8 days in Lapland Itinerary

8 days in Lapland Itinerary

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8 days in Lapland Itinerary

Start: Jakarta
bus + Fly:  25​h
1
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Salla
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Levi
— 1 night
bus:  1​h 15​min
4
Akaslompolo
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  26​h
End: Jakarta

2
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy and Lumberjack's Candle Bridge. Kids will enjoy Snowman World Igloo Hotel and SantaPark. The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Christmas House Santa, get lost in a book at Rovaniemi City Library, stroll the grounds of German Soldier s Cemetery, and see Santa Claus Office.

For where to stay, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read Rovaniemi itinerary planner .

Jakarta, Indonesia to Rovaniemi is an approximately 25-hour flight. The time zone changes from West Indonesia Time (WIB) to Eastern European Time (EET), which is usually a -5 hour difference. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from Jakarta in December, with highs in Rovaniemi at -6°C and lows at -13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can travel to Salla.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Outdoors Museums Winter Sports
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Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy ©
Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy
Snowman World Igloo Hotel ©
Snowman World Igloo Hotel

1
night
Salla

Salla ©
Salla is a municipality of Finland, located in Lapland. Kick off your visit on the 24th (Mon): learn about all things military at Salla Museum of War & Reconstruction, steep yourself in history at Paikanselan Taistelualue, and then stroll through Salla Ski Resort.

To see more things to do, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read our Salla day trip planning website .

Getting from Rovaniemi to Salla by car takes about 2 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to -7°C, and evening lows to -16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can travel to Levi.

Things to do in Salla

Outdoors Winter Sports Parks
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Salla Ski Resort ©
Salla Ski Resort

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), find something for the whole family at Levi Huskypark, admire all the interesting features of Ice Karting Levi, and then get your game on at Kid's Land.

For maps, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Levi day trip site .

Drive from Salla to Levi in 3.5 hours. December in Levi sees daily highs of -6°C and lows of -15°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can go by car to Akaslompolo.

Things to do in Levi

Theme Parks Fun & Games

Side Trip

Levi Huskypark
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Levi Huskypark ©
Levi Huskypark
Icekarting Levi ©
Icekarting Levi

1
night
Akaslompolo

Akaslompolo ©
On the 26th (Wed), stop by Akaslompolo Sportshop and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Yllas Ski Resort.

To find other places to visit, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Akaslompolo holiday maker website .

You can drive from Levi to Akaslompolo in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In December in Akaslompolo, expect temperatures between -5°C during the day and -15°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Outdoors Winter Sports Parks

Side Trip

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

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