8 days in Lapland Itinerary

8 days in Lapland Itinerary

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8 days in Lapland Itinerary

Start: Lisbon
Fly:  11​h 30​min
1
Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Akaslompolo
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
3
Salla
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Luosto
— 2 nights
Fly:  10​h 15​min
End: Edinburgh

1
night
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Thu): look for gifts at Your Piece Of Finland, take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, and then see the interesting displays at Christmas House Santa. Keep things going the next day: snap pictures at Lumberjack's Candle Bridge, see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, then 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, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi attractions planner.

Lisbon, Portugal to Rovaniemi is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight, taxi, and bus; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Western European Time to Eastern European Time is 2 hours. In December, Rovaniemi is colder than Lisbon - with highs of -6°C and lows of -13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Akaslompolo.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

#Museums, #Fun & Games, #Nightlife
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Safaris
Christmas House Santa ©
Christmas House Santa
Arktikum ©
Arktikum

2
nights
Akaslompolo

Akaslompolo ©
Start off your visit on the 29th (Sat): tour the pleasant surroundings at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm, take a stroll through Ounasjoki - River for activities, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Yllas Ski Resort. On the 30th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: ski along the peaceful trails at Levi Ski Resort.

For maps, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read Akaslompolo trip itinerary tool .

Traveling by car from Rovaniemi to Akaslompolo takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Akaslompolo are -5°C, while nighttime lows are -15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) so you can travel to Salla.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Winter Sports

Side Trips

Levi, Yllas Ski Resort, Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm
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Yllas Ski Resort ©
Yllas Ski Resort
Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort

1
night
Salla

Salla ©
Salla is a municipality of Finland, located in Lapland. On the 31st (Mon), fly down the slopes at Salla Ski Resort, then contemplate the long history of Paikanselan Taistelualue, and then brush up on your military savvy at Salla Museum of War & Reconstruction.

To see maps, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Salla day trip tool .

Traveling by car from Akaslompolo to Salla takes 4 hours. December in Salla sees daily highs of -7°C and lows of -16°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Mon) so you can travel to Luosto.

Things to do in Salla

#Winter Sports, #Outdoors, #Parks
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Salla Ski Resort ©
Salla Ski Resort

2
nights
Luosto

Start off your visit on the 1st (Tue): admire all the interesting features of Amethyst Mine Lapland, then explore the world behind art at Museum - Gallery Alariesto, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Sodankyla. On the 2nd (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read Luosto trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Salla to Luosto by car takes about 2 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to -8°C, and evening lows to -17°C. On the 2nd (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Luosto

#Outdoors, #Tours, #Wildlife

Side Trips

Sodankyla, Safaris
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Church of Sodankyla ©
Church of Sodankyla
Amethyst Mine Lapland ©
Amethyst Mine Lapland

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