8 days in Lapland Itinerary

8 days in Lapland Itinerary

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Route & dates

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

2
nights
Akaslompolo

Akaslompolo ©
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sat): stop by Akaslompolo Sportshop and then fly down the slopes at Yllas Ski Resort.

For traveler tips, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read our Akaslompolo day trip planner.

London, UK to Akaslompolo is an approximately 10-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Eastern European Standard Time, which is usually a 2 hour difference. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from London in December: high temperatures in Akaslompolo hover around °C and lows are around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Saariselka.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports

Side Trip

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

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Sun): pause for some serene contemplation at Saint Tryphon Pechenga Orthodox Church and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church. On the 31st (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: pause for some serene contemplation at Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel and then get in on the family fun at Angry Birds Activity Park.

To find other places to visit, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read our Saariselka trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Akaslompolo to Saariselka takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around °C in December, and nighttime lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) to allow time to drive to Luosto.

Things to do in Saariselka

Theme Parks Historic Sites Trails

Side Trips

Inari, Gold Prospector Museum
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Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church
Gold Prospector Museum ©
Gold Prospector Museum
Urho Kekkonen National Park ©
Urho Kekkonen National Park

1
night
Luosto

Luosto ©
Nestled among vast forests and fells, Luosto represents a small idyllic resort village set on the edge of Pyha-Luosto National Park.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): look for all kinds of wild species at Kopara Reindeer Park and then discover the riches below the earth's surface at Amethyst Mine Lapland.

For traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Luosto trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Saariselka to Luosto by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Luosto

Parks Wildlife
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Kopara Reindeer Park ©
Kopara Reindeer Park
Amethyst Mine Lapland ©
Amethyst Mine Lapland

2
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Thu): fly down the slopes at Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy and then admire the masterpieces at Korundi House of Culture. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at Santa's House of Snowmobiles, thenHead underground at Syvasenvaara Fell, thenexamine the collection at Christmas House Santa, and finally get your game on at Snowman World Igloo Hotel.

For reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read our Rovaniemi online trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Luosto to Rovaniemi in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Rovaniemi when traveling from Luosto in January, with lows around °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks Museums Outdoors
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Santa's House of Snowmobiles ©
Santa's House of Snowmobiles
Korundi House of Culture ©
Korundi House of Culture
Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy ©
Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy

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