9 days in Lapland Itinerary

9 days in Lapland Itinerary

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9 days in Lapland Itinerary

Start: Zurich
Fly:  10​h
1
Luosto
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Salla
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Saariselka
— 1 night
+2
bus + Fly + bus:  3​h
4
Levi
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Akaslompolo
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
6
Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
Fly:  7​h 30​min
End: Zurich

1
day
Luosto

Luosto ©
Start off your visit on the 4th (Tue): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Pyha-Luosto National Park.

To see ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Luosto online tour itinerary planner .

Zurich, Switzerland to Luosto is an approximately 10-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time (CET) to Eastern European Time (EET) is 1 hour. In December, Luosto is cooler than Zurich - with highs of -8°C and lows of -17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can travel to Salla.

Things to do in Luosto

#Nature, #Parks

Side Trip

Pyha-Luosto National Park
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Pyha-Luosto National Park ©
Pyha-Luosto National Park

1
night
Salla

Salla ©
Salla is a municipality of Finland, located in Lapland. Start off your visit on the 5th (Wed): fly down the slopes at Salla Ski Resort, then steep yourself in history at Paikanselan Taistelualue, and then take an in-depth tour of Salla Museum of War & Reconstruction.

To see ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Salla online itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Luosto to Salla takes 2 hours. In December, daytime highs in Salla are -7°C, while nighttime lows are -16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Saariselka.

Things to do in Salla

#Parks, #Winter Sports, #Outdoors
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Salla Ski Resort ©
Salla Ski Resort

1
night
Saariselka

Saariselka ©
On the 6th (Thu), hit the slopes at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort.

To see traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Saariselka trip itinerary builder tool .

Drive from Salla to Saariselka in 3.5 hours. December in Saariselka sees daily highs of -7°C and lows of -17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can travel to Levi.

Things to do in Saariselka

#Parks, #Winter Sports, #Outdoors
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Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort ©
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort

1
night
Levi

Levi ©
Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
On the 7th (Fri), glide through natural beauty at Levi Ski Resort.

To see photos, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Levi road trip planner .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Saariselka to Levi takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around -6°C in December, and nighttime lows around -15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Akaslompolo.

Things to do in Levi

#Parks, #Winter Sports, #Outdoors
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort

1
night
Akaslompolo

Akaslompolo ©
On the 8th (Sat), stop by Akaslompolo Sportshop and then hit the slopes at Yllas Ski Resort.

For more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Akaslompolo online journey planner .

Traveling by car from Levi to Akaslompolo takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December in Akaslompolo, expect temperatures between -5°C during the day and -15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

#Parks, #Winter Sports, #Outdoors

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.
Explore hidden gems such as Syvasenvaara Fell and Auttikongas. Next up on the itinerary: see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, make a trip to Lordi's Square, see the interesting displays at Christmas House Santa, and take in the views from Lumberjack's Candle Bridge.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi online journey planner .

Traveling by car from Akaslompolo to Rovaniemi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around -6°C in December, and nighttime lows around -13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

#Theme Parks, #Nature, #Parks
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Safaris
Auttikongas ©
Auttikongas
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village

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