10 days in Lapland Itinerary

10 days in Lapland Itinerary

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10 days in Lapland Itinerary

Start: Philadelphia
train + Fly:  17​h
1
Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Akaslompolo
— 2 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
3
Levi
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h 30​min
4
Inari
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
5
Luosto
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  18​h 30​min
End: Philadelphia

1
night
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 9th (Tue), get in on the family fun at Santa Claus Village, then take an exotic tour of a safari tour, and then get engrossed in the history at Arktikum. On the next day, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Rovaniemi Church, get in on the family fun at SantaPark, then enjoy some diversion at Santa Claus Office, and finally make a trip to Lordi's Square.

To see ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Rovaniemi driving holiday planner.

Philadelphia, USA to Rovaniemi is an approximately 17-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train, flight, taxi, and bus. You'll lose 7 hours traveling from Philadelphia to Rovaniemi due to the time zone difference. In October, Rovaniemi is much colder than Philadelphia - with highs of 37°F and lows of 30°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can go by car to Akaslompolo.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks Outdoors Wildlife
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Safaris
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Arktikum ©
Arktikum

2
nights
Akaslompolo

Akaslompolo ©
Start off your visit on the 11th (Thu): tour the pleasant surroundings at Konijanka Petting Zoo, glide through natural beauty at Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park, and then stop by Akaslompolo Sportshop. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Fri): take an exotic tour of a safari tour and then get outside with Seven Fells Up.

To find reviews, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Akaslompolo tour planner .

Getting from Rovaniemi to Akaslompolo by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. October in Akaslompolo sees daily highs of 37°F and lows of 27°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to drive to Levi.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports

Side Trip

Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park
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Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park ©
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park
Safaris
Seven Fells Up ©
Seven Fells Up

1
night
Levi

Levi ©
Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
On the 13th (Sat), ski along the peaceful trails at Levi Ski Resort.

For where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Levi vacation planner .

Traveling by car from Akaslompolo to Levi takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Levi are 37°F, while nighttime lows are 27°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to travel to Inari.

Things to do in Levi

Winter Sports Parks Outdoors
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort

1
night
Inari

Inari ©
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. On the 14th (Sun), look for all kinds of wild species at Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus, then examine the collection at Siida, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Juutua Nature Trail.

To find traveler tips, reviews, maps, and tourist information, use the Inari trip planner .

Getting from Levi to Inari by combination of bus, flight, and shuttle takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or 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 14th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Luosto.

Things to do in Inari

Museums Parks Outdoors
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Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©
Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus ©
Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus

3
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 15th (Mon): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Pyha-Luosto National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Tue): see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, identify plant and animal life at Kopara Reindeer Park, and then admire all the interesting features of Amethyst Mine Lapland.

To find ratings, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read Luosto trip itinerary maker .

You can drive from Inari to Luosto in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Luosto can reach 37°F, while at night they dip to 28°F. You will leave for home on the 17th (Wed).

Things to do in Luosto

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Pyha-Luosto National Park
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Pyha-Luosto National Park ©
Pyha-Luosto National Park
Kopara Reindeer Park ©
Kopara Reindeer Park
Amethyst Mine Lapland ©
Amethyst Mine Lapland

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