11 days in Lapland Itinerary

11 days in Lapland Itinerary

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11 days in Lapland Itinerary

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 ©
Start off your visit on the 16th (Wed): make a trip to Giewont Husky Adventures and then hike along Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park. On the 17th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: tour the pleasant surroundings at Yllas Ski Resort and then get outside with Scandinavian Adventures.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Akaslompolo trip planner.

Manchester, UK to Akaslompolo is an approximately 10.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Manchester to Akaslompolo is 2 hours. When traveling from Manchester in October, plan for colder days in Akaslompolo, with highs around 3°C, while nights are little chillier with lows around -3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can go by car to Saariselka.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports

Side Trips

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

3
nights
Saariselka

Saariselka ©
Change things up with these side-trips from Saariselka: Inari (Juutua Nature Trail, Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center, & more).

To find photos, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Saariselka day trip planner .

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 Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

Inari
Find places to stay Oct 17 — 20:
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Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©
Urho Kekkonen National Park ©
Urho Kekkonen National Park
Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus ©
Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus

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), find something for the whole family at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus and then take an exotic tour of a safari tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village, then have fun at Santa Claus Office, then take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Poro Farmi.

To see photos, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read our Rovaniemi trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Saariselka to Rovaniemi in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October in Rovaniemi, expect temperatures between 3°C during the day and -1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) early enough to drive to Pyhatunturi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

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

3
nights
Pyhatunturi

Pyhatunturi ©
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Wed): contemplate the long history of Paikanselan Taistelualue and then hit the slopes at Salla Ski Resort. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Thu): identify plant and animal life at Kopara Reindeer Park and then explore the striking landscape of Pyha-Luosto National Park.

To find ratings, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, go to the Pyhatunturi trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Rovaniemi to Pyhatunturi by car takes about 2 hours. October in Pyhatunturi sees daily highs of 3°C and lows of -2°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Pyhatunturi

Parks Nature Winter Sports

Side Trips

Luosto, Salla
Find places to stay Oct 22 — 25:
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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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