10 days in Lapland Itinerary

10 days in Lapland Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Asheville
Fly + Bus:  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

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Get a sense of the local culture at German Soldier s Cemetery and Rovaniemi Church. Get in touch with nature at Pyha-Luosto National Park and Nature & Wildlife Tours. There's lots more to do: identify plant and animal life at Napapiirin Porofarmi, see Santa Claus Office, make a trip to Santa Claus Village, and take an exotic tour of a safari tour.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Rovaniemi trip itinerary planning website.

Asheville, USA to Rovaniemi is an approximately 20- hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of bus, taxi, and flight; or do a combination of flight and train. You'll lose 7 hours traveling from Asheville to Rovaniemi due to the time zone difference. Expect cooler weather when traveling from Asheville in October: highs in Rovaniemi hover around 37°F, while lows dip to 30°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Saariselka.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Wildlife Outdoors Tours

Side Trip

Pyha-Luosto National Park
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Pyha-Luosto National Park ©
Pyha-Luosto National Park
Safaris
German Soldier s Cemetery ©
German Soldier s Cemetery

3
nights
Saariselka

Saariselka ©
Outdoor pursuits--ranging from cross-country skiing and snowmobiling to reindeer safaris and chasing Northern Lights--draw the largest number of tourists to Saariselka.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church and Saint Tryphon Pechenga Orthodox Church. Do some cultural sightseeing at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center and Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel. Step out of Saariselka with an excursion to Juutua Nature Trail in Inari--about 1h 05 min away. categoryPhrases.sentence.On_the_day_spend_an_exhilarating_day_on_the_slopes_at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort. The adventure continues: hit the slopes at Urho Kekkonen National Park.

To see ratings, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Saariselka road trip tool.

Traveling by car from Rovaniemi to Saariselka takes 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. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Luosto.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports

Side Trip

Inari
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Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church
Urho Kekkonen National Park ©
Urho Kekkonen National Park
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center

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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.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Tue): get out on two wheels at Luosto Adventures and then go deep underground at Amethyst Mine Lapland.

To see photos, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read our Luosto planner.

You can drive from Saariselka to Luosto in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In November in Luosto, expect temperatures between 26°F during the day and 17°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Luosto

Trails Outdoors Wildlife
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Amethyst Mine Lapland ©
Amethyst Mine Lapland

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