8 days in Lapland Itinerary

8 days in Lapland Itinerary

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Drive to Newark Liberty International Airport, Fly to Kittilä Airport, Drive to Akaslompolo
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Akaslompolo
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Levi
— 1 night
Fly
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Inari
— 1 night
Drive
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Salla
— 1 night
Drive
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Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
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Akaslompolo

Start off your visit on the 2nd (Sun): look for gifts at Akaslompolo Sportshop and then stroll through Yllas Ski Resort.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Akaslompolo itinerary planning app.

Newark, USA to Akaslompolo is an approximately 21-hour combination of car and flight. Traveling from Newark to Akaslompolo, you'll lose 7 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from Newark in December: high temperatures in Akaslompolo hover around 23°F and lows are around 9°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) early enough to go by car to Levi.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Winter Sports · Parks · Outdoors · Shopping

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 2 — 3:

Levi

— 1 night
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 3rd (Mon): enjoy some diversion at Kids' Land, then bet on your favorite at Icekarting Levi, and then find something for the whole family at Levi Huskypark.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read Levi trip maker website.

You can drive from Akaslompolo to Levi in an hour. Another option is to take a bus. December in Levi sees daily highs of 22°F and lows of 8°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) so you can travel to Inari.

Things to do in Levi

Theme Parks · Winter Sports · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 2 — 3:
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Inari

— 1 night
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. On the 4th (Tue), explore the venue of The Sami Cultural Centre Sajos, then pause for some serene contemplation at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church, and then see the interesting displays at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center.

To find where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Inari trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Levi to Inari takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Inari are 21°F, while nighttime lows are 6°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) early enough to travel to Salla.

Things to do in Inari

Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Dec 3 — 4:

Salla

— 1 night
Salla is a municipality of Finland, located in Lapland. Start off your visit on the 5th (Wed): take an in-depth tour of Salla Museum of War & Reconstruction, contemplate the long history of Paikanselan Taistelualue, and then fly down the slopes at Salla Ski Resort.

To see photos, maps, and tourist information, go to the Salla tour itinerary site.

You can drive from Inari to Salla in 5 hours. In December, daytime highs in Salla are 20°F, while nighttime lows are 7°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Salla

Winter Sports · Parks · Outdoors · Museums
Find places to stay Dec 4 — 5:

Rovaniemi

— 3 nights

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Thu): see Santa Claus Office, see the interesting displays at Christmas House Santa, and then hit the slopes at Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy. Keep things going the next day: don't miss a visit to Lordi's Square, Head underground at Syvasenvaara Fell, get some fabulous bargains at Marttiini Store Old Factory, then explore the world behind art at Korundi House of Culture, and finally have some family-friendly fun at Snowman World Igloo Hotel.

To find traveler tips, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Rovaniemi day trip website.

Getting from Salla to Rovaniemi by car takes about 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 8th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks · Museums · Winter Sports · Outdoors
Find places to stay Dec 5 — 8:

Lapland travel guide

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Landmarks · Safaris · Nightlife
The wild expanses of Lapland promise spectacular scenery, adventure, and rich cultural experiences. As the country's northernmost region, it sits well above the Arctic Circle. Despite also being the largest region, in Lapland just 3.4 percent of the Finnish population calls this great stretch of land home, leaving plenty of room for pristine lakes, dense forest, and seven unspoiled national parks. An abundance of well-marked trails await hikers of all levels, while more remote and rugged adventures beckon experienced explorers. Music is of particular importance in these parts, so try to catch a concert or dance performance during your stay.