9 days in Lapland Itinerary

9 days in Lapland Itinerary

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9 days in Lapland Itinerary

Start: Frankfurt
Fly:  8​h 45​min
1
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Salla
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
3
Inari
— 1 night
4
Levi
— 2 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
5
Akaslompolo
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  9​h 15​min
End: Frankfurt

2
nights
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Get some cultural insight at Christmas House Santa and Arktikum. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Feel Vegas - Club Rovaniemi and Marttiinin Wanha Tehdas. The adventure continues: see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, find something for the whole family at Santa Claus Village, look for gifts at Your Piece Of Finland, and snap pictures at Lumberjack's Candle Bridge.

For where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi online road trip planner .

Frankfurt, Germany to Rovaniemi is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. The time zone changes from Central European Time (CET) to Eastern European Time (EET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. In December, Rovaniemi is cooler than Frankfurt - with highs of -6°C and lows of -13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Salla.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums Theme Parks Fun & Games
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Safaris
Santa's House of Snowmobiles ©
Santa's House of Snowmobiles
Arktikum ©
Arktikum

1
night
Salla

Salla ©
Salla is a municipality of Finland, located in Lapland. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Wed): hit the slopes at Salla Ski Resort, steep yourself in history at Paikanselan Taistelualue, and then brush up on your military savvy at Salla Museum of War & Reconstruction.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Salla tour itinerary planner .

Drive from Rovaniemi to Salla in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around -7°C in December, and nighttime lows around -16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can travel to Inari.

Things to do in Salla

Winter Sports Outdoors Parks
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Salla Ski Resort ©
Salla Ski Resort

1
night
Inari

Inari ©
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. Kick off your visit on the 27th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Siida, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church, and then take a stroll around The Sami Cultural Centre Sajos.

To see more things to do, maps, photos, and more tourist information, use the Inari online itinerary builder .

You can drive from Salla to Inari in 4.5 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to -7°C, and evening lows to -17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Inari

Museums Shopping Historic Sites
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Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church
The Sami Cultural Centre Sajos ©
The Sami Cultural Centre Sajos

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.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Fri): fly down the slopes at Levi Ski Resort. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get engrossed in the history at Samiland, admire all the interesting features of Ice Karting Levi, then don't miss a visit to LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery, and finally take a stroll through Ounasjoki - River for activities.

To find photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Levi trip planner.

You can do a combination of shuttle, flight, and bus from Inari to Levi in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Levi can reach -6°C, while at night they dip to -15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can go by car to Akaslompolo.

Things to do in Levi

Winter Sports Trails Outdoors
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Samiland ©
Samiland
LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery ©
LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery

1
night
Akaslompolo

Akaslompolo ©
On the 30th (Sun), fly down the slopes at Yllas Ski Resort.

To find photos, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Akaslompolo sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Levi to Akaslompolo in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Akaslompolo are -5°C, while nighttime lows are -15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Winter Sports Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Yllas Ski Resort
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Yllas Ski Resort ©
Yllas Ski Resort

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