8 days in Lapland Itinerary

8 days in Lapland Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Johannesburg
Fly + Drive:  23 h 15 min
1
Salla
— 1 day
Drive:  3 h 15 min
2
Saariselka
— 2 nights
Bus + Fly:  3 h
3
Levi
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  25 h
End: Johannesburg

1
day
Salla

Salla ©
Salla is a municipality of Finland, located in Lapland. Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): hit the slopes at Salla Ski Resort, take an in-depth tour of Salla Museum of War & Reconstruction, and then contemplate the long history of Paikanselan Taistelualue.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Salla trip planning site.

Johannesburg, South Africa to Salla is an approximately 23- hour combination of flight and car. Traveling from Johannesburg in January, expect Salla to be colder, temps between -11°C and -19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to travel to Saariselka.

Things to do in Salla

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

2
nights
Saariselka

Saariselka ©
Outdoor pursuits--ranging from cross-country skiing and snowmobiling to reindeer safaris and chasing Northern Lights--draw the largest number of tourists to Saariselka.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Sat): experience rural life at Inari Reindeer Farm and then examine the collection at Gold Prospector Museum. On the 5th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: find something for the whole family at Angry Birds Activity Park, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel, then look for gifts at Shamaan Design - Lappi Shop, and finally raise your glass at Saariselka Bowling.

For ratings, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read our Saariselka tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Salla to Saariselka in 4 hours. Expect a daytime high around -11°C in January, and nighttime lows around -20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Theme Parks Fun & Games Nightlife

Side Trips

Inari, Gold Prospector Museum
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Inari Reindeer Farm ©
Inari Reindeer Farm
Saariselka Bowling ©
Saariselka Bowling
Angry Birds Activity Park ©
Angry Birds Activity Park

3
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.
Visiting Kids' Land and Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm will get you outdoors. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Giewont Husky Adventures and Ounaskievari Reindeer Farm. When in Levi, make a side trip to see Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park in Muonio, approximately Muonio away. It doesn't end there: view the masterpieces at LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery and find something for the whole family at Levi Huskypark.

To see maps, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Levi trip itinerary planner.

Do a combination of bus and flight from Saariselka to Levi in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Levi can reach -11°C, while at night they dip to -21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Levi

Parks Nature Theme Parks

Side Trips

Kongas, Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park, Giewont Husky Adventures
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Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park ©
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park
LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery ©
LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery
Levi Huskypark ©
Levi Huskypark

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