8 days in Lapland Itinerary

8 days in Lapland Itinerary

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8 days in Lapland Itinerary

Start: Plattsburgh
Fly + Drive:  27​h
1
Akaslompolo
— 1 day
Drive:  3​h 30​min
2
Saariselka
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Salla
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Fly:  23​h 15​min
End: Plattsburgh

1
day
Akaslompolo

Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Sat): surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour and then stroll through Yllas Ski Resort.

For other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, use the Akaslompolo trip itinerary maker app .

Plattsburgh, USA to Akaslompolo is an approximately 27-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 7 hours traveling from Plattsburgh to Akaslompolo. Traveling from Plattsburgh in November, you will find days in Akaslompolo are much colder (26°F), and nights are slightly colder (15°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to drive to Saariselka.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Outdoors Winter Sports Parks

Side Trip

Yllas Ski Resort
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Yllas Ski Resort ©
Yllas Ski Resort

2
nights
Saariselka

Saariselka ©
Start off your visit on the 24th (Sun): gear up at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Mon): tour the pleasant surroundings at Urho Kekkonen National Park, examine the collection at Gold Prospector Museum, then stop by Hippupuoti Gift Shop, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel.

To find photos, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Saariselka trip itinerary planning app .

You can drive from Akaslompolo to Saariselka in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to 27°F, and evening lows to 16°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can travel to Salla.

Things to do in Saariselka

Winter Sports Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel, 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

1
night
Salla

Salla ©
Salla is a municipality of Finland, located in Lapland. On the 26th (Tue), learn about all things military at Salla Museum of War & Reconstruction and then hit the slopes at Salla Ski Resort.

For other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read our Salla trip planner.

You can drive from Saariselka to Salla in 4 hours. November in Salla sees daily highs of 29°F and lows of 20°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) 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

1
night
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 27th (Wed), see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, then examine the collection at Santa's House of Snowmobiles, then take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, and finally stop by Your Piece Of Finland.

For other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Rovaniemi online travel route planner .

Getting from Salla to Rovaniemi by car takes about 2 hours. In November, daytime highs in Rovaniemi are 28°F, while nighttime lows are 20°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums Outdoors Wildlife
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Santa's House of Snowmobiles ©
Santa's House of Snowmobiles
Arktikum ©
Arktikum

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