11 days in Lapland Itinerary

11 days in Lapland Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Manchester
Fly + Drive:  10 h 15 min
1
Akaslompolo
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
2
Saariselka
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
3
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
4
Pyhatunturi
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  8 h 30 min
End: Manchester

2
nights
Akaslompolo

Akaslompolo ©
On the 16th (Wed), don't miss a visit to Giewont Husky Adventures and then explore the striking landscape of Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park. Here are some ideas for day two: hit the slopes at Yllas Ski Resort.

For maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Akaslompolo trip itinerary planner.

Manchester, UK to Akaslompolo is an approximately 10- hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Manchester to Akaslompolo due to the time zone difference. Expect much colder weather when traveling from Manchester in October: highs in Akaslompolo hover around 3°C, while lows dip to -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Saariselka.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park, Yllas Ski Resort, Giewont Husky Adventures
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Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park ©
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park
Yllas Ski Resort ©
Yllas Ski Resort

3
nights
Saariselka

Saariselka ©
Outdoor pursuits--ranging from cross-country skiing and snowmobiling to reindeer safaris and chasing Northern Lights--draw the largest number of tourists to Saariselka.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Saariselka: Inari (Juutua Nature Trail, Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center, &more). Next up on the itinerary: fly down the slopes at Urho Kekkonen National Park, stop by Hippupuoti Gift Shop, surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, and join in the after-dark buzz at Saariselka Bowling.

Discover how to plan a Saariselka trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Getting from Akaslompolo to Saariselka by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 3°C, and evening lows to -2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trip

Inari
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Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center
Urho Kekkonen National Park ©
Urho Kekkonen National Park
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church

2
nights
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 SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus and then see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue): make a trip to Santa Claus Village, then see Santa Claus Office, then get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, and finally wander the wide-open spaces of Napapiirin Porofarmi.

For where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read our Rovaniemi trip planner.

Getting from Saariselka to Rovaniemi by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Rovaniemi can reach 3°C, while at night they dip to -1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) early enough to go by car to Pyhatunturi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

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

3
nights
Pyhatunturi

Pyhatunturi ©
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Wed): contemplate the long history of Paikanselan Taistelualue and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Salla Ski Resort. Here are some ideas for day two: identify plant and animal life at Kopara Reindeer Park and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Pyha-Luosto National Park.

To find maps, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Pyhatunturi trip itinerary site.

Drive from Rovaniemi to Pyhatunturi in 2 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Pyhatunturi can reach 3°C, while at night they dip to -2°C. On the 25th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Pyhatunturi

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Salla, Luosto
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Salla Ski Resort ©
Salla Ski Resort
Pyha-Luosto National Park ©
Pyha-Luosto National Park
Amethyst Mine Lapland ©
Amethyst Mine Lapland

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