8 days in Lapland Itinerary

8 days in Lapland Itinerary

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8 days in Lapland Itinerary

Start: Amsterdam
Fly:  10​h
1
Salla
— 1 day
Drive:  3​h 15​min
2
Saariselka
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Akaslompolo
— 4 nights
Fly:  9​h 15​min
End: Amsterdam


1
day
Salla

Salla ©
Salla is a municipality of Finland, located in Lapland. On the 22nd (Tue), stroll through Salla Ski Resort and then get engrossed in the history at Salla Museum of War & Reconstruction.

To find ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Salla online vacation planner .

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Salla is an approximately 10-hour flight. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Amsterdam to Salla. In January, Salla is colder than Amsterdam - with highs of -11°C and lows of -19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) early enough to travel to Saariselka.

Things to do in Salla

Outdoors Winter Sports Parks
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Salla Ski Resort ©
Salla Ski Resort

2
nights
Saariselka

Saariselka ©
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Wed): gear up at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Thu): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Urho Kekkonen National Park, see the interesting displays 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 more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Saariselka trip itinerary site .

Drive from Salla to Saariselka in 3.5 hours. In January, daily temperatures in Saariselka can reach -11°C, while at night they dip to -20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) so you can go by car to Akaslompolo.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors Winter Sports Parks

Side Trips

Gold Prospector Museum, Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel
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Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort ©
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort
Urho Kekkonen National Park ©
Urho Kekkonen National Park
Gold Prospector Museum ©
Gold Prospector Museum

4
nights
Akaslompolo

Akaslompolo ©
Visiting Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park and Elan Ski Shop & Rental will get you outdoors. Venture out of the city with trips to Snow Village (in Kittila), Levi (Kid's Land, LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery, & more) and Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm (in Sirkka).

For ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Akaslompolo day trip planning website .

Traveling by car from Saariselka to Akaslompolo takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In January, daytime highs in Akaslompolo are -11°C, while nighttime lows are -22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports

Side Trips

Levi, Yllas Ski Resort, Snow Village, Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park
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Yllas Ski Resort ©
Yllas Ski Resort
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park ©
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park
Elan Ski Shop & Rental ©
Elan Ski Shop & Rental

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