8 days in Lapland Itinerary

8 days in Lapland Itinerary

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8 days in Lapland Itinerary

Start: Philadelphia
train + Fly:  16​h 15​min
1
Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Salla
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Inari
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
4
Akaslompolo
— 3 nights
Fly:  20​h 30​min
End: Philadelphia

1
night
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 6th (Mon), take an exotic tour of a safari tour, stroll the grounds of German Soldier s Cemetery, then stop by LAURI, and finally get engrossed in the history at Arktikum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get in on the family fun at Santa Claus Village, enjoy some diversion at Santa Claus Office, then explore the fascinating underground world of Syvasenvaara Fell, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Rovaniemi Church.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi trip itinerary planning site .

Philadelphia, USA to Rovaniemi is an approximately 16.5-hour combination of train and flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train, flight, taxi, and bus. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Eastern European Time (EET), which is usually a 7 hour difference. Traveling from Philadelphia in May, expect nights in Rovaniemi to be slightly colder, around 37°F, while days are cooler, around 51°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can travel to Salla.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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Arktikum ©
Arktikum
Safaris
Rovaniemi Church ©
Rovaniemi Church

1
night
Salla

Salla ©
Salla is a municipality of Finland, located in Lapland. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Wed): fly down the slopes at Salla Ski Resort, then learn about all things military at Salla Museum of War & Reconstruction, and then contemplate the long history of Paikanselan Taistelualue.

For more things to do, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, use the Salla trip website .

You can drive from Rovaniemi to Salla in 2 hours. In May, daily temperatures in Salla can reach 50°F, while at night they dip to 34°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to travel to Inari.

Things to do in Salla

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Salla Ski Resort ©
Salla Ski Resort

1
night
Inari

Inari ©
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Thu): go for a walk through Otsamo Fell, then examine the collection at Siida, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church.

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You can drive from Salla to Inari in 4.5 hours. In May, daytime highs in Inari are 49°F, while nighttime lows are 34°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can go by car to Akaslompolo.

Things to do in Inari

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Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church
Otsamo Fell ©
Otsamo Fell

3
nights
Akaslompolo

Akaslompolo ©
Start off your visit on the 10th (Fri): glide through natural beauty at Levi Ski Resort. Keep things going the next day: get interesting insight from Tours and then get outside with Seven Fells Up.

To find photos, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Akaslompolo tour itinerary planner.

Drive from Inari to Akaslompolo in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 50°F in May, and nighttime lows around 34°F. On the 12th (Sun), you're off tohome.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Outdoors Tours Winter Sports

Side Trip

Levi Ski Resort
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Safaris
Seven Fells Up ©
Seven Fells Up

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