8 days in Lapland Itinerary

8 days in Lapland Itinerary

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8 days in Lapland Itinerary

Start: Edinburgh
Fly:  8​h
1
Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Akaslompolo
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Levi
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
4
Salla
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Luosto
— 2 nights
Fly:  10​h 15​min
End: Edinburgh

1
night
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 27th (Thu), snap pictures at Lumberjack's Candle Bridge, see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, stroll the grounds of German Soldier s Cemetery, then get in on the family fun at Santa Claus Village, and finally stop by Your Piece Of Finland. Keep things going the next day: see Santa Claus Office, then explore the fascinating underground world of Syvasenvaara Fell, then find something for the whole family at SantaPark, and finally make a trip to Marttiinin Wanha Tehdas.

To see traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi trip itinerary site .

Edinburgh, UK to Rovaniemi is an approximately 8-hour flight. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Eastern European Time (EET), which is usually a 2 hour difference. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from Edinburgh in December: high temperatures in Rovaniemi hover around -6°C and lows are around -13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can drive to Akaslompolo.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

#Theme Parks, #Nature, #Parks
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Safaris
German Soldier s Cemetery ©
German Soldier s Cemetery
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village

1
night
Akaslompolo

Akaslompolo ©
On the 29th (Sat), look for gifts at Akaslompolo Sportshop and then hit the slopes at Yllas Ski Resort.

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

You can drive from Rovaniemi to Akaslompolo in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around -5°C in December, and nighttime lows around -15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Levi.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

#Parks, #Winter Sports, #Outdoors

Side Trip

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

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.
On the 30th (Sun), ski along the peaceful trails at Levi Ski Resort.

To see maps, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Levi tour itinerary planner.

Getting from Akaslompolo to Levi by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to -6°C, and evening lows to -15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Salla.

Things to do in Levi

#Parks, #Winter Sports, #Outdoors
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort

1
night
Salla

Salla ©
Salla is a municipality of Finland, located in Lapland. Start off your visit on the 31st (Mon): stroll through Salla Ski Resort, then steep yourself in history at Paikanselan Taistelualue, and then learn about all things military at Salla Museum of War & Reconstruction.

For maps, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Salla day trip app .

You can drive from Levi to Salla in 3.5 hours. December in Salla sees daily highs of -7°C and lows of -16°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Mon) to allow time to travel to Luosto.

Things to do in Salla

#Parks, #Winter Sports, #Outdoors
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Salla Ski Resort ©
Salla Ski Resort

2
nights
Luosto

Luosto ©
On the 1st (Tue), look for all kinds of wild species at Kopara Reindeer Park, take in the exciting artwork at Museum - Gallery Alariesto, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Sodankyla. On the 2nd (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore and take pictures at Amethyst Mine Lapland and then look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas.

To find other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Luosto online trip itinerary builder .

Drive from Salla to Luosto in 2 hours. December in Luosto sees daily highs of -8°C and lows of -17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Luosto

#Wildlife, #Parks, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Sodankyla, Safaris
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Kopara Reindeer Park ©
Kopara Reindeer Park
Safaris
Church of Sodankyla ©
Church of Sodankyla

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