8 days in Lapland Itinerary

8 days in Lapland Itinerary

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8 days in Lapland Itinerary

Start: Naples
Fly + Drive:  15​h 15​min
1
Akaslompolo
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
2
Saariselka
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Salla
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Fly:  9​h 45​min
End: Naples

2
nights
Akaslompolo

Akaslompolo ©
Discover out-of-the-way places like Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park and Yllas Ski Resort. Explore Akaslompolo's surroundings by going to Inghams Mini Husky Experience (in Levi), Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm (in Sirkka) and Giewont Husky Adventures (in Kittila).

To see reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Akaslompolo online tour itinerary planner .

Naples, Italy to Akaslompolo is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. You can also drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Naples to Akaslompolo due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Naples in November, things will get colder in Akaslompolo: highs are around -3°C and lows about -11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Saariselka.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports

Side Trips

Levi, Yllas Ski Resort, Giewont Husky Adventures, Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park
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Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park ©
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park
Seven Fells Up ©
Seven Fells Up
Yllas Ski Resort ©
Yllas Ski Resort

1
night
Saariselka

Saariselka ©
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Thu): examine the collection at Gold Prospector Museum, then explore the striking landscape of Urho Kekkonen National Park, then pause for some serene contemplation at Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel, and finally have fun at Action Park.

To see maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Saariselka trip planner .

You can drive from Akaslompolo to Saariselka in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around -3°C in November, and nighttime lows around -10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Salla.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors Nature Museums

Side Trips

Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel, Gold Prospector Museum
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Urho Kekkonen National Park ©
Urho Kekkonen National Park
Gold Prospector Museum ©
Gold Prospector Museum

1
night
Salla

Salla ©
Salla is a municipality of Finland, located in Lapland. On the 30th (Fri), 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.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, go to the Salla travel route planner .

Traveling by car from Saariselka to Salla takes 4 hours. In November, plan for daily highs up to -1°C, and evening lows to -7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) early enough to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Salla

Outdoors Winter Sports Parks
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Salla Ski Resort ©
Salla Ski Resort
Salla Museum of War & Reconstruction ©
Paikanselan Taistelualue ©
Paikanselan Taistelualue

2
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 1st (Sat), take in the views from Lumberjack's Candle Bridge, hit the slopes at Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy, then admire the masterpieces at Korundi House of Culture, and finally make a trip to Marttiinin Wanha Tehdas. Keep things going the next day: have fun at Snowman World Igloo Hotel and then see the interesting displays at Christmas House Santa.

To see where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Rovaniemi travel planner.

You can drive from Salla to Rovaniemi in 2 hours. In November in Rovaniemi, expect temperatures between -2°C during the day and -7°C at night. On the 2nd (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Outdoors Winter Sports Parks
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Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy ©
Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy
Marttiinin ©
Marttiinin
Christmas House Santa ©
Christmas House Santa

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