10 days in Lapland Itinerary

10 days in Lapland Itinerary

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10 days in Lapland Itinerary

Start: Ankara
bus + Fly:  12​h
1
Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Akaslompolo
— 1 night
bus:  1​h 15​min
3
Levi
— 2 nights
4
Inari
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
5
Luosto
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  13​h 45​min
End: Ankara

1
night
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 21st (Mon), get in on the family fun at Santa Claus Village, see Santa Claus Office, then pause for some serene contemplation at Rovaniemi Church, then take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, and finally look for gifts at Your Piece Of Finland. On the next day, see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, find something for the whole family at SantaPark, and then make a trip to Lordi's Square.

For traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Rovaniemi journey builder app .

Ankara, Turkey to Rovaniemi is an approximately 12-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also do a combination of bus, flight, taxi, and train; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Ankara to Rovaniemi. When traveling from Ankara in January, plan for slightly colder days in Rovaniemi, with highs around -10°C, while nights are cooler with lows around -17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) early enough to drive to Akaslompolo.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks Wildlife Museums
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Arktikum ©
Arktikum
Safaris
Rovaniemi Church ©
Rovaniemi Church

1
night
Akaslompolo

On the 23rd (Wed), stop by Akaslompolo Sportshop, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, and then hit the slopes at Yllas Ski Resort.

For maps, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Akaslompolo travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Rovaniemi to Akaslompolo takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Rovaniemi in January since evenings lows in Akaslompolo dip to -22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can go by car to Levi.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports

Side Trip

Yllas Ski Resort
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Safaris
Yllas Ski Resort ©
Yllas Ski Resort
Akaslompolo Sportshop ©
Akaslompolo Sportshop

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Thu): glide through natural beauty at Levi Ski Resort. Keep things going the next day: don't miss a visit to LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery, see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, then make a trip to Snow Village, and finally explore and take pictures at Ice Karting Levi.

For ratings, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Levi trip website .

You can drive from Akaslompolo to Levi in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Levi can reach -11°C, while at night they dip to -21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) early enough to travel to Inari.

Things to do in Levi

Tours Outdoors Adventure

Side Trip

Snow Village
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery ©
LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery
Icekarting Levi ©
Icekarting Levi

1
night
Inari

Inari ©
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. Start off your visit on the 26th (Sat): hike along Juutua Nature Trail, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church, and then see the interesting displays at Siida.

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Traveling by combination of bus, flight, and shuttle from Levi to Inari takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to -11°C, and evening lows to -20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) early enough to drive to Luosto.

Things to do in Inari

Museums Parks Trails
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Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©
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 27th (Sun), identify plant and animal life at Kopara Reindeer Park, explore and take pictures at Amethyst Mine Lapland, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Sodankyla. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the striking landscape of Pyha-Luosto National Park.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Luosto journey planner .

Traveling by car from Inari to Luosto takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Luosto can reach -13°C, while at night they dip to -22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Luosto

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Pyha-Luosto National Park, Church of Sodankyla
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Kopara Reindeer Park ©
Kopara Reindeer Park
Church of Sodankyla ©
Church of Sodankyla
Amethyst Mine Lapland ©
Amethyst Mine Lapland

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