10 days in Lapland Itinerary

10 days in Lapland Itinerary

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10 days in Lapland Itinerary

Start: Los Angeles
Fly:  19​h
1
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Akaslompolo
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
3
Inari
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
4
Pyhatunturi
— 2 nights
Fly:  20​h
End: Los Angeles

2
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 7th (Sun), don't miss a visit to Marttiinin Wanha Tehdas, then admire the masterpieces at Korundi House of Culture, and then snap pictures at Lumberjack's Candle Bridge. Keep things going the next day: explore the different monuments and memorials at German Soldier s Cemetery, explore the fascinating underground world of Syvasenvaara Fell, and then hit the slopes at Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy.

To find where to stay, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read Rovaniemi trip itinerary website .

Los Angeles, USA to Rovaniemi is an approximately 19-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight, taxi, bus, and train; or do a combination of flight, car, and bus. Traveling from Los Angeles to Rovaniemi, you'll lose 10 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Los Angeles in October, things will get much colder in Rovaniemi: highs are around 37°F and lows about 30°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can go by car to Akaslompolo.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

#Parks, #Winter Sports, #Outdoors
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Korundi House of Culture ©
Korundi House of Culture
Lumberjack's Candle Bridge ©
Lumberjack's Candle Bridge
German Soldier s Cemetery ©
German Soldier s Cemetery

1
night
Akaslompolo

Akaslompolo ©
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Tue): tour the pleasant surroundings at Konijanka Petting Zoo and then hit the slopes at Yllas Ski Resort.

For where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Akaslompolo trip itinerary planning site .

Traveling by car from Rovaniemi to Akaslompolo takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Akaslompolo can reach 37°F, while at night they dip to 27°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Inari.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Winter Sports

Side Trip

Yllas Ski Resort
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Yllas Ski Resort ©
Yllas Ski Resort

3
nights
Inari

Inari ©
On the 11th (Thu), take a memorable tour with Tours and then get outside with Lake Inari. Keep things going the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church, then get advice or help at The Sami Cultural Centre Sajos, and then experience rural life at Inari Reindeerfarm.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read our Inari holiday maker site .

Getting from Akaslompolo to Inari by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 37°F, and evening lows to 28°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Pyhatunturi.

Things to do in Inari

#Outdoors, #Shopping, #Tours
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Lake Inari ©
Lake Inari
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church
The Sami Cultural Centre Sajos ©
The Sami Cultural Centre Sajos

2
nights
Pyhatunturi

Pyhatunturi ©
On the 13th (Sat), look for all kinds of wild species at Kopara Reindeer Park. On the 14th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the striking landscape of Pyha-Luosto National Park.

To see other places to visit and other tourist information, go to the Pyhatunturi tour planner.

You can drive from Inari to Pyhatunturi in 3 hours. October in Pyhatunturi sees daily highs of 37°F and lows of 28°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Pyhatunturi

#Parks, #Nature, #Wildlife

Side Trip

Kopara Reindeer Park
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Kopara Reindeer Park ©
Kopara Reindeer Park
Pyha-Luosto National Park ©
Pyha-Luosto National Park
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