9 days in Lapland Itinerary

9 days in Lapland Itinerary

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9 days in Lapland Itinerary

Start: Boston
Fly + Drive:  18​h 15​min
1
Salla
— 1 day
Drive:  4​h 15​min
2
Inari
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h 30​min
3
Levi
— 2 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
4
Akaslompolo
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
Fly:  16​h
End: Boston

1
day
Salla

Salla ©
Salla is a municipality of Finland, located in Lapland. Start off your visit on the 20th (Thu): fly down the slopes at Salla Ski Resort and then get a taste of local nightlife at Salla Museum of War & Reconstruction.

To see maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Salla road trip app .

Boston, USA to Salla is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Eastern European Time (EET), which is usually a 7 hour difference. Traveling from Boston in December, things will get much colder in Salla: highs are around 20°F and lows about 7°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can travel to Inari.

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
Inari

Inari ©
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. On the 21st (Fri), pause for some serene contemplation at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church, see the interesting displays at Siida, and then get interesting insight from The Sami Cultural Centre Sajos.

For where to stay, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Inari online driving holiday planner .

Getting from Salla to Inari by car takes about 4.5 hours. In December in Inari, expect temperatures between 21°F during the day and 6°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Inari

Shopping Museums Historic Sites
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Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): ski along the peaceful trails at Levi Ski Resort. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun): get engrossed in the history at Samiland, then explore and take pictures at 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 where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Levi road trip planning website .

Do a combination of shuttle, flight, and bus from Inari to Levi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 22°F in December, and nighttime lows around 8°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Akaslompolo.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors Trails Adventure
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery ©
LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery
Icekarting Levi ©
Icekarting Levi

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night
Akaslompolo

Akaslompolo ©
On the 24th (Mon), stop by Akaslompolo Sportshop and then fly down the slopes at Yllas Ski Resort.

For maps, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Akaslompolo route planning website .

Traveling by car from Levi to Akaslompolo takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. December in Akaslompolo sees daily highs of 23°F and lows of 9°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports

Side Trip

Yllas Ski Resort
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Yllas Ski Resort ©
Yllas Ski Resort
Akaslompolo Sportshop ©
Akaslompolo Sportshop

3
nights
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Christmas House Santa and Your Piece Of Finland. Get a sense of the local culture at Arktikum and Korundi House of Culture. There's much more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, try your luck at Feel Vegas - Club Rovaniemi, make a trip to Lordi's Square, and see Santa Claus Office.

For reviews, maps, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi driving holiday planner .

You can drive from Akaslompolo to Rovaniemi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 22°F in December, and nighttime lows around 11°F. On the 27th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums Theme Parks Fun & Games
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Safaris
Arktikum ©
Arktikum
Christmas House Santa ©
Christmas House Santa

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