12 days in Lapland Itinerary

12 days in Lapland Itinerary

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Drive to Memmingen Allgau Airport, Fly to Rovaniemi Airport, Drive to Luosto
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Luosto
— 1 day
Drive
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Inari
— 2 nights
Drive
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Kilpisjarvi
— 1 night
Drive
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Akaslompolo
— 3 nights
Drive
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Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
Fly

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Luosto

— 1 day
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 27th (Sun): go deep underground at Amethyst Mine Lapland.

For ratings, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Luosto trip planner.

Munich, Germany to Luosto is an approximately 17.5-hour combination of car and flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET) is 1 hour. Traveling from Munich in October, you will find days in Luosto are colder (3°C), and nights are little chillier (-2°C). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Sun) to allow time for the car ride to Inari.
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Inari

— 2 nights
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. Kick off your visit on the 28th (Mon): relax in the rural setting at Inari Reindeer Farm, take in the pleasant sights at Otsamo Fell, and then relax in the rural setting at Tuula's Reindeer. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of Saint Tryphon Pechenga Orthodox Church, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church, and then see the interesting displays at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center.

For reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Inari visit planning tool.

Traveling by car from Luosto to Inari takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can 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 29th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Kilpisjarvi.

Things to do in Inari

Museums · Historic Sites
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Kilpisjarvi

— 1 night
On the 30th (Wed), contemplate the waterfront views at Kukkolankoski and then don't miss a visit to Saana.

For ratings, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Kilpisjarvi day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Inari to Kilpisjarvi takes 6 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Inari to Kilpisjarvi is minus 1 hour. October in Kilpisjarvi sees daily highs of 6°C and lows of 0°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) early enough to travel to Akaslompolo.

Things to do in Kilpisjarvi

Parks · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 29 — 30:
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Akaslompolo

— 3 nights
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Giewont Husky Adventures and Sarestoniemi Museum. Change things up with these side-trips from Akaslompolo: Ounaskievari Reindeer Farm (in Kongas) and Levi Ski Resort (in Levi).

To find more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Akaslompolo trip planning website.

Getting from Kilpisjarvi to Akaslompolo by car takes about 3.5 hours. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time is 1 hour. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Kilpisjarvi in October: high temperatures in Akaslompolo hover around 3°C and lows are around -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) early enough to drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Trails

Side Trips

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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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Syvasenvaara Fell and German Soldier s Cemetery. There's still lots to do: make a trip to Santa Claus Village, browse the collection at Rovaniemi City Library, take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, and look for gifts at LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi trip itinerary app.

You can drive from Akaslompolo to Rovaniemi in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In November, daily temperatures in Rovaniemi can reach -2°C, while at night they dip to -7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Tours
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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.