9 days in Lapland Itinerary

9 days in Lapland Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
2
Akaslompolo
— 2 nights
3
Saariselka
— 2 nights
4
Salla
— 1 night
5
Pelkosenniemi
— 1 night

2
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas and then hit the slopes at Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy.

For other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi online holiday planner.

Zurich, Switzerland to Rovaniemi is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of car and train. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Zurich to Rovaniemi due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Zurich in December, things will get little chillier in Rovaniemi: highs are around °C and lows about °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) early enough to drive to Akaslompolo.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports
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Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy ©
Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy
Safaris
Marttiini Store Old Factory ©
Marttiini Store Old Factory

2
nights
Akaslompolo

Akaslompolo ©
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Mon): don't miss a visit to Lapland Hotels SnowVillage, thentour the pleasant surroundings at Yllas Ski Resort, and then stop by Akaslompolo Sportshop. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, thendon't miss a visit to Giewont Husky Adventures, and then join the crowd at Icekarting Levi.

For more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read Akaslompolo day trip planner.

Drive from Rovaniemi to Akaslompolo in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Akaslompolo are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) early enough to go by car to Saariselka.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports

Side Trips

Kittila, Yllas Ski Resort, Icekarting Levi
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Giewont Husky Adventures ©
Giewont Husky Adventures
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Yllas Ski Resort ©
Yllas Ski Resort

2
nights
Saariselka

Saariselka ©
Outdoor pursuits--ranging from cross-country skiing and snowmobiling to reindeer safaris and chasing Northern Lights--draw the largest number of tourists to Saariselka.
On the 2nd (Wed), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel, thenfly down the slopes at Urho Kekkonen National Park, and then examine the collection at Gold Prospector Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: hit the slopes at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort.

To see photos, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Saariselka online tour itinerary planner.

Drive from Akaslompolo to Saariselka in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. January in Saariselka sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) so you can travel to Salla.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports

Side Trips

Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel, Gold Prospector Museum
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Urho Kekkonen National Park ©
Urho Kekkonen National Park
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort ©
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort
Gold Prospector Museum ©
Gold Prospector Museum

1
night
Salla

Salla ©
Salla is a municipality of Finland, located in Lapland. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Fri): get engrossed in the history at Salla Museum of War & Reconstruction, steep yourself in history at Paikanselan Taistelualue, and then hit the slopes at Salla Ski Resort.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Salla trip itinerary maker website.

Traveling by car from Saariselka to Salla takes 4 hours. In January, daily temperatures in Salla can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) so you can drive to Pelkosenniemi.

Things to do in Salla

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

1
night
Pelkosenniemi

Pelkosenniemi ©
Pelkosenniemi is a municipality of Finland.Pelkosenniemi is located in the province of Lapland. Start off your visit on the 5th (Sat): look for all kinds of wild species at Kopara Reindeer Park.

To find where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read Pelkosenniemi trip itinerary builder website.

Drive from Salla to Pelkosenniemi in 1.5 hours. In January, daily temperatures in Pelkosenniemi can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Pelkosenniemi

Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Kopara Reindeer Park
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Kopara Reindeer Park ©
Kopara Reindeer Park

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