7 days in Lapland Itinerary

7 days in Lapland Itinerary

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7 days in Lapland Itinerary

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

1
night
Akaslompolo

Akaslompolo ©
On the 28th (Fri), ski along the peaceful trails at Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Sat): identify plant and animal life at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm, get your game on at Kid's Land, and then fly down the slopes at Yllas Ski Resort.

To see reviews, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, use the Akaslompolo trip itinerary planner .

London, UK to Akaslompolo is an approximately 10-hour flight. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from London to Akaslompolo. Traveling from London in December, things will get much colder in Akaslompolo: highs are around -5°C and lows about -15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Saariselka.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports

Side Trips

Yllas Ski Resort, Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm, Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park, Kid's Land
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Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park ©
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park
Yllas Ski Resort ©
Yllas Ski Resort

1
night
Saariselka

Saariselka ©
Start off your visit on the 30th (Sun): gear up at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort.

For photos, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Saariselka trip maker site .

Traveling by car from Akaslompolo to Saariselka takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to -7°C, and evening lows to -17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) so you can travel to Salla.

Things to do in Saariselka

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

1
night
Salla

Salla ©
Salla is a municipality of Finland, located in Lapland. Kick off your visit on the 31st (Mon): tour the pleasant surroundings at Salla Ski Resort, then learn about all things military at Salla Museum of War & Reconstruction, and then steep yourself in history at Paikanselan Taistelualue.

For traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Salla road trip tool .

Traveling by car from Saariselka to Salla takes 3.5 hours. In December, daytime highs in Salla are -7°C, while nighttime lows are -16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Mon) so you can travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Salla

Winter Sports Outdoors Parks
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Salla Ski Resort ©
Salla Ski Resort

2
nights
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Tue): look for gifts at Your Piece Of Finland, then see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, then don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Office, and finally get in on the family fun at Santa Claus Village. On the 2nd (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: tour the pleasant surroundings at Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy, then take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, and then snap pictures at Lumberjack's Candle Bridge.

For reviews, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read our Rovaniemi day trip planning tool .

You can drive from Salla to Rovaniemi in 2 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to -6°C, and evening lows to -13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Outdoors Winter Sports Parks
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Safaris
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Arktikum ©
Arktikum

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