9 days in Lapland Itinerary

9 days in Lapland Itinerary

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9 days in Lapland Itinerary

Start: Denver
+2
train + foot + Fly:  18​h
1
Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Akaslompolo
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Levi
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
4
Salla
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Luosto
— 2 nights
Fly:  19​h 15​min
End: Denver

1
night
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 27th (Thu), explore the world behind art at Korundi House of Culture, then try to win big at Feel Vegas - Club Rovaniemi, and then take in the views from Lumberjack's Candle Bridge. On the 28th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see Santa Claus Office, take an exotic tour of a safari tour, then examine the collection at Christmas House Santa, then get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, and finally look for gifts at Your Piece Of Finland.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, use the Rovaniemi online day trip planner .

Denver, USA to Rovaniemi is an approximately 18-hour combination of train and flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train, flight, taxi, and bus. Traveling from Denver to Rovaniemi, you'll lose 9 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Denver in December, expect nights in Rovaniemi to be little chillier, around 11°F, while days are cooler, around 22°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to drive to Akaslompolo.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

#Museums, #Fun & Games, #Nightlife
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Arktikum ©
Arktikum
Safaris
Santa Claus Office ©
Santa Claus Office

1
night
Akaslompolo

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

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Getting from Rovaniemi to Akaslompolo by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Akaslompolo are 23°F, while nighttime lows are 9°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to go by car 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

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 30th (Sun), glide through natural beauty at Levi Ski Resort. On the 31st (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get engrossed in the history at Samiland, then admire all the interesting features of Ice Karting Levi, then make a trip to LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery, and finally wander the streets of Ounasjoki - River for activities.

For ratings, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read Levi trip itinerary builder website .

Traveling by car from Akaslompolo to Levi takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. December in Levi sees daily highs of 22°F and lows of 8°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Mon) early enough to travel to Salla.

Things to do in Levi

#Parks, #Adventure, #Tours
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery ©
LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery
Ice Karting Levi ©
Ice Karting Levi

1
night
Salla

Salla ©
Salla is a municipality of Finland, located in Lapland. Start off your visit on the 1st (Tue): fly down the slopes at Salla Ski Resort, contemplate the long history of Paikanselan Taistelualue, and then get engrossed in the history at Salla Museum of War & Reconstruction.

For more things to do, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Salla day trip planning app .

You can drive from Levi to Salla in 3.5 hours. In December in Salla, expect temperatures between 20°F during the day and 7°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) to allow enough 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 2nd (Wed), look for all kinds of wild species at Kopara Reindeer Park, explore the world behind art at Museum - Gallery Alariesto, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Sodankyla.

For more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Luosto road trip planning tool .

Drive from Salla to Luosto in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 12°F in January, and nighttime lows around -2°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Luosto

#Wildlife, #Parks, #Tours

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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