8 days in Lapland Itinerary

8 days in Lapland Itinerary

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Fly to Kittilä Airport, Drive to Akaslompolo
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Akaslompolo
— 2 nights
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Saariselka
— 2 nights
Drive
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Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
Fly

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Akaslompolo

Kick off your visit on the 10th (Thu): bet on your favorite at Icekarting Levi and then explore the landscape on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Fri): hit the slopes at Yllas Ski Resort, then don't miss a visit to Lapland Hotels SnowVillage, then look for all kinds of wild species at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm, and finally stop by Inghams Mini Husky Experience.

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London, UK to Akaslompolo is an approximately 10-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Eastern European Standard Time, which is usually a 2 hour difference. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from London in December: high temperatures in Akaslompolo hover around -5°C and lows are around -15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Saariselka.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Parks · Winter Sports · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sat): explore the venue of The Sami Cultural Centre Sajos, see the interesting displays at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center, and then stop by Hippupuoti Gift Shop. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Sun): see the interesting displays at Gold Prospector Museum, then fly down the slopes at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel.

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You can drive from Akaslompolo to Saariselka in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Saariselka can reach -7°C, while at night they dip to -17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Winter Sports · Outdoors · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

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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.
When in Rovaniemi, make a side trip to see Ranua Zoo in Ranua, approximately Ranua away. There's lots more to do: get in on the family fun at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, make a trip to Santa Claus Village, take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, and examine the collection at Christmas House Santa.

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Drive from Saariselka to Rovaniemi in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December in Rovaniemi, expect temperatures between -6°C during the day and -13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums · Theme Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Parks

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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.