8 days in Lapland Itinerary

8 days in Lapland Itinerary

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8 days in Lapland Itinerary

Start: Durham
Fly:  20​h 30​min
1
Levi
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Akaslompolo
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Luosto
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Salla
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + foot + bus:  21​h 45​min
End: Durham

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.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Sun): ski along the peaceful trails at Levi Ski Resort.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Levi trip planner .

Durham, USA to Levi is an approximately 20.5-hour flight. Traveling from Durham to Levi, you'll lose 7 hours due to the time zone difference. In December, Levi is colder than Durham - with highs of 22°F and lows of 8°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Akaslompolo.

Things to do in Levi

Trails Tours Winter Sports
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort

1
night
Akaslompolo

Akaslompolo ©
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): stop by Akaslompolo Sportshop and then fly down the slopes at Yllas Ski Resort.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Akaslompolo trip planner.

Traveling by car from Levi to Akaslompolo takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Akaslompolo are 23°F, while nighttime lows are 9°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Luosto.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Winter Sports Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

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

1
night
Luosto

Luosto ©
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Tue): explore the striking landscape of Pyha-Luosto National Park.

To find photos, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Luosto trip itinerary planning website .

Getting from Akaslompolo to Luosto by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Luosto are 19°F, while nighttime lows are 6°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to travel to Salla.

Things to do in Luosto

Parks Nature

Side Trip

Pyha-Luosto National Park
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Pyha-Luosto National Park ©
Pyha-Luosto National Park

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hours
Salla

Salla ©
Salla is a municipality of Finland, located in Lapland. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Wed): hit the slopes at Salla Ski Resort.

To see photos, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Salla road trip app .

Drive from Luosto to Salla in 2 hours. December in Salla sees daily highs of 20°F and lows of 7°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Salla

Winter Sports Outdoors Parks
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Salla Ski Resort ©
Salla Ski Resort

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 6th (Thu): snap pictures at Lumberjack's Candle Bridge, then look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, then examine the collection at Christmas House Santa, and finally get in on the family fun at Santa Claus Village. On the next day, see Santa Claus Office, Head underground at Syvasenvaara Fell, then find something for the whole family at SantaPark, and finally don't miss a visit to Lordi's Square.

For reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Rovaniemi trip itinerary website .

You can drive from Salla to Rovaniemi in 2 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to 22°F, and evening lows to 11°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks Tours Outdoors
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Safaris
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Santa Claus Office ©
Santa Claus Office

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