9 days in Lapland Itinerary

9 days in Lapland Itinerary

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Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Drive
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Salla
— 1 night
Drive
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Pyhatunturi
— 1 night
Drive
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Akaslompolo
— 2 nights
Drive
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Levi
— 2 nights
Drive

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Rovaniemi

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Get in touch with nature at Feelapland and Syvasenvaara Fell. The adventure continues: find something for the whole family at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, look for gifts at Your Piece Of Finland, don't miss a visit to Lordi's Square, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Rovaniemi Church.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi online vacation builder.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from your home destination to Rovaniemi. In December in Rovaniemi, expect temperatures between -6°C during the day and -13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Salla.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums · Outdoors · Tours · Theme Parks
Find places to stay Dec 14 — 16:

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Salla

Salla is a municipality of Finland, located in Lapland. Start off your visit on the 17th (Mon): fly down the slopes at Salla Ski Resort, take an in-depth tour of Salla Museum of War & Reconstruction, and then steep yourself in history at Paikanselan Taistelualue.

To find maps, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Salla trip itinerary planning app.

Traveling by car from Rovaniemi to Salla takes 2 hours. December in Salla sees daily highs of -7°C and lows of -16°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Pyhatunturi.

Things to do in Salla

Winter Sports · Parks · Outdoors · Museums
Find places to stay Dec 16 — 17:

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Pyhatunturi

Kick off your visit on the 18th (Tue): explore the striking landscape of Pyha-Luosto National Park.

For more things to do, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Pyhatunturi day trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Salla to Pyhatunturi takes 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around -8°C in December, and nighttime lows around -17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to travel to Akaslompolo.

Things to do in Pyhatunturi

Parks · Nature
Find places to stay Dec 17 — 18:
Highlights from your trip

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Akaslompolo

Start off your visit on the 19th (Wed): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park. Here are some ideas for day two: make a trip to Lapland Hotels SnowVillage, look for gifts at Akaslompolo Sportshop, and then hit the slopes at Yllas Ski Resort.

For where to stay, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read Akaslompolo trip planner.

You can drive from Pyhatunturi to Akaslompolo in 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around -5°C in December, and nighttime lows around -15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Levi.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Parks · Nature · Winter Sports · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 18 — 20:

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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 21st (Fri): explore the landscape on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort. Keep things going the next day: take in the exciting artwork at LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery, bet on your favorite at Icekarting Levi, then take an in-depth tour of Samiland, and finally have fun at Kids' Land.

For where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read Levi day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Akaslompolo to Levi takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. December in Levi sees daily highs of -6°C and lows of -15°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can go by car back home.

Things to do in Levi

Winter Sports · Parks · Outdoors · Tours
Find places to stay Dec 20 — 22:

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.