8 days in Lapland Itinerary

8 days in Lapland Itinerary

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8 days in Lapland Itinerary

Start: Amsterdam
Fly:  7​h 30​min
1
Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Salla
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
3
Inari
— 1 night
+2
shuttle + Fly + bus:  2​h 30​min
4
Levi
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Akaslompolo
— 2 nights
Fly:  9​h 15​min
End: Amsterdam


1
night
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 12th (Sat), look for gifts at Your Piece Of Finland.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Rovaniemi itinerary website .

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Rovaniemi is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Amsterdam to Rovaniemi, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from Amsterdam in January: high temperatures in Rovaniemi hover around -10°C and lows are around -17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) early enough to travel to Salla.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Safaris
Arktikum ©
Arktikum
Santa Claus Office ©
Santa Claus Office

1
night
Salla

Salla ©
Salla is a municipality of Finland, located in Lapland. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Mon): hit 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.

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Drive from Rovaniemi to Salla in 2 hours. In January, plan for daily highs up to -11°C, and evening lows to -19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Inari.

Things to do in Salla

Winter Sports Outdoors Parks
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Salla Ski Resort ©
Salla Ski Resort

1
night
Inari

Inari ©
On the 15th (Tue), see the interesting displays at Siida, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church, and then get interesting insight from The Sami Cultural Centre Sajos.

To see traveler tips, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read Inari trip itinerary maker site .

You can drive from Salla to Inari in 4.5 hours. In January in Inari, expect temperatures between -11°C during the day and -20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Levi.

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

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 16th (Wed), get interesting insight from Levi Ski Resort. On the next day, experience rural life at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm, see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, then don't miss a visit to LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery, and finally have some family-friendly fun at Kid's Land.

To find maps, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, use the Levi day trip planning website .

Traveling by combination of shuttle, flight, and bus from Inari to Levi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around -11°C in January, and nighttime lows around -21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) early enough to drive to Akaslompolo.

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

2
nights
Akaslompolo

Akaslompolo ©
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Fri): ski along the peaceful trails at Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park. On the 19th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: tour the pleasant surroundings at Yllas Ski Resort.

To see reviews, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Akaslompolo trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Levi to Akaslompolo takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. January in Akaslompolo sees daily highs of -11°C and lows of -22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Winter Sports Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Yllas Ski Resort, Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park
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Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park ©
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park
Yllas Ski Resort ©
Yllas Ski Resort

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