9 days in Lapland Itinerary

9 days in Lapland Itinerary

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9 days in Lapland Itinerary

Start: Los Angeles
Fly:  20​h 15​min
1
Luosto
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
2
Inari
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
3
Akaslompolo
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Fly:  19​h
End: Los Angeles

1
night
Luosto

Start off your visit on the 19th (Sun): see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour.

For maps, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read Luosto itinerary planner.

Los Angeles, USA to Luosto is an approximately 20.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Eastern European Time (EET) is 10 hours. Expect much colder weather when traveling from Los Angeles in August: highs in Luosto hover around 64°F, while lows dip to 47°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can drive to Inari.

Things to do in Luosto

#Tours, #Wildlife, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Sodankyla, Safaris
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Safaris
Church of Sodankyla ©
Church of Sodankyla
Amethyst Mine Lapland ©
Amethyst Mine Lapland

1
night
Inari

Inari ©
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Tue): experience rural life at Inari Reindeerfarm, then relax in the rural setting at Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Saint Tryphon Pechenga Orthodox Church. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at Siida, get into the urban bustle at The Sami Cultural Centre Sajos, and then trek along Juutua Nature Trail.

To see traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Inari trip planner .

Getting from Luosto to Inari by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In August in Inari, expect temperatures between 62°F during the day and 46°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can go by car to Akaslompolo.

Things to do in Inari

#Outdoors, #Tours, #Wildlife
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Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus ©
Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus
The Sami Cultural Centre Sajos ©
The Sami Cultural Centre Sajos
Siida ©
Siida

1
night
Akaslompolo

Akaslompolo ©
On the 23rd (Thu), stop by Akaslompolo Sportshop, get outside with Scandinavian Adventures, and then head outdoors with Seven Fells Up.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Akaslompolo route site .

You can drive from Inari to Akaslompolo in 4 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Akaslompolo can reach 62°F, while at night they dip to 46°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

#Outdoors, #Shopping
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Akaslompolo Sportshop ©
Akaslompolo Sportshop

2
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 24th (Fri), see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, then stroll the grounds of German Soldier s Cemetery, then take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, and finally admire the masterpieces at Korundi House of Culture. On the 25th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: engage your brain at Pilke Science Centre, pause for some serene contemplation at Rovaniemi Church, and then examine the collection at Lapland Forestry Museum.

For maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read Rovaniemi online trip planner .

You can drive from Akaslompolo to Rovaniemi in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 63°F, and evening lows to 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

#Museums, #Tours, #Wildlife
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Arktikum ©
Arktikum
Korundi House of Culture ©
Korundi House of Culture
Safaris

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