9 days in Lapland Itinerary

9 days in Lapland Itinerary

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9 days in Lapland Itinerary

Start: Atlanta
Fly:  18​h 15​min
1
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Levi
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Akaslompolo
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
4
Salla
— 2 nights
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 discover tucked-away gems like Christmas House Santa and Lumberjack's Candle Bridge. Next up on the itinerary: find something for the whole family at Santa Claus Village, take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, browse the collection at Rovaniemi City Library, and look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas.

For traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Rovaniemi online travel route planner .

Atlanta, USA to Rovaniemi is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Eastern European Time, which is usually a 7 hour difference. Traveling from Atlanta in December, things will get cooler in Rovaniemi: highs are around 22°F and lows about 11°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can go by car to Levi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

#Theme Parks, #Museums, #Wildlife
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Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
SantaPark ©
SantaPark
Safaris

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.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Tue): glide through natural beauty at Levi Ski Resort. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore and take pictures at Ice Karting Levi, don't miss a visit to Giewont Husky Adventures, and then make a trip to Snow Village.

To find ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Levi online trip planner .

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

Things to do in Levi

#Trails, #Parks, #Outdoors

Side Trip

Kittila
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Ice Karting Levi ©
Ice Karting Levi
Snow Village ©
Snow Village

1
night
Akaslompolo

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

To find photos, ratings, maps, and tourist information, use the Akaslompolo trip planner .

Getting from Levi to Akaslompolo by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In January in Akaslompolo, expect temperatures between 14°F during the day and -2°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can travel to Salla.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Winter Sports

Side Trip

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

2
nights
Salla

Salla ©
Salla is a municipality of Finland, located in Lapland. Start off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): stroll through Salla Ski Resort, then take in the history at Joutsijarven Bunkkerit, and then contemplate the long history of Paikanselan Taistelualue.

To see ratings, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Salla vacation maker site .

Drive from Akaslompolo to Salla in 4 hours. In January in Salla, expect temperatures between 15°F during the day and 2°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Salla

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Winter Sports

Side Trip

Joutsijarven Bunkkerit
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Salla Ski Resort ©
Salla Ski Resort

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