8 days in Lapland Itinerary

8 days in Lapland Itinerary

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8 days in Lapland Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  10​h
1
Akaslompolo
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Levi
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Luosto
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Salla
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
End: London

1
day
Akaslompolo

Akaslompolo ©
On the 16th (Sun), look for gifts at Akaslompolo Sportshop and then fly down the slopes at Yllas Ski Resort.

To see photos, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read Akaslompolo trip planner .

London, UK to Akaslompolo is an approximately 10-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Eastern European Time, which is usually a 2 hour difference. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from London in December; daily highs in Akaslompolo reach -5°C and lows reach -15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can go by car to Levi.

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

2
nights
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 17th (Mon): get all the equipment you need at Levi Ski Resort. Keep things going the next day: find something for the whole family at Levi Huskypark, explore and take pictures at Ice Karting Levi, and then get your game on at Kid's Land.

To see where to stay, maps, ratings, and tourist information, use the Levi tour itinerary site .

You can drive from Akaslompolo to Levi in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around -6°C in December, and nighttime lows around -15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can drive to Luosto.

Things to do in Levi

Winter Sports Outdoors Adventure

Side Trip

Levi Huskypark
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Ice Karting Levi ©
Ice Karting Levi

1
night
Luosto

Luosto ©
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Wed): explore the striking landscape of Pyha-Luosto National Park.

For ratings, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Luosto tour itinerary planner.

Getting from Levi to Luosto by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In December in Luosto, expect temperatures between -8°C during the day and -17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can travel to Salla.

Things to do in Luosto

Nature Parks

Side Trip

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

1
night
Salla

Salla ©
Salla is a municipality of Finland, located in Lapland. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Thu): hit the slopes at Salla Ski Resort, steep yourself in history at Paikanselan Taistelualue, and then learn about all things military at Salla Museum of War & Reconstruction.

To find photos, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Salla trip itinerary builder tool .

You can drive from Luosto to Salla in 2 hours. In December in Salla, expect temperatures between -7°C during the day and -16°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to 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

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Fri): see the interesting displays at Santa's House of Snowmobiles, have fun at Snowman World Igloo Hotel, and then experience the excitement of Feelapland. On your second day here, snap pictures at Lumberjack's Candle Bridge, Head underground at Syvasenvaara Fell, see the interesting displays at Christmas House Santa, then make a trip to Marttiinin Wanha Tehdas, and finally explore the world behind art at Korundi House of Culture.

For traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi vacation planner.

You can drive from Salla to Rovaniemi in 2 hours. December in Rovaniemi sees daily highs of -6°C and lows of -13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks Fun & Games Museums
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Snowman World Igloo Hotel ©
Snowman World Igloo Hotel
Lumberjack's Candle Bridge ©
Lumberjack's Candle Bridge
Santa's House of Snowmobiles ©
Santa's House of Snowmobiles

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