9 days in Lapland Itinerary

9 days in Lapland Itinerary

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9 days in Lapland Itinerary

Start: Chicago
Fly:  27​h
1
Akaslompolo
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Luosto
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Salla
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Fly:  26​h
End: Chicago

2
nights
Akaslompolo

Kick off your visit on the 19th (Mon): stop by Akaslompolo Sportshop, then take an exotic tour of a safari tour, and then hit the slopes at Yllas Ski Resort. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Tue): get outside with Seven Fells Up.

For where to stay, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Akaslompolo road trip planner .

Chicago, USA to Akaslompolo is an approximately 27-hour flight. Traveling from Chicago to Akaslompolo, you'll lose 8 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from Chicago in November: high temperatures in Akaslompolo hover around 26°F and lows are around 15°F. On the 20th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Luosto.

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
Luosto

Luosto ©
Start off your visit on the 21st (Wed): look for all kinds of wild species at Kopara Reindeer Park and then admire all the interesting features of Amethyst Mine Lapland.

To find reviews, ratings, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Luosto tour itinerary maker .

Drive from Akaslompolo to Luosto in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. November in Luosto sees daily highs of 26°F and lows of 17°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Salla.

Things to do in Luosto

Wildlife Parks
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Kopara Reindeer Park ©
Kopara Reindeer Park
Amethyst Mine Lapland ©
Amethyst Mine Lapland

2
nights
Salla

Salla ©
Salla is a municipality of Finland, located in Lapland. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): tour the pleasant surroundings at Salla Ski Resort, then contemplate the long history of Paikanselan Taistelualue, and then see the interesting displays at Salla Museum of War & Reconstruction.

For traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Salla trip planning website .

Drive from Luosto to Salla in 2 hours. November in Salla sees daily highs of 29°F and lows of 20°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) to allow time to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Salla

Parks Winter Sports Outdoors
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Salla Ski Resort ©
Salla Ski Resort

1
night
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 23rd (Fri), take an exotic tour of a safari tour, then don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Office, and then find something for the whole family at Santa Claus Village. On your second day here, fly down the slopes at Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy, then get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, and then take in the views from Lumberjack's Candle Bridge.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Rovaniemi vacation builder site .

Traveling by car from Salla to Rovaniemi takes 2 hours. In November, plan for daily highs up to 28°F, and evening lows to 20°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports
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Safaris
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Arktikum ©
Arktikum

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