9 days in Lapland Itinerary

9 days in Lapland Itinerary

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9 days in Lapland Itinerary

Start: San Antonio
Fly:  29​h
1
Saariselka
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
2
Salla
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Fly + bus:  26​h
End: San Antonio

3
nights
Saariselka

Saariselka ©
You'll explore and learn at Gold Prospector Museum and Siida. Visit Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church and Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel for their historical value. On the 5th (Wed), spend an exhilarating day on the slopes at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort.

For reviews, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Saariselka trip planner .

San Antonio, USA to Saariselka is an approximately 29-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 8 hours traveling from San Antonio to Saariselka. In December, Saariselka is much colder than San Antonio - with highs of 21°F and lows of 6°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Fri) to allow time for travel to Salla.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports

Side Trips

Inari, Gold Prospector Museum
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Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort ©
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort
Gold Prospector Museum ©
Gold Prospector Museum

2
nights
Salla

Salla ©
Salla is a municipality of Finland, located in Lapland. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sat): hit the slopes at Salla Ski Resort, then steep yourself in history at Paikanselan Taistelualue, and then brush up on your military savvy at Salla Museum of War & Reconstruction.

To see more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Salla trip itinerary maker website .

Traveling by car from Saariselka to Salla takes 4 hours. December in Salla sees daily highs of 20°F and lows of 7°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Salla

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports
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Salla Ski Resort ©
Salla Ski Resort
Salla Museum of War & Reconstruction ©

1
night
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 9th (Sun), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Rovaniemi Church, take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, and then get curious at Pilke Science Centre. On the 10th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy some diversion at Santa Claus Office, then see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, then see the interesting displays at Christmas House Santa, and finally find something for the whole family at Santa Claus Village.

To find maps, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read our Rovaniemi trip planning app .

You can drive from Salla to Rovaniemi in 2 hours. December in Rovaniemi sees daily highs of 22°F and lows of 11°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums Outdoors Tours
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Safaris
Arktikum ©
Arktikum
Christmas House Santa ©
Christmas House Santa

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