19 days in Lapland Itinerary

19 days in Lapland Itinerary

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19 days in Lapland Itinerary

Start: Tehran
subway + Fly:  15​h 30​min
1
Rovaniemi
— 6 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Salla
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Saariselka
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
4
Akaslompolo
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  25​h
End: Tehran

6
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Step out of the city life by going to Ranua Zoo and Poro Farmi. Change things up with a short trip to Korouoma Canyon in Posio (about 1h 40 min away). And it doesn't end there: make a trip to Santa Claus Village, stroll through Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy, get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, and find something for the whole family at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus.

To find where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Rovaniemi online trip planner .

Tehran, Iran to Rovaniemi is an approximately 15.5-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also do a combination of bus, flight, and train; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Tehran to Rovaniemi is minus 1 hour. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from Tehran in December: high temperatures in Rovaniemi hover around -6°C and lows are around -13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to travel to Salla.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks Museums Wildlife

Side Trips

Korouoma Canyon, Ranua Zoo
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Ranua Zoo ©
Ranua Zoo
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Korouoma Canyon ©
Korouoma Canyon

3
nights
Salla

Salla ©
Salla is a municipality of Finland, located in Lapland. Take a break from the city and head to Salla Ski Resort and Ski Resort Suomutunturi. Get out of town with these interesting Salla side-trips: Pyha-Luosto National Park (in Pyhatunturi) and Amethyst Mine Lapland (in Luosto). Next up on the itinerary: brush up on your military savvy at Salla Museum of War & Reconstruction and steep yourself in history at Paikanselan Taistelualue.

To see where to stay, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Salla road trip tool .

You can drive from Rovaniemi to Salla in 2 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Salla can reach -7°C, while at night they dip to -16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to travel to Saariselka.

Things to do in Salla

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trips

Pyha-Luosto National Park, Amethyst Mine Lapland, Ski Resort Suomutunturi
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Salla Ski Resort ©
Salla Ski Resort
Pyha-Luosto National Park ©
Pyha-Luosto National Park
Amethyst Mine Lapland ©
Amethyst Mine Lapland

4
nights
Saariselka

Saariselka ©
Get in touch with nature at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort and Lake Inari. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Saariselka: Nature & Wildlife Tours (in Ivalo) and Inari (Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church, Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center, & more).

To find more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read Saariselka trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Salla to Saariselka by car takes about 3.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around -7°C in December, and nighttime lows around -17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Akaslompolo.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports

Side Trips

Inari, Gold Prospector Museum
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Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort ©
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort
Lake Inari ©
Lake Inari

4
nights
Akaslompolo

Akaslompolo ©
Visiting Levi Ski Resort and Yllas Ski Resort will get you outdoors. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Akaslompolo: Snow Village (in Kittila), Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm (in Sirkka) and Levi (Icekarting Levi, Safaris, & more).

For maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Akaslompolo day trip tool .

Getting from Saariselka to Akaslompolo by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a bus. January in Akaslompolo sees daily highs of -11°C and lows of -22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports

Side Trips

Levi, Muonio, Snow Village, Yllas Ski Resort, Jemes Sport
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park ©
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park
Yllas Ski Resort ©
Yllas Ski Resort

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