10 days in Lapland Itinerary

10 days in Lapland Itinerary

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10 days in Lapland Itinerary

Start: Kuwait City
Fly:  15​h 45​min
1
Pyhatunturi
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Salla
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Saariselka
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
4
Inari
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
5
Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
Fly:  12​h 15​min
End: Kuwait City

1
night
Pyhatunturi

Pyhatunturi ©
On the 31st (Fri), see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Sodankyla, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Kopara Reindeer Park. On your second day here, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Pyha-Luosto National Park.

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Kuwait City, Kuwait to Pyhatunturi is an approximately 16-hour flight. The time zone changes from Arabia Standard Time to Eastern European Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from Kuwait City in August, with highs in Pyhatunturi at 20°C and lows at 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) to allow time to travel to Salla.

Things to do in Pyhatunturi

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Kopara Reindeer Park, Church of Sodankyla
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Kopara Reindeer Park ©
Kopara Reindeer Park
Pyha-Luosto National Park ©
Pyha-Luosto National Park
Safaris

1
night
Salla

Salla ©
Salla is a municipality of Finland, located in Lapland. On the 2nd (Sun), fly down the slopes at Salla Ski Resort, steep yourself in history at Paikanselan Taistelualue, and then brush up on your military savvy at Salla Museum of War & Reconstruction.

To see photos, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read our Salla day trip planning tool .

You can drive from Pyhatunturi to Salla in 2 hours. In September in Salla, expect temperatures between 13°C during the day and 5°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) so you can travel to Saariselka.

Things to do in Salla

Parks Winter Sports Outdoors
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Salla Ski Resort ©
Salla Ski Resort

1
night
Saariselka

Saariselka ©
On the 3rd (Mon), see the interesting displays at Gold Prospector Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel, and then capture your vacation like a pro with Wilderness Safaris Saariselka.

To see maps, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Saariselka road trip tool .

Traveling by car from Salla to Saariselka takes 4 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 13°C, and evening lows to 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) so you can drive to Inari.

Things to do in Saariselka

Wildlife Nightlife Tours

Side Trips

Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel, Gold Prospector Museum
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Gold Prospector Museum ©
Gold Prospector Museum

2
nights
Inari

Inari ©
Start off your visit on the 4th (Tue): stroll through Juutua Nature Trail, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church, and then head outdoors with Lake Inari. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Wed): get into the urban bustle at The Sami Cultural Centre Sajos, then experience rural life at Inari Reindeerfarm, and then relax in the rural setting at Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus.

For photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Inari online road trip planner .

Traveling by car from Saariselka to Inari takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 13°C in September, and nighttime lows around 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Inari

Outdoors Tours Shopping
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Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church
Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus ©
Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus
Lake Inari ©
Lake Inari

3
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 6th (Thu), stroll the grounds of German Soldier s Cemetery, then examine the collection at Christmas House Santa, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Auttikongas. On the next day, have fun at Snowman World Igloo Hotel, then examine the collection at Santa's House of Snowmobiles, then Head underground at Syvasenvaara Fell, and finally admire the masterpieces at Korundi House of Culture.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi road trip site .

Getting from Inari to Rovaniemi by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of shuttle, flight, and bus; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Rovaniemi can reach 13°C, while at night they dip to 6°C. You'll have a few hours on the 8th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums Parks Nature
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Korundi House of Culture ©
Korundi House of Culture
Auttikongas ©
Auttikongas
German Soldier s Cemetery ©
German Soldier s Cemetery

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