9 days in Lapland Itinerary

9 days in Lapland Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Atlanta
Fly + Bus:  18 h 15 min
1
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
2
Levi
— 2 nights
Bus:  1 h 15 min
3
Akaslompolo
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 45 min
4
Salla
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  18 h 30 min
End: Atlanta

2
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Santa's House of Snowmobiles and Your Piece Of Finland. And it doesn't end there: find something for the whole family at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, get lost in a book at Rovaniemi City Library, see Santa Claus Office, and take an in-depth tour of Arktikum.

To see ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi trip itinerary builder app.

Atlanta, USA to Rovaniemi is an approximately 18- hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight, bus, and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Atlanta to Rovaniemi is 7 hours. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Atlanta in December; daily highs in Rovaniemi reach 22°F and lows reach 11°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can go by car to Levi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums Theme Parks Tours
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Arktikum ©
Arktikum
SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus ©
SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village

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.
On the 31st (Tue), explore the landscape on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 1st (Wed): join the crowd at Icekarting Levi, then stop by Inghams Mini Husky Experience, then make a trip to Giewont Husky Adventures, and finally make a trip to Lapland Hotels SnowVillage.

To find ratings, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Levi trip itinerary website.

Traveling by car from Rovaniemi to Levi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Levi can reach 22°F, while at night they dip to 8°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can catch the bus to Akaslompolo.

Things to do in Levi

Winter Sports Tours Trails

Side Trip

Kittila
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Lapland Hotels SnowVillage ©
Lapland Hotels SnowVillage
Icekarting Levi ©
Icekarting Levi

1
night
Akaslompolo

Akaslompolo ©
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): stop by Akaslompolo Sportshop, see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Yllas Ski Resort.

For other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Akaslompolo day trip app.

You can take a bus from Levi to Akaslompolo in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. In January in Akaslompolo, expect temperatures between 14°F during the day and -2°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to travel to Salla.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Outdoors Winter Sports Parks

Side Trip

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

2
nights
Salla

Salla ©
Salla is a municipality of Finland, located in Lapland. On the 3rd (Fri), fly down the slopes at Salla Ski Resort, then take in the history at Joutsijarven Bunkkerit, and then contemplate the long history of Paikanselan Taistelualue.

To find reviews, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Salla road trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Akaslompolo to Salla takes 4 hours. In January in Salla, expect temperatures between 15°F during the day and 2°F at night. On the 4th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Salla

Winter Sports Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Joutsijarven Bunkkerit
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Salla Ski Resort ©
Salla Ski Resort
Salla Museum of War & Reconstruction ©
Salla Museum of War & Reconstruction
Paikanselan Taistelualue ©
Paikanselan Taistelualue

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