reconstruction, and then steep yourself in history at Paikanselan Taistelualue.

To find other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Salla trip planner.

Beirut, Lebanon to Salla is an approximately 18.5-hour combination of flight and car. Traveling from Beirut in December, expect Salla to be much colder, temps between -7°C and -16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to travel to Saariselka.

Things to do in Salla

Winter Sports · Parks · Outdoors · Museums
Find places to stay Dec 27 — 28:

Saariselka

— 3 nights
Outdoor pursuits--ranging from cross-country skiing and snowmobiling to reindeer safaris and chasing Northern Lights--draw the largest number of tourists to Saariselka.
Get a sense of the local culture at Gold Prospector Museum and Saint Tryphon Pechenga Orthodox Church. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church and Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel. Change things up with a short trip to Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center in Inari (about 58 minutes away). categoryPhrases.sentence.On_the_day_spend_an_exhilarating_day_on_the_slopes_at. Next up on the itinerary: join in the after-dark buzz at Saariselka Bowling and look for gifts at Shamaan Design - Lappi Shop.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Saariselka trip itinerary app.

Drive from Salla to Saariselka in 4 hours. In December, daytime highs in Saariselka are -7°C, while nighttime lows are -17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Winter Sports · Parks · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 27 — 30:

Rovaniemi

— 2 nights

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 31st (Tue), make a trip to Santa Claus Village, then see Santa Claus Office, then examine the collection at Santa's House of Snowmobiles, and finally get engrossed in the history at Arktikum.

To see maps, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Rovaniemi online itinerary builder.

You can drive from Saariselka to Rovaniemi in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to -6°C, and evening lows to -13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Wed) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums · Historic Sites · Fun & Games
Find places to stay Dec 30 — Jan 1:

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.