8 days in Lapland Itinerary

8 days in Lapland Itinerary

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Fly
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Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Drive
2
Akaslompolo
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Salla
— 1 night
Drive
4
Luosto
— 2 nights
Drive to Rovaniemi Airport, Fly to Edinburgh Airport

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Rovaniemi

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 27th (Thu), look for gifts at Your Piece Of Finland, then take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, and then examine the collection at Christmas House Santa. Here are some ideas for day two: see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Rovaniemi Church, then don't miss a visit to Lordi's Square, and finally try to win big at Feel Vegas - Club Rovaniemi.

To find where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Rovaniemi tour itinerary planner.

Lisbon, Portugal to Rovaniemi is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Lisbon to Rovaniemi. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from Lisbon in December, with highs in Rovaniemi at -6°C and lows at -13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can drive to Akaslompolo.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums · Fun & Games · Casinos · Nightlife
Find places to stay Dec 27 — 28:
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Must see
Safaris
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Arktikum ©
Must see
Arktikum
4.1

2
nights
Akaslompolo

Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sat): identify plant and animal life at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm, then take a stroll through Ounasjoki - River for activities, and then hit the slopes at Yllas Ski Resort. Here are some ideas for day two: take a memorable tour with Levi Ski Resort.

For other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Akaslompolo journey maker site.

Drive from Rovaniemi to Akaslompolo in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. December in Akaslompolo sees daily highs of -5°C and lows of -15°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) early enough to travel to Salla.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Parks · Winter Sports · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 28 — 30:
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Must see
Levi Ski Resort
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Yllas Ski Resort ©
Ski Area
Yllas Ski Resort
4.1

1
night
Salla

Salla is a municipality of Finland, located in Lapland. Kick off your visit on the 31st (Mon): hit the slopes at Salla Ski Resort, then steep yourself in history at Paikanselan Taistelualue, and then take an in-depth tour of Salla Museum of War & Reconstruction.

For photos, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Salla trip planner.

Getting from Akaslompolo to Salla by car takes about 4 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to -7°C, and evening lows to -16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Mon) so you can drive to Luosto.

Things to do in Salla

Winter Sports · Outdoors · Parks · Museums
Find places to stay Dec 30 — 31:
Highlights from your trip
Salla Ski Resort ©
Ski Area
Salla Ski Resort
4.4
Paikanselan Taistelualue ©
Historic Site
Paikanselan Taistelualue
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2
nights
Luosto

Nestled among vast forests and fells, Luosto represents a small idyllic resort village set on the edge of Pyha-Luosto National Park.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Tue): discover the riches below the earth's surface at Amethyst Mine Lapland, view the masterpieces at Museum - Gallery Alariesto, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Sodankyla.

For maps, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Luosto trip itinerary planning website.

You can drive from Salla to Luosto in 2 hours. In December in Luosto, expect temperatures between -8°C during the day and -17°C at night. You'll set off for home on the 2nd (Wed).

Things to do in Luosto

Shopping · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 31 — Jan 2:
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