10 days in Lapland Itinerary

10 days in Lapland Itinerary

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10 days in Lapland Itinerary

Start: Verona
Fly + Drive:  12​h 15​min
1
Luosto
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Saariselka
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Akaslompolo
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
Fly:  9​h 15​min
End: Verona

1
night
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 15th (Thu), see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, identify plant and animal life at Kopara Reindeer Park, and then take in the awesome beauty at Luosto. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Pyha-Luosto National Park.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Luosto road trip planning website .

Verona, Italy to Luosto is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time to Eastern European Time is 1 hour. Expect cooler weather when traveling from Verona in August: highs in Luosto hover around 20°C, while lows dip to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can drive to Saariselka.

Things to do in Luosto

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

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

2
nights
Saariselka

Saariselka ©
On the 17th (Sat), identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, see the interesting displays at Gold Prospector Museum, then explore the striking landscape of Urho Kekkonen National Park, and finally perfect your strike at Saariselka Bowling. Here are some ideas for day two: gear up at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort.

To find traveler tips, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Saariselka trip planner .

Traveling by car from Luosto to Saariselka takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in August, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to drive to Akaslompolo.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports

Side Trip

Gold Prospector Museum
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Urho Kekkonen National Park ©
Urho Kekkonen National Park
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort ©
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort
Gold Prospector Museum ©
Gold Prospector Museum

2
nights
Akaslompolo

Kick off your visit on the 19th (Mon): get interesting insight from Tours and then head outdoors with Seven Fells Up. Here are some ideas for day two: head outdoors with Scandinavian Adventures, explore the striking landscape at Keimiotunturi Fell, and then stop by Elan Ski Shop & Rental.

To see reviews, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Akaslompolo journey planner .

You can drive from Saariselka to Akaslompolo in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Akaslompolo are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Nature & Wildlife Tours, Keimiotunturi Fell, Elan Ski Shop & Rental
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Scandinavian Adventures ©
Scandinavian Adventures
Seven Fells Up ©
Seven Fells Up

3
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Step off the beaten path and head to Feelapland and Lumberjack's Candle Bridge. Get in touch with nature at Auttikongas and Syvasenvaara Fell. There's still lots to do: get in on the family fun at Santa Claus Village, see Santa Claus Office, fly down the slopes at Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy, and look for gifts at LAURI.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, use the Rovaniemi tour planner .

Traveling by car from Akaslompolo to Rovaniemi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Rovaniemi are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports
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Arktikum ©
Arktikum
Auttikongas ©
Auttikongas
Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy ©
Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy

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