10 days in Lapland Itinerary

10 days in Lapland Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Istanbul
Fly + Drive:  12 h 45 min
1
Luosto
— 1 day
Drive:  3 h 15 min
2
Inari
— 2 nights
Fly:  2 h 30 min
3
Levi
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
4
Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
Fly:  10 h 30 min
End: Istanbul

1
day
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 22nd (Sat): explore the striking landscape of Pyha-Luosto National Park.

For where to stay, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Luosto road trip app.

Istanbul, Turkey to Luosto is an approximately 9.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Istanbul to Luosto is minus 1 hour. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Istanbul in September: highs in Luosto hover around 14°C, while lows dip to 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can drive to Inari.

Things to do in Luosto

Nature Parks

Side Trip

Pyha-Luosto National Park
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Pyha-Luosto National Park ©
Pyha-Luosto National Park

2
nights
Inari

Inari ©
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. On the 23rd (Sun), head outdoors with Lake Inari and then see the interesting displays at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center. On the 24th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the striking landscape of Lemmenjoki National Park.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read our Inari holiday planner.

You can drive from Luosto to Inari in 3.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In September in Inari, expect temperatures between 13°C during the day and 4°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Inari

Nature Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Lemmenjoki National Park
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Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center
Lemmenjoki National Park ©
Lemmenjoki National Park
Lake Inari ©
Lake Inari

3
nights
Levi

Levi ©
Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
Get outdoors at Levi Ski Resort and Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park. When in Levi, make a side trip to see Seven Fells Up in Akaslompolo, approximately Akaslompolo away. There's still lots to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm and join the crowd at Icekarting Levi.

To find where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Levi online route maker.

Getting from Inari to Levi by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. September in Levi sees daily highs of 13°C and lows of 5°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can go by car to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Levi

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trips

Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park, Seven Fells Up
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park ©
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park
Seven Fells Up ©
Seven Fells Up

3
nights
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 28th (Fri), stop by Your Piece Of Finland, take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, thenengage your brain at Pilke Science Centre, thenidentify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, and finally look for gifts at Marttiini Store Old Factory. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Rovaniemi Church, see Santa Claus Office, thenget in on the family fun at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, and finally don't miss a visit to Lordi's Square.

For other places to visit, maps, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi online trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Levi to Rovaniemi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September in Rovaniemi, expect temperatures between 13°C during the day and 6°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks Museums Outdoors
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Arktikum ©
Arktikum
Rovaniemi Church ©
Rovaniemi Church

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