8 days in Lapland Itinerary

8 days in Lapland Itinerary

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Rovaniemi
— 1 night
2
Salla
— 1 night
3
Saariselka
— 1 night
4
Akaslompolo
— 2 nights

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Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Sat): revel in the low prices at Marttiini Store Old Factory, then get lost in a book at Rovaniemi City Library, then examine the collection at Christmas House Santa, and finally have some family-friendly fun at Snowman World Igloo Hotel. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Sun): see the top attractions with Feelapland, explore the world behind art at Korundi House of Culture, and then stop by Your Piece Of Finland.

To see maps, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi trip itinerary builder site.

Jeddah, Saudi Arabia to Rovaniemi is an approximately 15-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone changes from Arabian Standard Time (AST) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Jeddah in December, things will get cooler in Rovaniemi: highs are around -6°C and lows about -13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) early enough to travel to Salla.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Tours · Wildlife · Outdoors
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Christmas House Santa ©
Christmas House Santa
Rovaniemi City Library ©
Rovaniemi City Library
Marttiini Store Old Factory ©
Marttiini Store Old Factory

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Salla

Salla ©
Salla is a municipality of Finland, located in Lapland. Kick off your visit on the 31st (Mon): fly down the slopes at Salla Ski Resort and then take an in-depth tour of Salla Museum of War & Reconstruction.

To find reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Salla trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Rovaniemi to Salla in 2 hours. In December, daytime highs in Salla are -7°C, while nighttime lows are -16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Saariselka.

Things to do in Salla

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

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Saariselka

Saariselka ©
Outdoor pursuits--ranging from cross-country skiing and snowmobiling to reindeer safaris and chasing Northern Lights--draw the largest number of tourists to Saariselka.
On the 1st (Tue), fly down the slopes at Urho Kekkonen National Park, see the interesting displays at Gold Prospector Museum, then look for gifts at Hippupuoti Gift Shop, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel.

To see photos, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Saariselka online travel planner.

Getting from Salla to Saariselka by car takes about 4 hours. In December in Saariselka, expect temperatures between -7°C during the day and -17°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) so you can go by car to Akaslompolo.

Things to do in Saariselka

Nature · Winter Sports · Outdoors

Side Trips

Gold Prospector Museum, Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel
Find places to stay Dec 31 — Jan 1:
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Urho Kekkonen National Park ©
Urho Kekkonen National Park
Gold Prospector Museum ©
Gold Prospector Museum
Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel ©
Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel

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nights
Akaslompolo

Akaslompolo ©
On the 2nd (Wed), stop by Akaslompolo Sportshop and then fly down the slopes at Yllas Ski Resort. On your second day here, get all the equipment you need at Elan Ski Shop & Rental, then have some family-friendly fun at Kids' Land, and then make a trip to Giewont Husky Adventures.

For maps, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Akaslompolo road trip planning tool.

Getting from Saariselka to Akaslompolo by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to -11°C, and evening lows to -22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) so you can 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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Giewont Husky Adventures ©
Giewont Husky Adventures
Akaslompolo Sportshop ©
Akaslompolo Sportshop
Elan Ski Shop & Rental ©
Elan Ski Shop & Rental

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