8 days in Lapland Itinerary

8 days in Lapland Itinerary

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8 days in Lapland Itinerary

Start: Boston
Fly:  18​h 15​min
1
Salla
— 1 day
Drive:  3​h 15​min
2
Saariselka
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Akaslompolo
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
End: Boston

1
day
Salla

Salla ©
Salla is a municipality of Finland, located in Lapland. Start off your visit on the 27th (Thu): fly down the slopes at Salla Ski Resort and then learn about all things military at Salla Museum of War & Reconstruction.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Salla trip itinerary maker website .

Boston, USA to Salla is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Eastern European Time (EET), which is usually a 7 hour difference. Traveling from Boston in February, things will get slightly colder in Salla: highs are around 22°F and lows about 11°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Saariselka.

Things to do in Salla

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports
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Salla Ski Resort ©
Salla Ski Resort

1
night
Saariselka

Saariselka ©
Start off your visit on the 28th (Fri): surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, fly down the slopes at Urho Kekkonen National Park, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel.

To see other places to visit, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Saariselka driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Salla to Saariselka in 3.5 hours. In February, plan for daily highs up to 22°F, and evening lows to 9°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to drive to Akaslompolo.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trip

Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel
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Urho Kekkonen National Park ©
Urho Kekkonen National Park

2
nights
Akaslompolo

Akaslompolo ©
On the 29th (Sat), glide through natural beauty at Levi Ski Resort. On your second day here, fly down the slopes at Yllas Ski Resort and then see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour.

For photos, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Akaslompolo online trip maker .

You can drive from Saariselka to Akaslompolo in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. In February, plan for daily highs up to 24°F, and evening lows to 13°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) so you can go by car to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports

Side Trips

Levi Ski Resort, Yllas Ski Resort
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Safaris
Yllas Ski Resort ©
Yllas Ski Resort

3
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Arktikum and Pilke Science Centre. Step out of the city life by going to Safaris and Syvasenvaara Fell. And it doesn't end there: get in on the family fun at Santa Claus Village, stop by Your Piece Of Finland, see the interesting displays at Santa's House of Snowmobiles, and see Santa Claus Office.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi day trip website .

Traveling by car from Akaslompolo to Rovaniemi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. March in Rovaniemi sees daily highs of 30°F and lows of 17°F at night. On the 4th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks Museums Outdoors
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Arktikum ©
Arktikum
Safaris
Santa's House of Snowmobiles ©
Santa's House of Snowmobiles

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