10 days in Lapland Itinerary

10 days in Lapland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Lapland trip itinerary planner

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Fly to Rovaniemi Airport, Drive to Pyhatunturi
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Pyhatunturi
— 2 nights
Drive
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Inari
— 1 night
Drive
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Nuorgam
— 1 night
Drive
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Posio
— 2 nights
Drive
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Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
Fly

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Pyhatunturi

— 2 nights
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Pyha-Luosto National Park and Pyhatunturi. Step out of Pyhatunturi with an excursion to Church of Sodankyla in Sodankyla--about 50 minutes away.

To find ratings and other tourist information, read our Pyhatunturi trip itinerary planner.

Copenhagen, Denmark to Pyhatunturi is an approximately 9.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Traveling from Copenhagen to Pyhatunturi, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Copenhagen in September: high temperatures in Pyhatunturi hover around 14°C and lows are around 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) to allow time to travel to Inari.

Things to do in Pyhatunturi

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 30 — Oct 2:

Inari

— 1 night
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. On the 3rd (Sun), see the interesting displays at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church, and then get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

To find other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Inari day trip tool.

Traveling by car from Pyhatunturi to Inari takes 3.5 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Inari can reach 3°C, while at night they dip to -2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) to allow time to travel to Nuorgam.

Things to do in Inari

Historic Sites · Museums · Wildlife · Tours
Find places to stay Oct 2 — 3:

Nuorgam

— 1 night
Nuorgam is a village in the Utsjoki municipality in the region of Lapland, Finland. On the 4th (Mon), see what you can catch with Alma Arktika.

To find ratings, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Nuorgam travel route builder tool.

You can drive from Inari to Nuorgam in 2.5 hours. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Inari to Nuorgam due to the time zone difference. In October, daytime highs in Nuorgam are 4°C, while nighttime lows are 0°C. On the 4th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Posio.

Things to do in Nuorgam

Adventure · Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors
Find places to stay Oct 3 — 4:
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Posio

— 2 nights
Posio is a municipality of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Tue): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Riisitunturi National Park. On your second day here, head outdoors with Kota-Husky and then take in the dramatic natural features at Korouoma Canyon.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Posio driving holiday tool.

Traveling by car from Nuorgam to Posio takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Nuorgam to Posio due to the time zone difference. In October, daily temperatures in Posio can reach 3°C, while at night they dip to -1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) so you can travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Posio

Nature · Parks · Wildlife · Tours
Find places to stay Oct 4 — 6:

Rovaniemi

— 3 nights

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Step out of the city life by going to Syvasenvaara Fell and Auttikongas. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Fishing Charters & Tours and German Soldier s Cemetery. When in Rovaniemi, make a side trip to see Ranua Zoo in Ranua, approximately Ranua away. The adventure continues: explore and take pictures at Napapiirin Porofarmi.

To find other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Rovaniemi trip planner.

Traveling by car from Posio to Rovaniemi takes 2 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to 3°C, and evening lows to -1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Tours

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 6 — 9:

Lapland travel guide

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Landmarks · Safaris · Nightlife
The wild expanses of Lapland promise spectacular scenery, adventure, and rich cultural experiences. As the country's northernmost region, it sits well above the Arctic Circle. Despite also being the largest region, in Lapland just 3.4 percent of the Finnish population calls this great stretch of land home, leaving plenty of room for pristine lakes, dense forest, and seven unspoiled national parks. An abundance of well-marked trails await hikers of all levels, while more remote and rugged adventures beckon experienced explorers. Music is of particular importance in these parts, so try to catch a concert or dance performance during your stay.