8 days in Lapland Itinerary

8 days in Lapland Itinerary

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8 days in Lapland Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  28​h
Pyhatunturi
— Few hours
Drive:  3​h 45​min
Inari
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
Akaslompolo
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Fly:  26​h
End: Sydney

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Pyhatunturi

Pyhatunturi ©
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Pyha-Luosto National Park.

To see ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read Pyhatunturi trip planner .

Sydney, Australia to Pyhatunturi is an approximately 28-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) (AEST) to Eastern European Time (EET) is minus 8 hours. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from Sydney in November: high temperatures in Pyhatunturi hover around -3°C and lows are around -9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) to allow time to travel to Inari.

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Pyha-Luosto National Park ©
Pyha-Luosto National Park

2
nights
Inari

Inari ©
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Sat): get outside with Lake Inari and then take some stellar pictures from Otsamo Fell. On the 4th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: experience rural life at Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus, then pause for some serene contemplation at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church, and then examine the collection at Siida.

To see more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Inari vacation planner .

You can drive from Pyhatunturi to Inari in 3 hours. In November, daily temperatures in Inari can reach -3°C, while at night they dip to -10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) early enough to drive to Akaslompolo.

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Lake Inari ©
Lake Inari
Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus ©
Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church

1
night
Akaslompolo

Akaslompolo ©
On the 5th (Mon), get outside with Scandinavian Adventures and then fly down the slopes at Yllas Ski Resort.

To find maps, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, use the Akaslompolo trip itinerary website .

Traveling by car from Inari to Akaslompolo takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around -3°C in November, and nighttime lows around -11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

#Outdoors, #Winter Sports, #Parks

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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.
On the 6th (Tue), fly down the slopes at Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy, explore the different monuments and memorials at German Soldier s Cemetery, then admire the masterpieces at Korundi House of Culture, and finally stop by Your Piece Of Finland.

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You can drive from Akaslompolo to Rovaniemi in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to -2°C, and evening lows to -7°C. On the 7th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

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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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