10 days in Lapland Itinerary

10 days in Lapland Itinerary

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10 days in Lapland Itinerary

Start: London
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  10​h
1
Akaslompolo
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
2
Inari
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Luosto
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 45​min
End: London

1
night
Akaslompolo

On the 20th (Mon), get interesting insight from Tours, get outside with Seven Fells Up, and then stop by Akaslompolo Sportshop. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: head outdoors with Scandinavian Adventures, then meet the residents at Konijanka Petting Zoo, and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park.

To see reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Akaslompolo day trip planning website .

London, UK to Akaslompolo is an approximately 10-hour flight. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from London to Akaslompolo. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from London in August; daily highs in Akaslompolo reach 19°C and lows reach 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Inari.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Outdoors Parks Nature

Side Trips

Nature & Wildlife Tours, Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park ©
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park
Seven Fells Up ©
Seven Fells Up

3
nights
Inari

Inari ©
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. Get outdoors at Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus and Lake Inari. Do some cultural sightseeing at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church and Gold Prospector Museum. Spend the 24th (Fri) exploring nature at Lemmenjoki National Park.

For photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Inari driving holiday app .

Getting from Akaslompolo to Inari by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a bus. In August in Inari, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 9°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can go by car to Luosto.

Things to do in Inari

Nature Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Lemmenjoki National Park, Gold Prospector Museum
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Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church
Gold Prospector Museum ©
Gold Prospector Museum
Lake Inari ©
Lake Inari

2
nights
Luosto

Luosto ©
Nestled among vast forests and fells, Luosto represents a small idyllic resort village set on the edge of Pyha-Luosto National Park.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Sat): take an exotic tour of a safari tour, then look for all kinds of wild species at Kopara Reindeer Park, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Sodankyla. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Sun): explore the striking landscape of Pyha-Luosto National Park.

To find maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Luosto travel route app .

Traveling by car from Inari to Luosto takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Luosto

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Pyhatunturi, Church of Sodankyla
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Kopara Reindeer Park ©
Kopara Reindeer Park
Safaris
Church of Sodankyla ©
Church of Sodankyla

2
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 27th (Mon), take in the dramatic scenery at Auttikongas, stroll the grounds of German Soldier s Cemetery, then explore the fascinating underground world of Syvasenvaara Fell, and finally take in the views from Lumberjack's Candle Bridge. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at Santa's House of Snowmobiles, have fun at Snowman World Igloo Hotel, then see the interesting displays at Christmas House Santa, then take in the dramatic natural features at Hiidenkirnut, and finally admire the masterpieces at Korundi House of Culture.

To see ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi trip planner .

Drive from Luosto to Rovaniemi in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Nature Parks Museums
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Auttikongas ©
Auttikongas
German Soldier s Cemetery ©
German Soldier s Cemetery
Santa's House of Snowmobiles ©
Santa's House of Snowmobiles

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