12 days in Lapland Itinerary

12 days in Lapland Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Pyhatunturi
— 1 night
2
Inari
— 4 nights
3
Akaslompolo
— 1 night
4
Rovaniemi
— 3 nights

1
night
Pyhatunturi

Pyhatunturi ©
Start off your visit on the 20th (Fri): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Pyha-Luosto National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: identify plant and animal life at Kopara Reindeer Park.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, use the Pyhatunturi trip planning website.

Johannesburg, South Africa to Pyhatunturi is an approximately 26-hour combination of flight and car. When traveling from Johannesburg in September, plan for much colder days in Pyhatunturi, with highs around °C, while nights are slightly colder with lows around °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can travel to Inari.

Things to do in Pyhatunturi

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Kopara Reindeer Park
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Pyha-Luosto National Park ©
Pyha-Luosto National Park
Kopara Reindeer Park ©
Kopara Reindeer Park

4
nights
Inari

Inari ©
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. Step off the beaten path and head to Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church and Saint Tryphon Pechenga Orthodox Church. Visiting Urho Kekkonen National Park and Nature & Wildlife Tours will get you outdoors. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Inari: Gold Prospector Museum (in Tankavaara) and Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort (in Saariselka). There's more to do: examine the collection at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center and head outdoors with Lake Inari.

Start your trip to Inari by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

Getting from Pyhatunturi to Inari by car takes about 3.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around °C in September, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can go by car to Akaslompolo.

Things to do in Inari

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports

Side Trips

Saariselka, Gold Prospector Museum
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Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Gold Prospector Museum ©
Gold Prospector Museum

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night
Akaslompolo

Akaslompolo ©
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Thu): look for gifts at Akaslompolo Sportshop and then head outdoors with Seven Fells Up.

To see reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Akaslompolo driving holiday planner.

Getting from Inari to Akaslompolo by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Akaslompolo are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Outdoors Shopping
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Seven Fells Up ©
Seven Fells Up
Akaslompolo Sportshop ©
Akaslompolo Sportshop

3
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Get outdoors at Auttikongas and Feelapland. Santa's House of Snowmobiles and Rovaniemi Local History Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's lots more to do: explore the different monuments and memorials at German Soldier s Cemetery, don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village, take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, and look for gifts at Your Piece Of Finland.

For reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, use the Rovaniemi trip planner.

You can drive from Akaslompolo to Rovaniemi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums Tours Wildlife
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Arktikum ©
Arktikum
Auttikongas ©
Auttikongas
Santa's House of Snowmobiles ©
Santa's House of Snowmobiles

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