9 days in Lapland Itinerary

9 days in Lapland Itinerary

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9 days in Lapland Itinerary

Start: Bengaluru
Fly + Drive:  19​h 15​min
1
Akaslompolo
— 1 day
Drive:  4​h
2
Inari
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
3
Salla
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Luosto
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Fly:  16​h
End: Bengaluru

1
day
Akaslompolo

Akaslompolo ©
On the 2nd (Sun), look for gifts at Akaslompolo Sportshop and then hit the slopes at Yllas Ski Resort.

To see more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Akaslompolo attractions planner .

Bengaluru, India to Akaslompolo is an approximately 19.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Bengaluru to Akaslompolo is minus 3 hours. Traveling from Bengaluru in December, expect Akaslompolo to be colder, temps between -5°C and -15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) early enough to go by car to Levi.

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

1
night
Inari

Inari ©
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): take in the pleasant sights at Otsamo Fell, see the interesting displays at Siida, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church.

For maps, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Inari trip planner .

Traveling by car from Akaslompolo to Inari takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December in Inari, expect temperatures between -7°C during the day and -17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Saariselka.

Things to do in Inari

Museums Historic Sites
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Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church
Otsamo Fell ©
Otsamo Fell

1
night
Salla

Salla ©
Salla is a municipality of Finland, located in Lapland. On the 4th (Tue), hit the slopes at Salla Ski Resort, contemplate the long history of Paikanselan Taistelualue, and then brush up on your military savvy at Salla Museum of War & Reconstruction.

For traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Salla vacation planner.

You can drive from Inari to Salla in 4.5 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Salla can reach -7°C, while at night they dip to -16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Luosto.

Things to do in Salla

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports
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Salla Ski Resort ©
Salla Ski Resort

2
nights
Luosto

Luosto ©
Nestled among vast forests and fells, Luosto represents a small idyllic resort village set on the edge of Pyha-Luosto National Park.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Wed): admire all the interesting features of Amethyst Mine Lapland, take in the exciting artwork at Museum - Gallery Alariesto, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Sodankyla. On the next day, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Pyha-Luosto National Park.

For ratings, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Luosto road trip planning site .

Traveling by car from Salla to Luosto takes 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around -8°C in December, and nighttime lows around -17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Luosto

Nature Parks Shopping

Side Trips

Sodankyla, Pyha-Luosto National Park
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Church of Sodankyla ©
Church of Sodankyla
Amethyst Mine Lapland ©
Amethyst Mine Lapland

2
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Fri): engage your brain at Pilke Science Centre, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Rovaniemi Church, take in the views from Lumberjack's Candle Bridge, make a trip to Lordi's Square, then try to win big at Feel Vegas - Club Rovaniemi, and finally look for gifts at Your Piece Of Finland. Here are some ideas for day two: don't miss a visit to Marttiinin Wanha Tehdas, Head underground at Syvasenvaara Fell, and then experience the excitement of Feelapland.

To find where to stay, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Rovaniemi attractions planner .

Getting from Salla to Rovaniemi by car takes about 2 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to -6°C, and evening lows to -13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Wildlife Tours Outdoors
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Feelapland ©
Feelapland
Marttiinin Wanha Tehdas ©
Marttiinin Wanha Tehdas
Pilke Science Centre ©
Pilke Science Centre

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