9 days in Lapland Itinerary

9 days in Lapland Itinerary

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Fly to Kittilä Airport, Drive to Akaslompolo
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Akaslompolo
— 1 night
Drive
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Saariselka
— 1 night
Drive
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Salla
— 2 nights
Drive
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Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
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Akaslompolo

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 29th (Sun): look for gifts at Akaslompolo Sportshop, see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, and then head outdoors with Seven Fells Up.

To see reviews, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Akaslompolo travel route planning website.

Mumbai, India to Akaslompolo is an approximately 23-hour combination of flight and car. You'll gain 3.5 hours traveling from Mumbai to Akaslompolo due to the time zone difference. In April, Akaslompolo is colder than Mumbai - with highs of 3°C and lows of -4°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Saariselka.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Shopping
Find places to stay Apr 28 — 30:

Saariselka

— 1 night
Outdoor pursuits--ranging from cross-country skiing and snowmobiling to reindeer safaris and chasing Northern Lights--draw the largest number of tourists to Saariselka.
On the 30th (Mon), hit the slopes at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort.

To see maps, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Saariselka online day trip planner.

Drive from Akaslompolo to Saariselka in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 3°C in April, and nighttime lows around -6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Salla.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Apr 30 — May 1:

Salla

— 2 nights
Salla is a municipality of Finland, located in Lapland. Start off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): 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 where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Salla trip builder website.

Getting from Saariselka to Salla by car takes about 4 hours. In May in Salla, expect temperatures between 11°C during the day and 1°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) so you can travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Salla

Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports · Museums
Find places to stay May 1 — 3:

Rovaniemi

— 2 nights

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Get some cultural insight at German Soldier s Cemetery and Pilke Science Centre. Get outdoors at Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy and Safaris. Next up on the itinerary: explore the world behind art at Korundi House of Culture, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Rovaniemi Church, examine the collection at Christmas House Santa, and look for gifts at Kauppakeskus Sampokeskus.

To see photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read Rovaniemi trip builder site.

Getting from Salla to Rovaniemi by car takes about 2 hours. In May, daytime highs in Rovaniemi are 12°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums · Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports
Find places to stay May 3 — 5:

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.