8 days in Lapland Itinerary

8 days in Lapland Itinerary

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8 days in Lapland Itinerary

Start: Jeddah
+2
Fly + bus + train:  17​h 45​min
1
Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Salla
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Saariselka
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
4
Akaslompolo
— 2 nights
Fly:  16​h 15​min
End: Jeddah

1
night
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 29th (Sat), don't miss a visit to Marttiinin Wanha Tehdas, browse the collection at Rovaniemi City Library, take in the views from Lumberjack's Candle Bridge, then examine the collection at Christmas House Santa, and finally enjoy some diversion at Snowman World Igloo Hotel. On your second day here, catch some excitement at Feelapland, explore the world behind art at Korundi House of Culture, and then stop by Your Piece Of Finland.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi journey planner .

Jeddah, Saudi Arabia to Rovaniemi is an approximately 18-hour combination of flight and train. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or fly. The time zone changes from Arabia Standard Time (AST) to Eastern European Time (EET), which is usually a -1 hour difference. In December, Rovaniemi is colder than Jeddah - with highs of -6°C and lows of -13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Salla.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

#Fun & Games, #Outdoors, #Tours
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Snowman World Igloo Hotel ©
Snowman World Igloo Hotel
Christmas House Santa ©
Christmas House Santa
Lumberjack's Candle Bridge ©
Lumberjack's Candle Bridge

1
night
Salla

Salla ©
Salla is a municipality of Finland, located in Lapland. On the 31st (Mon), stroll through Salla Ski Resort and then brush up on your military savvy at Salla Museum of War & Reconstruction.

For more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read Salla itinerary builder site .

You can drive from Rovaniemi to Salla in 2 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 Saariselka.

Things to do in Salla

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

1
night
Saariselka

Saariselka ©
On the 1st (Tue), stroll through Urho Kekkonen National Park, examine the collection at Gold Prospector Museum, then look for gifts at Hippupuoti Gift Shop, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel.

To see photos, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Saariselka trip maker .

Drive from Salla to Saariselka in 3.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around -7°C in December, and nighttime lows around -17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) to allow time to drive to Akaslompolo.

Things to do in Saariselka

#Outdoors, #Nature, #Winter Sports

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
Hippupuoti Gift Shop ©
Hippupuoti Gift Shop

2
nights
Akaslompolo

Akaslompolo ©
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): stop by Akaslompolo Sportshop and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Yllas Ski Resort. Keep things going the next day: shop like a local with Elan Ski Shop & Rental, then get your game on at Kid's Land, and then don't miss a visit to Giewont Husky Adventures.

To see ratings, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Akaslompolo trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Saariselka to Akaslompolo in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around -11°C in January, and nighttime lows around -22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

#Outdoors, #Winter Sports, #Parks

Side Trips

Levi, Yllas Ski Resort, Giewont Husky Adventures
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Yllas Ski Resort ©
Yllas Ski Resort
Elan Ski Shop & Rental ©
Elan Ski Shop & Rental
Akaslompolo Sportshop ©
Akaslompolo Sportshop

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