14 days in Lapland Itinerary

14 days in Lapland Itinerary

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14 days in Lapland Itinerary

Barcelona
Fly:  9​h 15​min
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
Akaslompolo
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
Inari
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
Salla
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
Pyhatunturi
— 3 nights
Fly:  11​h 30​min
Barcelona

3
days
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 Auttikongas and Eeron Polku Trail. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at German Soldier s Cemetery and Korundi House of Culture. There's still lots to do: get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, examine the collection at Christmas House Santa, explore the striking landscape at Hiidenkirnut, and explore the fascinating underground world of Syvasenvaara Fell.

To see traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Rovaniemi trip planning website .

Barcelona, Spain to Rovaniemi is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Barcelona to Rovaniemi, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Barcelona in August, expect Rovaniemi to be cooler, temps between 20°C and 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can drive to Akaslompolo.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

#Parks, #Nature, #Museums

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Eeron Polku Trail
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Arktikum ©
Arktikum
Christmas House Santa ©
Christmas House Santa
Auttikongas ©
Auttikongas

2
days
Akaslompolo

On the 20th (Mon), explore the activities along Pakasaivo, then surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, and then stop by Akaslompolo Sportshop. On the 21st (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: head outdoors with Scandinavian Adventures and then head outdoors with Seven Fells Up.

For where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Akaslompolo route app .

Traveling by car from Rovaniemi to Akaslompolo takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in August, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to go by car to Inari.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

#Outdoors, #Tours, #Wildlife

Side Trips

Nature & Wildlife Tours, Pakasaivo
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Seven Fells Up ©
Seven Fells Up
Pakasaivo ©
Pakasaivo

4
days
Inari

Inari ©
Get in touch with nature at Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus and Lake Inari. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Gold Prospector Museum and Siida. When in Inari, make a side trip to see Urho Kekkonen National Park in Saariselka, approximately 1h 45 min away. Spend the 25th (Sat) exploring nature at Lemmenjoki National Park.

To see more things to do, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Inari trip planning tool .

Traveling by car from Akaslompolo to Inari takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Inari are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to travel to Salla.

Things to do in Inari

#Outdoors, #Tours, #Parks

Side Trips

Urho Kekkonen National Park, Lemmenjoki National Park, Gold Prospector Museum
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Urho Kekkonen National Park ©
Urho Kekkonen National Park
Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus ©
Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus
Lake Inari ©
Lake Inari

1
day
Salla

Salla ©
Salla is a municipality of Finland, located in Lapland. Start off your visit on the 26th (Sun): fly down the slopes at Salla Ski Resort, steep yourself in history at Paikanselan Taistelualue, and then get a taste of local nightlife at Salla Museum of War & Reconstruction.

To find where to stay, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read Salla trip planner .

Drive from Inari to Salla in 5 hours. In August in Salla, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 10°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to travel to Pyhatunturi.

Things to do in Salla

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

2
days
Pyhatunturi

Pyhatunturi ©
On the 27th (Mon), identify plant and animal life at Kopara Reindeer Park and then hit the slopes at Pyhatunturi. On the 28th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Pyha-Luosto National Park.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Pyhatunturi day trip planning tool .

Drive from Salla to Pyhatunturi in 2 hours. August in Pyhatunturi sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Wed) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Pyhatunturi

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors

Side Trips

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