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
— 1 day
Drive
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Saariselka
— 2 nights
Drive
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Salla
— 1 night
Drive
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Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Fly

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Akaslompolo

Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sat): see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour and then hit the slopes at Yllas Ski Resort.

To find more things to do, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read Akaslompolo online driving holiday planner.

Plattsburgh, USA to Akaslompolo is an approximately 25-hour combination of flight and car. 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 colder (26°F), and nights are little chillier (15°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to drive to Saariselka.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports · Tours

Side Trip

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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 24th (Sun): fly down the slopes at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort. Here are some ideas for day two: hit the slopes at Urho Kekkonen National Park, then see the interesting displays at Gold Prospector Museum, then look for gifts at Hippupuoti Gift Shop, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel.

To find maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Saariselka online journey maker.

Traveling by car from Akaslompolo to Saariselka takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. In November, daily temperatures in Saariselka can reach 27°F, while at night they dip to 16°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) early enough to travel to Salla.

Things to do in Saariselka

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Trails

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 23 — 25:

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Salla

Salla is a municipality of Finland, located in Lapland. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Tue): get engrossed in the history at Salla Museum of War & Reconstruction and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Salla Ski Resort.

For more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Salla trip itinerary builder tool.

Getting from Saariselka to Salla by car takes about 4 hours. In November, plan for daily highs up to 29°F, and evening lows to 20°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) so you can travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Salla

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Museums
Find places to stay Nov 25 — 26:

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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.
On the 27th (Wed), see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, then see the interesting displays at Santa's House of Snowmobiles, then get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, and finally look for gifts at Your Piece Of Finland.

For where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi trip planner.

Traveling by car from Salla to Rovaniemi takes 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) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums · Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife
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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.