7 days in Lapland Itinerary

7 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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Saariselka
— 1 night
Drive
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Salla
— 1 night
Drive
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Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Fly

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Akaslompolo

Start off your visit on the 28th (Fri): explore the striking landscape of Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park. Keep things going the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm, then fly down the slopes at Kids' Land, and then fly down the slopes at Yllas Ski Resort.

To find photos, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read Akaslompolo day trip planning site.

London, UK to Akaslompolo is an approximately 10-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. The time zone difference when traveling from London to Akaslompolo is 2 hours. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from London in December: high temperatures in Akaslompolo hover around -5°C and lows are around -15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Saariselka.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Parks · Nature · Winter Sports · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 28 — 29:

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Saariselka

Outdoor pursuits--ranging from cross-country skiing and snowmobiling to reindeer safaris and chasing Northern Lights--draw the largest number of tourists to Saariselka.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Sun): hit the slopes at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort.

To find photos, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Saariselka day trip app.

You can drive from Akaslompolo to Saariselka in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around -7°C in December, and nighttime lows around -17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) so you can travel to Salla.

Things to do in Saariselka

Winter Sports · Parks · Outdoors
Find places to stay Dec 29 — 30:
Highlights from your trip

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Salla

Salla is a municipality of Finland, located in Lapland. Start off your visit on the 31st (Mon): fly down the slopes at Salla Ski Resort, take an in-depth tour of Salla Museum of War & Reconstruction, and then contemplate the long history of Paikanselan Taistelualue.

To find ratings, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read Salla road trip app.

Drive from Saariselka to Salla in 4 hours. Expect a daytime high around -7°C in December, and nighttime lows around -16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Mon) so you can travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Salla

Winter Sports · Parks · Outdoors · Museums
Find places to stay Dec 30 — 31:

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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 1st (Tue): stop by Your Piece Of Finland, look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, then see Santa Claus Office, and finally make a trip to Santa Claus Village. Keep things going the next day: stroll through Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy and then get engrossed in the history at Arktikum.

To see other places to visit, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Rovaniemi trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Salla to Rovaniemi takes 2 hours. In December, daytime highs in Rovaniemi are -6°C, while nighttime lows are -13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Outdoors · Winter Sports · Parks · Wildlife
Find places to stay Dec 31 — Jan 2:

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.