8 days in Lapland Itinerary

8 days in Lapland Itinerary

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8 days in Lapland Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  10​h
1
Akaslompolo
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Levi
— 1 night
+2
bus + Fly + shuttle:  2​h 30​min
3
Inari
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
4
Salla
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h 45​min
End: London

1
day
Akaslompolo

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

To see other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Akaslompolo trip itinerary builder app .

Faro, Portugal to Akaslompolo is an approximately 15-hour flight. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Faro to Akaslompolo. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Faro in December; daily highs in Akaslompolo reach -5°C and lows reach -15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Levi.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Parks Winter Sports Outdoors

Side Trip

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

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.
On the 25th (Tue), glide through natural beauty at Levi Ski Resort.

To see maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Levi visit planner .

You can drive from Akaslompolo to Levi in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to -6°C, and evening lows to -15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Inari.

Things to do in Levi

Parks Winter Sports Adventure
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort

1
night
Inari

Inari ©
On the 26th (Wed), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church, examine the collection at Siida, and then admire the striking features of The Sami Cultural Centre Sajos.

For more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Inari travel route planner.

Do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle from Levi to Inari in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Inari can reach -7°C, while at night they dip to -17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can travel to Salla.

Things to do in Inari

Shopping Museums Tours
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The Sami Cultural Centre Sajos ©
The Sami Cultural Centre Sajos
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church
Siida ©
Siida

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night
Salla

Salla ©
Salla is a municipality of Finland, located in Lapland. Start off your visit on the 27th (Thu): brush up on your military savvy at Salla Museum of War & Reconstruction, steep yourself in history at Paikanselan Taistelualue, and then hit the slopes at Salla Ski Resort.

To find traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Salla journey maker .

Traveling by car from Inari to Salla takes 5 hours. Expect a daytime high around -7°C in December, and nighttime lows around -16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) early enough to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Salla

Parks Winter Sports Outdoors
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Salla Ski Resort ©
Salla Ski Resort

3
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Fri): snap pictures at Lumberjack's Candle Bridge, identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, and then stroll through Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy. On the 29th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get curious at Pilke Science Centre, get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Rovaniemi Church, and finally see the interesting displays at Lapland Forestry Museum.

To see reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi trip itinerary builder website .

Traveling by car from Salla to Rovaniemi takes 2 hours. December in Rovaniemi sees daily highs of -6°C and lows of -13°C at night. On the 30th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums Outdoors Parks
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Arktikum ©
Arktikum
Safaris
Forestry Museum of Lapland ©
Forestry Museum of Lapland

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