8 days in Lapland Itinerary

8 days in Lapland Itinerary

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8 days in Lapland Itinerary

Start: Pittsburgh
Fly:  22​h 15​min
1
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Salla
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
3
Inari
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
4
Akaslompolo
— 1 night
Fly:  22​h 45​min
End: Pittsburgh

2
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Sun): find something for the whole family at Santa Claus Village. On your second day here, examine the collection at Santa's House of Snowmobiles, see the interesting displays at Christmas House Santa, and then stroll through Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy.

To find maps, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi trip maker .

Pittsburgh, USA to Rovaniemi is an approximately 22.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Eastern European Time (EET) is 7 hours. When traveling from Pittsburgh in December, plan for colder days in Rovaniemi, with highs around 22°F, while nights are a bit cooler with lows around 11°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Salla.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

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

1
night
Salla

Salla ©
Salla is a municipality of Finland, located in Lapland. On the 19th (Wed), learn about all things military at Salla Museum of War & Reconstruction, then contemplate the long history of Paikanselan Taistelualue, and then hit the slopes at Salla Ski Resort.

For reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Salla road trip app .

You can drive from Rovaniemi to Salla in 2 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Salla can reach 20°F, while at night they dip to 7°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to travel to Inari.

Things to do in Salla

Parks Winter Sports Outdoors
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Salla Ski Resort ©
Salla Ski Resort

1
night
Inari

Inari ©
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Thu): pause for some serene contemplation at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church, then examine the collection at Siida, and then gain insight with The Sami Cultural Centre Sajos.

To see where to stay, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Inari trip planner .

Traveling by car from Salla to Inari takes 5 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to 21°F, and evening lows to 6°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can go by car to Akaslompolo.

Things to do in Inari

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

1
night
Akaslompolo

Akaslompolo ©
Start off your visit on the 21st (Fri): stop by Akaslompolo Sportshop and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Yllas Ski Resort.

To find other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Akaslompolo itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Inari to Akaslompolo takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 23°F in December, and nighttime lows around 9°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Parks Winter Sports Outdoors

Side Trip

Yllas Ski Resort
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Yllas Ski Resort ©
Yllas Ski Resort
Akaslompolo Sportshop ©
Akaslompolo Sportshop

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