12 days in Lapland Itinerary

12 days in Lapland Itinerary

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12 days in Lapland Itinerary

Start: Munich
Fly + Drive:  10​h 15​min
1
Luosto
— 1 day
Drive:  3​h 15​min
2
Inari
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
3
Kilpisjarvi
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
4
Akaslompolo
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
Fly:  7​h 45​min
End: Munich

1
day
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 27th (Sun): explore and take pictures at Amethyst Mine Lapland and then take an exotic tour of a safari tour.

For reviews, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Luosto trip itinerary planner .

Munich, Germany to Luosto is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time to Eastern European Time is 1 hour. Traveling from Munich in October, you will find days in Luosto are much colder (3°C), and nights are a bit cooler (-2°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Inari.
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Amethyst Mine Lapland ©
Amethyst Mine Lapland

2
nights
Inari

Inari ©
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): explore and take pictures at Inari Reindeerfarm, then take some stellar pictures from Otsamo Fell, and then admire all the interesting features of Tuula's Reindeer. On the 29th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint Tryphon Pechenga Orthodox Church, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church, and then see the interesting displays at Siida.

For reviews, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Inari travel planner.

Getting from Luosto to Inari by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Inari can reach 3°C, while at night they dip to -2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) early enough to travel to Kilpisjarvi.

Things to do in Inari

Museums Historic Sites
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Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church
Tuula's Reindeer ©
Tuula's Reindeer

1
night
Kilpisjarvi

Kilpisjarvi ©
On the 30th (Wed), head outdoors with Kukkolankoski and then don't miss a visit to Saana.

For maps, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Kilpisjarvi online trip itinerary maker .

You can drive from Inari to Kilpisjarvi in 5.5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Inari to Kilpisjarvi is minus 1 hour. In October in Kilpisjarvi, expect temperatures between 6°C during the day and 0°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) so you can travel to Akaslompolo.

Things to do in Kilpisjarvi

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Kukkolankoski
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Saana ©
Saana

3
nights
Akaslompolo

Akaslompolo ©
Step off the beaten path and head to Seven Fells Up and Ounaskievari Reindeer Farm. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Akaslompolo: Kittila (The Sarestoniemi Museum & Giewont Husky Adventures) and Levi Ski Resort (in Levi).

To see where to stay, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Akaslompolo online day trip planner .

You can drive from Kilpisjarvi to Akaslompolo in 3.5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Kilpisjarvi to Akaslompolo is 1 hour. Traveling from Kilpisjarvi in October, things will get a bit cooler in Akaslompolo: highs are around 3°C and lows about -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) to allow time to drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Outdoors Winter Sports Parks

Side Trips

Kittila, Levi Ski Resort, Ounaskievari Reindeer Farm
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Scandinavian Adventures ©
Scandinavian Adventures
Sarestoniemi Museum ©
Sarestoniemi Museum

3
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
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 Lumberjack's Candle Bridge and Syvasenvaara Fell. Next up on the itinerary: get in on the family fun at Santa Claus Village, stroll the grounds of German Soldier s Cemetery, pause for some serene contemplation at Rovaniemi Church, and don't miss a visit to Lordi's Square.

To see reviews, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, use the Rovaniemi trip planner.

Getting from Akaslompolo to Rovaniemi by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In November, daytime highs in Rovaniemi are -2°C, while nighttime lows are -7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports
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Arktikum ©
Arktikum
German Soldier s Cemetery ©
German Soldier s Cemetery
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village

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