10 days in Lapland Itinerary

10 days in Lapland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Lapland vacation planner

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Fly to Rovaniemi Airport, Drive to Luosto
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Luosto
— 1 day
Drive
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Inari
— 2 nights
Drive
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Levi
— 1 night
Drive
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Akaslompolo
— 2 nights
Drive
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Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
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Luosto

— 1 day
Nestled among vast forests and fells, Luosto represents a small idyllic resort village set on the edge of Pyha-Luosto National Park.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sat): explore the striking landscape of Pyha-Luosto National Park.

To see maps, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Luosto driving holiday planner.

Copenhagen, Denmark to Luosto is an approximately 9-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Copenhagen to Luosto. In October, Luosto is slightly colder than Copenhagen - with highs of 3°C and lows of -2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Inari.

Things to do in Luosto

Nature · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 6 — 7:
Highlights from your trip

Inari

— 2 nights
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. On the 7th (Sun), get outside with Lake Inari and then examine the collection at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center. Keep things going the next day: wander the wide-open spaces of Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus, get your bearings at The Sami Cultural Centre Sajos, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church.

To see more things to do, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Inari road trip tool.

Traveling by car from Luosto to Inari takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. In October, daily temperatures in Inari can reach 3°C, while at night they dip to -2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Levi.

Things to do in Inari

Outdoors · Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Oct 6 — 8:

Levi

— 1 night
Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Tue): grab your bike and head to Levi Ski Resort.

For more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, use the Levi trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Inari to Levi takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 3°C in October, and nighttime lows around -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Akaslompolo.

Things to do in Levi

Adventure · Winter Sports · Tours · Outdoors
Find places to stay Oct 8 — 9:
Highlights from your trip

Akaslompolo

— 2 nights
Start off your visit on the 10th (Wed): see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Thu): stop by Akaslompolo Sportshop, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Konijanka Petting Zoo, and then glide through natural beauty at Seven Fells Up.

To find maps, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Akaslompolo tour itinerary planner.

Getting from Levi to Akaslompolo by car takes about an hour. Other options: do a combination of bus and shuttle. In October, plan for daily highs up to 3°C, and evening lows to -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Tours · Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 9 — 11:

Rovaniemi

— 2 nights

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Fri): get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, make a trip to Santa Claus Village, then see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, and finally stop by Your Piece Of Finland. Here are some ideas for day two: get your game on at Snowman World Igloo Hotel, have fun at Santa Claus Office, then get curious at Science Centre Pilke, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Rovaniemi Church, and finally make a trip to Lordi's Square.

For other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Rovaniemi route website.

You can drive from Akaslompolo to Rovaniemi in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. October in Rovaniemi sees daily highs of 3°C and lows of -1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums · Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife
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Lapland travel guide

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Landmarks · Safaris · Nightlife
The wild expanses of Lapland promise spectacular scenery, adventure, and rich cultural experiences. As the country's northernmost region, it sits well above the Arctic Circle. Despite also being the largest region, in Lapland just 3.4 percent of the Finnish population calls this great stretch of land home, leaving plenty of room for pristine lakes, dense forest, and seven unspoiled national parks. An abundance of well-marked trails await hikers of all levels, while more remote and rugged adventures beckon experienced explorers. Music is of particular importance in these parts, so try to catch a concert or dance performance during your stay.