9 days in Lapland Itinerary

9 days in Lapland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Lapland holiday planner

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Drive to Logan International Airport, Fly to Kuusamo Airport, Drive to Salla
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Salla
— 1 day
Drive
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Inari
— 1 night
Drive
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Levi
— 2 nights
Drive
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Akaslompolo
— 1 night
Drive
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Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
Fly

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Salla

— 1 day
Salla is a municipality of Finland, located in Lapland. Start off your visit on the 20th (Thu): stroll through Salla Ski Resort and then get engrossed in the history at Salla Museum of War & Reconstruction.

To find photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Salla trip planner.

Boston, USA to Salla is an approximately 24-hour combination of car and flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time is 7 hours. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from Boston in December, with highs in Salla at 20°F and lows at 7°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can travel to Inari.

Things to do in Salla

Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports · Museums
Find places to stay Dec 20 — 21:

Inari

— 1 night
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. Start off your visit on the 21st (Fri): pause for some serene contemplation at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church, then examine the collection at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center, and then get your bearings at The Sami Cultural Centre Sajos.

To see traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Inari trip itinerary builder site.

You can drive from Salla to Inari in 5 hours. In December in Inari, expect temperatures between 21°F during the day and 6°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can go by car to Levi.

Things to do in Inari

Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Dec 20 — 21:

Levi

— 2 nights
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 22nd (Sat): grab your bike and head to Levi Ski Resort. Here are some ideas for day two: get engrossed in the history at Samiland, then join the crowd at Icekarting Levi, then shop like a local with LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery, and finally wander the streets of Ounasjoki - River for activities.

For traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Levi tour planner.

Traveling by car from Inari to Levi takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or 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 23rd (Sun) early enough to go by car to Akaslompolo.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors · Trails · Parks · Winter Sports
Find places to stay Dec 21 — 23:

Akaslompolo

— 1 night
On the 24th (Mon), look for gifts at Akaslompolo Sportshop and then fly down the slopes at Yllas Ski Resort.

For photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Akaslompolo trip itinerary maker tool.

Traveling by car from Levi to Akaslompolo takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 23°F in December, and nighttime lows around 9°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports · Shopping

Side Trip

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Rovaniemi

— 3 nights

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Step off the beaten path and head to Feel Vegas - Club Rovaniemi and Your Piece Of Finland. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Arktikum and Christmas House Santa. And it doesn't end there: look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, get in on the family fun at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, explore the world behind art at Korundi House of Culture, and make a trip to Santa Claus Village.

For traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read Rovaniemi online holiday planner.

Getting from Akaslompolo to Rovaniemi by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 22°F, and evening lows to 11°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums · Theme Parks · Fun & Games · Nightlife
Find places to stay Dec 24 — 27:

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.