10 days in Lapland Itinerary

10 days in Lapland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Lapland tour itinerary planner

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Fly to Rovaniemi Airport, Drive to Pyhatunturi
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Pyhatunturi
— 2 nights
Drive
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Inari
— 3 nights
Drive
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Rovaniemi
— 4 nights
Fly

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Pyhatunturi

— 2 nights
On the 23rd (Fri), explore the striking landscape of Pyha-Luosto National Park. Here are some ideas for day two: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Luosto, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Sodankyla, then stroll through Pyhatunturi, and finally tour along fresh powder with Lucky Ranch.

To see traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Pyhatunturi driving holiday tool.

Copenhagen, Denmark to Pyhatunturi is an approximately 9.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time is 1 hour. Traveling from Copenhagen in October, things will get little chillier in Pyhatunturi: highs are around 3°C and lows about -2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Inari.

Things to do in Pyhatunturi

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Winter Sports

Side Trips

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Inari

— 3 nights
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. Visiting Polar Creek and Juutua Nature Trail will get you outdoors. Discover out-of-the-way places like Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church and Inari Reindeer Farm. Venture out of the city with trips to Gold Prospector Museum (in Tankavaara) and Saariselka (Saariselka Reindeer Farm & Angry Birds Activity Park). It doesn't end there: relax in the rural setting at Tuula's Reindeer and pause for some serene contemplation at Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Inari attractions planning website.

Traveling by car from Pyhatunturi to Inari takes 3.5 hours. In October in Inari, expect temperatures between 3°C during the day and -2°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) so you can go by car to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Inari

Outdoors · Wildlife · Adventure · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 24 — 27:

Rovaniemi

— 4 nights

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Santa's House of Snowmobiles and Forestry Museum of Lapland. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Korouoma Canyon and Auttikongas. There's lots more to do: see what you can catch with a fishing tour, try to win big at Feel Vegas - Club Rovaniemi, pause for some serene contemplation at Rovaniemen ortodoksinen kirkko, and let the kids burn off some steam at Angry Birds Park.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi online tour planner.

Traveling by car from Inari to Rovaniemi takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 3°C in October, and nighttime lows around -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sat) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks · Museums · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trip

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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.