8 days in Lapland Itinerary

8 days in Lapland Itinerary

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Fly to Kuusamo Airport, Drive to Salla
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Salla
— 1 night
Drive
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Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
Drive
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Akaslompolo
— 1 night
Drive to Kittilä Airport, Fly to Knoxville

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Salla

— 1 night
Salla is a municipality of Finland, located in Lapland. Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Salla trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Knoxville, USA to Salla is an approximately 25-hour combination of flight and car. Traveling from Knoxville to Salla, you'll lose 7 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from Knoxville in October: high temperatures in Salla hover around 37°F and lows are around 29°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Salla

Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Oct 15 — 16:

Rovaniemi

— 3 nights

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Wed): engage your brain at Science Centre Pilke, then take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, then stroll the grounds of German Soldier s Cemetery, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Rovaniemi Church. On your second day here, examine the collection at Santa's House of Snowmobiles, then see Santa Claus Office, then examine the collection at Christmas House Santa, and finally admire the masterpieces at Korundi House of Culture.

To see reviews, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi driving holiday website.

Traveling by car from Salla to Rovaniemi takes 2 hours. In October, daytime highs in Rovaniemi are 37°F, while nighttime lows are 30°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Akaslompolo.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums · Childrens Museums · Historic Sites · Fun & Games
Find places to stay Oct 16 — 19:

Akaslompolo

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Fri): glide through natural beauty at Seven Fells Up. On the 20th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour and then fly down the slopes at Yllas Ski Resort.

To see photos, ratings, maps, and tourist information, go to the Akaslompolo holiday planner.

Drive from Rovaniemi to Akaslompolo in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. October in Akaslompolo sees daily highs of 37°F and lows of 27°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Outdoors · Winter Sports · Tours · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 19 — 20:

Lapland travel guide

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Landmarks · Nightlife · Safaris
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.