12 days in Lapland Itinerary

12 days in Lapland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Lapland holiday planner

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Make it your trip
Fly to Rovaniemi Airport, Drive to Pyhatunturi
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Pyhatunturi
— 1 night
Drive
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Salla
— 1 night
Drive
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Saariselka
— 2 nights
Drive
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Akaslompolo
— 3 nights
Drive
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Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
Fly

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Pyhatunturi

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Sat): identify plant and animal life at Kopara Reindeer Park, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Sodankyla, and then view the masterpieces at Museum - Gallery Alariesto. On the next day, explore the striking landscape of Pyha-Luosto National Park.

For reviews, maps, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Pyhatunturi trip planner.

Stuttgart, Germany to Pyhatunturi is an approximately 10.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Stuttgart to Pyhatunturi. When traveling from Stuttgart in November, plan for much colder days in Pyhatunturi, with highs around -3°C, while nights are little chillier with lows around -9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) so you can drive to Salla.

Things to do in Pyhatunturi

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 2 — 3:

Salla

— 1 night
Salla is a municipality of Finland, located in Lapland. Start off your visit on the 4th (Mon): tour the pleasant surroundings at Salla Ski Resort, then get engrossed in the history at Salla Museum of War & Reconstruction, and then steep yourself in history at Paikanselan Taistelualue.

To find reviews, photos, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Salla trip planner.

You can drive from Pyhatunturi to Salla in 2 hours. In November, plan for daily highs up to -1°C, and evening lows to -7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) so you can travel to Saariselka.

Things to do in Salla

Winter Sports · Parks · Outdoors · Museums
Find places to stay Nov 3 — 4:

Saariselka

— 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Tue): examine the collection at Gold Prospector Museum, stroll through Urho Kekkonen National Park, and then stop by Hippupuoti Gift Shop. Here are some ideas for day two: hit the slopes at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort.

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

Drive from Salla to Saariselka in 4 hours. Expect a daytime high around -3°C in November, and nighttime lows around -10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to drive to Akaslompolo.

Things to do in Saariselka

Winter Sports · Parks · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Nov 4 — 6:

Akaslompolo

— 3 nights
Step off the beaten path and head to Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm and G2 ICEKARTING. Get in touch with nature at Yllas Ski Resort and Seven Fells Up. Change things up with a short trip to Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park in Muonio (about 56 minutes away).

To find ratings, maps, photos, and other tourist information, use the Akaslompolo holiday website.

You can drive from Saariselka to Akaslompolo in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. In November, daytime highs in Akaslompolo are -3°C, while nighttime lows are -11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Winter Sports

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 6 — 9:

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.
Step out of the city life by going to Feelapland and Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Syvasenvaara Fell and Your Piece Of Finland. There's lots more to do: make a trip to Santa Claus Village, see Santa Claus Office, get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, and engage your brain at Pilke Science Centre.

For other places to visit, ratings, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi online journey planner.

Drive from Akaslompolo to Rovaniemi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can 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 12th (Tue) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports · Wildlife
Find places to stay Nov 9 — 12:

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.