8 days in Lapland Itinerary

8 days in Lapland Itinerary

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8 days in Lapland Itinerary

Start: Brussels
Fly:  3​h 30​min
1
Akaslompolo
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Levi
— 2 nights
+2
bus + Fly + shuttle:  2​h 30​min
3
Inari
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
4
Salla
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
End: Brussels

1
night
Akaslompolo

Akaslompolo ©
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Mon): head outdoors with Scandinavian Adventures and then stroll through Yllas Ski Resort.

To see more things to do and tourist information, read our Akaslompolo travel itinerary planner .

Brussels, Belgium to Akaslompolo is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Brussels to Akaslompolo. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Brussels in January; daily highs in Akaslompolo reach -11°C and lows reach -22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can drive to Levi.

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
Levi

Levi ©
Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
On the 8th (Tue), ski along the peaceful trails at Levi Ski Resort. Here are some ideas for day two: experience rural life at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm, take a memorable tour with Tours, then make a trip to LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery, and finally gain insight at Kid's Land.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Levi tour itinerary maker tool .

Getting from Akaslompolo to Levi by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Levi can reach -11°C, while at night they dip to -21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to travel to Inari.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors Tours Parks
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Safaris
LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery ©
LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery

1
night
Inari

Inari ©
On the 10th (Thu), get into the urban bustle at The Sami Cultural Centre Sajos, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church, and then see the interesting displays at Siida.

To find reviews, ratings, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Inari travel site .

Getting from Levi to Inari by combination of bus, flight, and shuttle takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In January, daytime highs in Inari are -11°C, while nighttime lows are -20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to travel to Salla.

Things to do in Inari

Shopping Tours Museums
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The Sami Cultural Centre Sajos ©
The Sami Cultural Centre Sajos
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church
Siida ©
Siida

1
night
Salla

Salla ©
Salla is a municipality of Finland, located in Lapland. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Fri): fly down the slopes at Salla Ski Resort, then brush up on your military savvy at Salla Museum of War & Reconstruction, and then contemplate the long history of Paikanselan Taistelualue.

To find where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Salla travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Inari to Salla takes 4.5 hours. In January in Salla, expect temperatures between -11°C during the day and -19°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Salla

Outdoors Winter Sports Parks
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Salla Ski Resort ©
Salla Ski Resort

2
nights
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Sat): snap pictures at Lumberjack's Candle Bridge, look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, then explore the different monuments and memorials at German Soldier s Cemetery, and finally take an in-depth tour of Arktikum.

To see photos, maps, and other tourist information, read our Rovaniemi trip itinerary maker website .

Traveling by car from Salla to Rovaniemi takes 2 hours. January in Rovaniemi sees daily highs of -10°C and lows of -17°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 13th (Sun) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Safaris
Arktikum ©
Arktikum
German Soldier s Cemetery ©
German Soldier s Cemetery

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