10 days in Lapland Itinerary

10 days in Lapland Itinerary

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10 days in Lapland Itinerary

Start: Asheville
Fly:  20​h 30​min
1
Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
2
Saariselka
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Luosto
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  21​h 45​min
End: Asheville

3
nights
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Take a break from the city and head to Pyha-Luosto National Park and Nature & Wildlife Tours. You'll discover tucked-away gems like German Soldier s Cemetery and Poro Farmi. The adventure continues: take an exotic tour of a safari tour, make a trip to Santa Claus Village, see Santa Claus Office, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Rovaniemi Church.

To find photos, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Rovaniemi online sightseeing planner .

Asheville, USA to Rovaniemi is an approximately 20.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight, taxi, and bus. You'll lose 7 hours traveling from Asheville to Rovaniemi due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Asheville in October, you will find days in Rovaniemi are colder (37°F), and nights are a bit cooler (30°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) early enough to drive to Saariselka.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Wildlife Outdoors Tours

Side Trip

Pyha-Luosto National Park
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Safaris
Nature & Wildlife Tours
German Soldier s Cemetery ©
German Soldier s Cemetery

3
nights
Saariselka

Saariselka ©
Step off the beaten path and head to Urho Kekkonen National Park and Saint Tryphon Pechenga Orthodox Church. Step out of the city life by going to Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort and Juutua Nature Trail. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Saariselka: Inari (Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center & Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church).

For other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Saariselka trip maker tool .

You can drive from Rovaniemi to Saariselka in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In November, daily temperatures in Saariselka can reach 27°F, while at night they dip to 16°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) so you can go by car to Luosto.

Things to do in Saariselka

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trip

Inari
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Urho Kekkonen National Park ©
Urho Kekkonen National Park
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort ©
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church

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.
On the 5th (Tue), do some two-wheel cruising with Luosto Adventures and then discover the riches below the earth's surface at Amethyst Mine Lapland.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Luosto visit planner .

You can drive from Saariselka to Luosto in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to 26°F, and evening lows to 17°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Luosto

Parks Outdoors Trails
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Amethyst Mine Lapland ©
Amethyst Mine Lapland

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