8 days in Lapland Itinerary

8 days in Lapland Itinerary

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8 days in Lapland Itinerary

Start: Minneapolis
Fly:  21​h 45​min
1
Saariselka
— 2 nights
+2
bus + Fly + bus:  3​h
2
Levi
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Akaslompolo
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
4
Salla
— 2 nights
Fly:  20​h
End: Minneapolis

2
nights
Saariselka

Saariselka ©
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sun): see the interesting displays at Gold Prospector Museum. Keep things going the next day: hit the slopes at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort.

For more things to do, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Saariselka travel route tool .

Minneapolis, USA to Saariselka is an approximately 22-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 8 hours traveling from Minneapolis to Saariselka. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Minneapolis in December, with highs in Saariselka at 21°F and lows at 6°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors Winter Sports Parks

Side Trips

Inari, Gold Prospector Museum
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Gold Prospector Museum ©
Gold Prospector Museum
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort ©
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort

1
night
Levi

Levi ©
Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Wed): relax in the rural setting at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm, explore and take pictures at Ice Karting Levi, then get your game on at G2 Ice Karting Levi, then make a trip to LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery, and finally have some family-friendly fun at Kid's Land.

To see ratings, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Levi trip planner .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Saariselka to Levi takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December in Levi, expect temperatures between 22°F during the day and 8°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can drive to Akaslompolo.

Things to do in Levi

Fun & Games Outdoors Wildlife
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G2 Ice Karting Levi ©
G2 Ice Karting Levi
Ice Karting Levi ©
Ice Karting Levi
LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery ©
LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery

1
night
Akaslompolo

Akaslompolo ©
On the 20th (Thu), look for gifts at Akaslompolo Sportshop and then fly down the slopes at Yllas Ski Resort.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Akaslompolo trip planning tool .

You can drive from Levi to Akaslompolo in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Akaslompolo can reach 23°F, while at night they dip to 9°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can travel to Salla.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Outdoors Winter Sports Parks

Side Trip

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

2
nights
Salla

Salla ©
Salla is a municipality of Finland, located in Lapland. Start off your visit on the 21st (Fri): hit the slopes at Salla Ski Resort, then join in the after-dark buzz at Salla Museum of War & Reconstruction, and then steep yourself in history at Paikanselan Taistelualue.

To see ratings, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Salla trip itinerary maker .

Drive from Akaslompolo to Salla in 4 hours. In December, daytime highs in Salla are 20°F, while nighttime lows are 7°F. On the 22nd (Sat), you're off tohome.

Things to do in Salla

Outdoors Winter Sports Parks
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Salla Ski Resort ©
Salla Ski Resort

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