10 days in Lapland Itinerary

10 days in Lapland Itinerary

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10 days in Lapland Itinerary

Start: Denver
Fly:  24​h
Inari
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
Kittila
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
Pyhatunturi
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
Salla
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + foot + train:  23​h
End: Denver

2
nights
Inari

Inari ©
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: experience rural life at Inari Reindeerfarm, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church, and then get outside with Lake Inari.

To find photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Inari road trip planning website .

Denver, USA to Inari is an approximately 24-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 9 hours traveling from Denver to Inari. When traveling from Denver in October, plan for colder days in Inari, with highs around 37°F, while nights are a bit cooler with lows around 28°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Kittila.

Things to do in Inari

#Outdoors, #Tours, #Wildlife

Side Trip

Gold Prospector Museum
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Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church
Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus ©
Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus
Lake Inari ©
Lake Inari

1
night
Kittila

Kittilä is a municipality of Finland and a popular holiday resort.It is located in northern Finland north of the Arctic Circle within the Lapland region. Kick off your visit on the 29th (Mon): experience rural life at Ounaskievari Reindeer Farm, then take a stroll through Ounasjoki - River for activities, then surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, and finally identify plant and animal life at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm.

For where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Kittila trip planner .

Traveling by car from Inari to Kittila takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 37°F in October, and nighttime lows around 27°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) early enough to travel to Pyhatunturi.

Things to do in Kittila

#Outdoors, #Wildlife, #Tours

Side Trips

Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm, Ounaskievari Reindeer Farm, Ounasjoki - River for activities
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Nature & Wildlife Tours

1
night
Pyhatunturi

Pyhatunturi ©
Start off your visit on the 30th (Tue): stroll through Pyhatunturi and then identify plant and animal life at Kopara Reindeer Park.

For more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read Pyhatunturi trip builder tool .

Drive from Kittila to Pyhatunturi in 2 hours. In October, daytime highs in Pyhatunturi are 37°F, while nighttime lows are 28°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) so you can travel to Salla.

Things to do in Pyhatunturi

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Winter Sports

Side Trips

Pyhatunturi, Kopara Reindeer Park
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Kopara Reindeer Park ©
Kopara Reindeer Park
Pyhatunturi ©
Pyhatunturi

1
night
Salla

Salla ©
Salla is a municipality of Finland, located in Lapland. Start off your visit on the 31st (Wed): fly down the slopes at Salla Ski Resort, contemplate the long history of Paikanselan Taistelualue, and then take an in-depth tour of Salla Museum of War & Reconstruction.

To find reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Salla route website .

You can drive from Pyhatunturi to Salla in 2 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to 37°F, and evening lows to 29°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Salla

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

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 1st (Thu): tour the pleasant surroundings at Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy, then take in the views from Lumberjack's Candle Bridge, and then try to win big at Feel Vegas - Club Rovaniemi. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at Santa's House of Snowmobiles, examine the collection at Christmas House Santa, then explore the different monuments and memorials at German Soldier s Cemetery, then explore the world behind art at Korundi House of Culture, and finally stop by Your Piece Of Finland.

For maps, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi itinerary builder site .

Traveling by car from Salla to Rovaniemi takes 2 hours. In October, daytime highs in Rovaniemi are 37°F, while nighttime lows are 30°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

#Museums, #Outdoors, #Parks
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Korundi House of Culture ©
Korundi House of Culture
Christmas House Santa ©
Christmas House Santa
German Soldier s Cemetery ©
German Soldier s Cemetery

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