7 days in Lapland Itinerary

7 days in Lapland Itinerary

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7 days in Lapland Itinerary

Start: Chicago
Fly:  15​h 15​min
1
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Akaslompolo
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
3
Salla
— 1 night
Fly:  25​h
End: Chicago

2
nights
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Explore hidden gems such as Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy and Christmas House Santa. Get outdoors at Safaris and Syvasenvaara Fell. The adventure continues: get in on the family fun at SantaPark, see Santa Claus Office, don't miss a visit to Marttiinin Wanha Tehdas, and take in the views from Lumberjack's Candle Bridge.

To find maps, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Rovaniemi holiday website .

Chicago, USA to Rovaniemi is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern European Time (EET) is 8 hours. Traveling from Chicago in December, expect Rovaniemi to be little chillier, temps between 22°F and 11°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Akaslompolo.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

#Theme Parks, #Parks, #Outdoors
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Safaris
Snowman World Igloo Hotel ©
Snowman World Igloo Hotel
SantaPark ©
SantaPark

1
night
Akaslompolo

Akaslompolo ©
Start off your visit on the 1st (Tue): look for gifts at Akaslompolo Sportshop, then take an exotic tour of a safari tour, and then stroll through Yllas Ski Resort.

To find reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Akaslompolo road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Rovaniemi to Akaslompolo takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Akaslompolo are 23°F, while nighttime lows are 9°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) so you can travel to Salla.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Winter Sports

Side Trip

Yllas Ski Resort
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Yllas Ski Resort ©
Yllas Ski Resort
Safaris
Akaslompolo Sportshop ©
Akaslompolo Sportshop

1
night
Salla

Salla ©
Salla is a municipality of Finland, located in Lapland. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): see the interesting displays at Salla Museum of War & Reconstruction, steep yourself in history at Paikanselan Taistelualue, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Salla Ski Resort.

To find ratings, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Salla online tour builder .

You can drive from Akaslompolo to Salla in 4 hours. In January in Salla, expect temperatures between 15°F during the day and 2°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Salla

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Winter Sports
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Salla Ski Resort ©
Salla Ski Resort

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