12 days in Lapland Itinerary

12 days in Lapland Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Salla
— Few hours
2
Luosto
— 1 night
3
Rovaniemi
— 4 nights
4
Akaslompolo
— 2 nights
5
Tankavaara
— 1 night
6
Inari
— 3 nights

few
hours
Salla

Salla ©
Salla is a municipality of Finland, located in Lapland. Start off your visit on the 24th (Wed): contemplate the long history of Paikanselan Taistelualue and then take an in-depth tour of Salla Museum of War & Reconstruction.

To find ratings, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, use the Salla trip maker tool.

Helsinki to Salla is an approximately 5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Helsinki in October: high temperatures in Salla hover around °C and lows are around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Luosto.

Things to do in Salla

Museums Historic Sites
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Salla Museum of War & Reconstruction ©
Salla Museum of War & Reconstruction
Paikanselan Taistelualue ©
Paikanselan Taistelualue

1
night
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 25th (Thu): identify plant and animal life at Kopara Reindeer Park.

For maps, photos, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Luosto visit planner.

You can drive from Salla to Luosto in 2 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Luosto can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Luosto

Wildlife Parks
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Kopara Reindeer Park ©
Kopara Reindeer Park

4
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Feel Vegas - Club Rovaniemi and German Soldier s Cemetery. Get some cultural insight at Santa's House of Snowmobiles and Korundi House of Culture. Get out of town with these interesting Rovaniemi side-trips: Kemi Church (in Kemi) and Tornio Golf (in Tornio). There's much more to do: get engrossed in the history at Rovaniemi Local History Museum, look for gifts at Your Piece Of Finland, see Santa Claus Office, and examine the collection at Christmas House Santa.

To see more things to do, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi travel itinerary planner.

You can drive from Luosto to Rovaniemi in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Akaslompolo.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trips

Kemi Church, Tornio Golf
Find places to stay Oct 25 — 29:
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Arktikum ©
Arktikum
Santa's House of Snowmobiles ©
Santa's House of Snowmobiles
Rovaniemi Local History Museum ©
Rovaniemi Local History Museum

2
nights
Akaslompolo

Akaslompolo ©
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Tue): wander the streets of Ounasjoki - River for activities, thensurround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, and then have some family-friendly fun at G2 ICEKARTING. Here are some ideas for day two: get outside with Seven Fells Up.

For photos, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Akaslompolo travel route planning site.

Drive from Rovaniemi to Akaslompolo in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October in Akaslompolo, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Wed) early enough to travel to Tankavaara.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Levi, Nature & Wildlife Tours
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Highlights from your plan
Seven Fells Up ©
Seven Fells Up
Nature & Wildlife Tours
G2 ICEKARTING ©
G2 ICEKARTING

1
night
Tankavaara

Tankavaara ©
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Thu): hike along Ruijanpolku Trail and then see the interesting displays at Gold Prospector Museum.

To find other places to visit, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read Tankavaara trip planner.

You can drive from Akaslompolo to Tankavaara in 3 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Tankavaara can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Inari.

Things to do in Tankavaara

Trails Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Ruijanpolku Trail
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Gold Prospector Museum ©
Gold Prospector Museum

3
nights
Inari

Inari ©
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church and Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Saint Tryphon Pechenga Orthodox Church and Tuula's Reindeer. The adventure continues: relax in the rural setting at Inari Reindeer Farm, pause for some serene contemplation at Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel, get great views at Otsamo Fell, and wander the wide-open spaces of Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus.

For more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read Inari online journey planner.

Drive from Tankavaara to Inari in 1.5 hours. In November, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Inari

Outdoors Museums Historic Sites
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Highlights from your plan
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center
Inari Reindeer Farm ©
Inari Reindeer Farm

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