6 days in Lapland Itinerary

6 days in Lapland Itinerary

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6 days in Lapland Itinerary

Start: Istanbul
Fly:  12​h 45​min
Luosto
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h 15​min
Saariselka
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
Akaslompolo
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Fly:  10​h 30​min
End: Istanbul

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hours
Luosto

Luosto ©
Start off your visit on the 12th (Tue): stroll through Pyhatunturi, then identify plant and animal life at Kopara Reindeer Park, and then admire all the interesting features of Amethyst Mine Lapland.

To see maps, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read Luosto day trip website .

Istanbul, Turkey to Luosto is an approximately 13-hour flight. You can also drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Istanbul to Luosto due to the time zone difference. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from Istanbul in February; daily highs in Luosto reach -5°C and lows reach -13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Saariselka.

Things to do in Luosto

#Parks, #Winter Sports, #Outdoors

Side Trip

Pyhatunturi
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Kopara Reindeer Park ©
Kopara Reindeer Park
Pyhatunturi ©
Pyhatunturi
Amethyst Mine Lapland ©
Amethyst Mine Lapland

1
night
Saariselka

Saariselka ©
On the 13th (Wed), see the interesting displays at Gold Prospector Museum, then explore the striking landscape of Urho Kekkonen National Park, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel, and finally find something for the whole family at Angry Birds Activity Park.

For maps, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Saariselka trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Luosto to Saariselka takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. February in Saariselka sees daily highs of -6°C and lows of -15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to drive to Akaslompolo.

Things to do in Saariselka

#Theme Parks, #Museums, #Winter Sports

Side Trips

Gold Prospector Museum, Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel
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Gold Prospector Museum ©
Gold Prospector Museum
Urho Kekkonen National Park ©
Urho Kekkonen National Park

1
night
Akaslompolo

Akaslompolo ©
Start off your visit on the 14th (Thu): head outdoors with Seven Fells Up, then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Konijanka Petting Zoo, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Yllas Ski Resort.

To find other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Akaslompolo online trip builder .

Getting from Saariselka to Akaslompolo by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. February in Akaslompolo sees daily highs of -5°C and lows of -12°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) so you can go by car to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Winter Sports

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Yllas Ski Resort
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Yllas Ski Resort ©
Yllas Ski Resort

2
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Fri): examine the collection at Santa's House of Snowmobiles, examine the collection at Christmas House Santa, tour the pleasant surroundings at Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy, then explore the world behind art at Korundi House of Culture, and finally stop by Your Piece Of Finland.

To see ratings, maps, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi trip planner .

Getting from Akaslompolo to Rovaniemi by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In February in Rovaniemi, expect temperatures between -6°C during the day and -11°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 16th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

#Museums, #Winter Sports, #Outdoors
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Christmas House Santa ©
Christmas House Santa
Korundi House of Culture ©
Korundi House of Culture
Santa's House of Snowmobiles ©
Santa's House of Snowmobiles

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