8 days in Lapland Itinerary

8 days in Lapland Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Washington DC
Fly:  17 h 45 min
1
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
2
Salla
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 45 min
3
Akaslompolo
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 15 min
4
Levi
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  22 h 15 min
End: Washington DC

2
nights
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Thu): take an exotic tour of a safari tour and then hit the slopes at Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy. Keep things going the next day: make a trip to Santa Claus Village, see Santa Claus Office, and then get in on the family fun at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus.

To find ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Rovaniemi route planner.

Washington DC, USA to Rovaniemi is an approximately 18-hour flight. Traveling from Washington DC to Rovaniemi, you'll lose 7 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from Washington DC in December, with highs in Rovaniemi at 22°F and lows at 11°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to travel to Salla.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Outdoors Parks Theme Parks
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Safaris
SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus ©
Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy ©
Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy

1
night
Salla

Salla ©
Salla is a municipality of Finland, located in Lapland. Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sat): take an in-depth tour of Salla Museum of War & Reconstruction and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Salla Ski Resort.

For ratings, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Salla online route planner.

You can drive from Rovaniemi to Salla in 2 hours. December in Salla sees daily highs of 20°F and lows of 7°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Akaslompolo.

Things to do in Salla

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

1
night
Akaslompolo

Akaslompolo ©
On the 30th (Sun), fly down the slopes at Yllas Ski Resort.

To find ratings, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Akaslompolo day trip site.

You can drive from Salla to Akaslompolo in 4 hours. Expect a daytime high around 23°F in December, and nighttime lows around 9°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Mon) to allow time to drive to Levi.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trip

Yllas Ski Resort
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Yllas Ski Resort ©
Yllas 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.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Mon): grab your bike and head to Levi Ski Resort. Keep things going the next day: take in the exciting artwork at LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery, visit Inghams Mini Husky Experience, thenbet on your favorite at Icekarting Levi, and finally stroll through Kids' Land.

To find other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Levi trip maker tool.

You can drive from Akaslompolo to Levi in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December in Levi, expect temperatures between 22°F during the day and 8°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Levi

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Icekarting Levi ©
Icekarting Levi
LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery ©
LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery

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