8 days in Lapland Itinerary

8 days in Lapland Itinerary

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Fly to Kittilä Airport, Drive to Akaslompolo
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Akaslompolo
— 1 day
Drive
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Levi
— 1 night
Fly
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Inari
— 1 night
Drive
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Salla
— 1 night
Drive
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Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
Fly

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Akaslompolo

Start off your visit on the 24th (Mon): look for gifts at Akaslompolo Sportshop and then fly down the slopes at Yllas Ski Resort.

To see photos, maps, and other tourist information, read Akaslompolo trip maker site.

London, UK to Akaslompolo is an approximately 10-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to Eastern European Standard Time is 2 hours. Traveling from London in December, expect Akaslompolo to be colder, temps between -5°C and -15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Levi.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Winter Sports · Parks · Outdoors · Shopping

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 24 — 25:

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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 25th (Tue): stroll through Levi Ski Resort.

For more things to do, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read Levi route planning tool.

Traveling by car from Akaslompolo to Levi takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Levi can reach -6°C, while at night they dip to -15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to travel to Inari.

Things to do in Levi

Trails · Winter Sports · Tours · Adventure
Find places to stay Dec 24 — 25:
Highlights from your trip

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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 26th (Wed): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church, then see the interesting displays at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center, and then tour or see a show at The Sami Cultural Centre Sajos.

To find reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Inari planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Levi to Inari takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Inari are -7°C, while nighttime lows are -17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can travel to Salla.

Things to do in Inari

Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Dec 25 — 26:

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Salla

Salla is a municipality of Finland, located in Lapland. Start off your visit on the 27th (Thu): get engrossed in the history at Salla Museum of War & Reconstruction, contemplate the long history of Paikanselan Taistelualue, and then stroll through Salla Ski Resort.

To see ratings, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Salla trip itinerary builder tool.

Getting from Inari to Salla by car takes about 5 hours. In December in Salla, expect temperatures between -7°C during the day and -16°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Salla

Winter Sports · Parks · Outdoors · Museums
Find places to stay Dec 26 — 27:

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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.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Fri): take an exotic tour of a safari tour and then stroll through Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy. On the 29th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: engage your brain at Pilke Science Centre, get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, then pause for some serene contemplation at Rovaniemi Church, and finally take an in-depth tour of Forestry Museum of Lapland.

For photos, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi trip maker site.

Getting from Salla to Rovaniemi by car takes about 2 hours. In December, daytime highs in Rovaniemi are -6°C, while nighttime lows are -13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Parks
Find places to stay Dec 27 — 30:

Lapland travel guide

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Landmarks · Safaris · Nightlife
The wild expanses of Lapland promise spectacular scenery, adventure, and rich cultural experiences. As the country's northernmost region, it sits well above the Arctic Circle. Despite also being the largest region, in Lapland just 3.4 percent of the Finnish population calls this great stretch of land home, leaving plenty of room for pristine lakes, dense forest, and seven unspoiled national parks. An abundance of well-marked trails await hikers of all levels, while more remote and rugged adventures beckon experienced explorers. Music is of particular importance in these parts, so try to catch a concert or dance performance during your stay.