12 days in Lapland Itinerary

12 days in Lapland Itinerary

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Make it your trip
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Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
Drive
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Akaslompolo
— 2 nights
Fly
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Saariselka
— 3 nights
Drive
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Pyhatunturi
— 2 nights
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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.
Rovaniemi is known for sightseeing, nightlife, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Santa Claus Village, see Santa Claus Office, get curious at Science Centre Pilke, and Head underground at Syvasenvaara Fell.

For where to stay, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi driving holiday planner.

Jakarta, Indonesia to Rovaniemi is an approximately 21-hour flight. You'll gain 5 hours traveling from Jakarta to Rovaniemi due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Jakarta in October, expect Rovaniemi to be much colder, temps between 3°C and -1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can go by car to Akaslompolo.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums · Theme Parks · Tours · Wildlife
Find places to stay Oct 20 — 23:

Akaslompolo

— 2 nights
On the 24th (Mon), fly down the slopes at Yllas Ski Resort and then soothe aching muscles at KuruYoga Levi. Here are some ideas for day two: grab your bike and head to Levi Ski Resort.

For where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Akaslompolo trip itinerary builder tool.

Traveling by car from Rovaniemi to Akaslompolo takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. Expect a daytime high around 3°C in October, and nighttime lows around -3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to catch the flight to Saariselka.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Winter Sports · Outdoors · Parks · Adventure

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 23 — 25:

Saariselka

— 3 nights
Outdoor pursuits--ranging from cross-country skiing and snowmobiling to reindeer safaris and chasing Northern Lights--draw the largest number of tourists to Saariselka.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Saariselka: Inari (Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center & Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church). Spend the 27th (Thu) exploring nature at Urho Kekkonen National Park. There's more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort and pause for some serene contemplation at Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel.

To see maps, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Saariselka tour planning website.

Traveling by flight from Akaslompolo to Saariselka takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. Expect a daytime high around 3°C in October, and nighttime lows around -2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can travel to Pyhatunturi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Winter Sports · Outdoors · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 25 — 28:

Pyhatunturi

— 2 nights
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sat): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Pyha-Luosto National Park. On the 30th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the stunning scenery at Isokuru and then go deep underground at Amethyst Mine Lapland.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Pyhatunturi trip builder app.

Getting from Saariselka to Pyhatunturi by car takes about 2.5 hours. October in Pyhatunturi sees daily highs of 3°C and lows of -2°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Pyhatunturi

Nature · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 28 — 30:

Lapland travel guide

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Landmarks · Nightlife · Safaris
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.