8 days in Lapland Itinerary

8 days in Lapland Itinerary

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8 days in Lapland Itinerary

Start: Newark
Fly:  20​h 15​min
1
Akaslompolo
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
2
Saariselka
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Salla
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Fly:  16​h 45​min
End: Newark


1
night
Akaslompolo

Akaslompolo ©
Start off your visit on the 11th (Tue): look for gifts at Akaslompolo Sportshop and then hit the slopes at Yllas Ski Resort. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Wed): explore the striking landscape of Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park.

To find where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Akaslompolo online journey builder .

Newark, USA to Akaslompolo is an approximately 20.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Eastern European Time (EET) is 7 hours. Traveling from Newark in December, things will get cooler in Akaslompolo: highs are around 23°F and lows about 9°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to drive to Saariselka.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Outdoors Winter Sports Parks

Side Trips

Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park, Yllas Ski Resort
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Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park ©
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park
Yllas Ski Resort ©
Yllas Ski Resort
Akaslompolo Sportshop ©
Akaslompolo Sportshop

1
night
Saariselka

Saariselka ©
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Thu): fly down the slopes at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort.

For maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Saariselka visit site .

Drive from Akaslompolo to Saariselka in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 21°F, and evening lows to 6°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can travel to Salla.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors Winter Sports Parks
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Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort ©
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort

2
nights
Salla

Salla ©
Salla is a municipality of Finland, located in Lapland. On the 14th (Fri), fly down the slopes at Salla Ski Resort, brush up on your military savvy at Salla Museum of War & Reconstruction, and then contemplate the long history of Paikanselan Taistelualue. Here are some ideas for day two: glide through natural beauty at Ski Resort Suomutunturi.

To find where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Salla trip planner.

Getting from Saariselka to Salla by car takes about 3.5 hours. December in Salla sees daily highs of 20°F and lows of 7°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Salla

Outdoors Winter Sports Parks

Side Trip

Ski Resort Suomutunturi
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Salla Ski Resort ©
Salla Ski Resort

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 16th (Sun): get in on the family fun at Santa Claus Village, have fun at Santa Claus Office, take in the views from Lumberjack's Candle Bridge, then get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, and finally stop by Your Piece Of Finland.

To find ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Rovaniemi trip itinerary planner .

You can drive from Salla to Rovaniemi in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 22°F in December, and nighttime lows around 11°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks Museums Nature
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Arktikum ©
Arktikum
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Santa Claus Office ©
Santa Claus Office

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