7 days in Lapland Itinerary

7 days in Lapland Itinerary

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7 days in Lapland Itinerary

Start: Reno
Fly:  23​h 15​min
1
Salla
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
2
Saariselka
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  22​h
End: Reno


1
night
Salla

Salla ©
Salla is a municipality of Finland, located in Lapland. On the 23rd (Wed), hit the slopes at Salla Ski Resort, then learn about all things military at Salla Museum of War & Reconstruction, and then contemplate the long history of Paikanselan Taistelualue.

To find maps, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Salla trip maker app .

Reno, USA to Salla is an approximately 23.5-hour flight. You'll lose 10 hours traveling from Reno to Salla due to the time zone difference. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from Reno in January; daily highs in Salla reach 15°F and lows reach 2°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to travel to Saariselka.

Things to do in Salla

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports
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Salla Ski Resort ©
Salla Ski Resort

2
nights
Saariselka

Saariselka ©
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Thu): get all the equipment you need at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the striking landscape of Urho Kekkonen National Park, then examine the collection at Gold Prospector Museum, then look for gifts at Hippupuoti Gift Shop, and finally perfect your strike at Saariselka Bowling.

To find reviews, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, use the Saariselka road trip website .

You can drive from Salla to Saariselka in 3.5 hours. In January in Saariselka, expect temperatures between 15°F during the day and 1°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trip

Gold Prospector Museum
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Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort ©
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort
Urho Kekkonen National Park ©
Urho Kekkonen National Park
Gold Prospector Museum ©
Gold Prospector Museum

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 26th (Sat): see Santa Claus Office, see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, then snap pictures at Lumberjack's Candle Bridge, then get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, and finally look for gifts at Your Piece Of Finland.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi day trip planning tool .

Getting from Saariselka to Rovaniemi by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Rovaniemi can reach 16°F, while at night they dip to 6°F. You'll have a few hours on the 27th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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Safaris
Arktikum ©
Arktikum
Santa Claus Office ©
Santa Claus Office

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