9 days in Lapland Itinerary

9 days in Lapland Itinerary

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9 days in Lapland Itinerary

Newark
Fly:  16​h 45​min
Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
Akaslompolo
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
Levi
— 1 night
bus + Fly + shuttle:  2​h 30​min
Inari
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
Luosto
— 2 nights
Fly:  18​h
Newark

2
days
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 11th (Sat): find something for the whole family at Santa Claus Village, then see Santa Claus Office, then see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Rovaniemi Church. On the 12th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get in on the family fun at SantaPark, get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, and then don't miss a visit to Lordi's Square.

To find traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi online road trip planner .

Newark, USA to Rovaniemi is an approximately 17-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Newark to Rovaniemi is 7 hours. When traveling from Newark in August, plan for much colder days in Rovaniemi, with highs around 63°F, while nights are little chillier with lows around 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Akaslompolo.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

#Theme Parks, #Museums, #Wildlife
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Rovaniemi Church ©
Rovaniemi Church
Safaris
Arktikum ©
Arktikum

1
day
Akaslompolo

Akaslompolo ©
Start off your visit on the 13th (Mon): look for gifts at Akaslompolo Sportshop, take an exotic tour of a safari tour, and then head outdoors with Seven Fells Up.

For photos, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Akaslompolo trip itinerary maker site .

You can drive from Rovaniemi to Akaslompolo in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In August in Akaslompolo, expect temperatures between 62°F during the day and 46°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can go by car to Levi.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

#Outdoors, #Wildlife, #Tours
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Seven Fells Up ©
Seven Fells Up
Safaris
Akaslompolo Sportshop ©
Akaslompolo Sportshop

1
day
Levi

Levi ©
Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
On the 14th (Tue), glide through natural beauty at Levi Ski Resort.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Levi trip planner .

You can drive from Akaslompolo to Levi in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. August in Levi sees daily highs of 62°F and lows of 46°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to travel to Inari.

Things to do in Levi

#Winter Sports, #Adventure, #Trails
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort

2
days
Inari

Inari ©
On the 15th (Wed), examine the collection at Siida, then relax in the rural setting at Inari Reindeerfarm, and then relax in the rural setting at Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus. Here are some ideas for day two: get outside with Lake Inari, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church, and then hike along Juutua Nature Trail.

For other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Inari road trip planning app .

Traveling by combination of bus, flight, and shuttle from Levi to Inari takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Inari are 62°F, while nighttime lows are 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Luosto.

Things to do in Inari

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Lake Inari ©
Lake Inari
Siida ©
Siida
Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus ©
Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus

1
day
Luosto

Luosto ©
On the 17th (Fri), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Pyha-Luosto National Park.

For maps, reviews, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Luosto day trip planning site .

You can drive from Inari to Luosto in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 64°F in August, and nighttime lows around 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Luosto

#Parks, #Nature

Side Trip

Pyha-Luosto National Park
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Amethyst Mine Lapland ©
Amethyst Mine Lapland

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