12 days in Lapland Itinerary

12 days in Lapland Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Cranbrook
Fly + Drive:  27 h
1
Akaslompolo
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
2
Saariselka
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
3
Pyhatunturi
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  28 h
End: Cranbrook

2
nights
Akaslompolo

Akaslompolo ©
Take a break from the city and head to Yllas Ski Resort and Elan Ski Shop & Rental. Explore Akaslompolo's surroundings by going to Kittila (Lapland Hotels SnowVillage & Giewont Husky Adventures) and Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park (in Muonio).

To find where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Akaslompolo route planner.

Cranbrook, Canada to Akaslompolo is an approximately 28- hour combination of flight and car. You'll lose 9 hours traveling from Cranbrook to Akaslompolo due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Cranbrook in October, expect Akaslompolo to be slightly colder, temps between 3°C and -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Saariselka.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Kittila, Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park, Yllas Ski Resort, Elan Ski Shop & Rental
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Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park ©
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park
Seven Fells Up ©
Seven Fells Up
Yllas Ski Resort ©
Yllas Ski Resort

3
nights
Saariselka

Saariselka ©
Outdoor pursuits--ranging from cross-country skiing and snowmobiling to reindeer safaris and chasing Northern Lights--draw the largest number of tourists to Saariselka.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Hippupuoti Gift Shop and Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel. Get outdoors at Urho Kekkonen National Park and Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Saariselka: Inari (Lake Inari & Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church). There's more to do: see the interesting displays at Gold Prospector Museum.

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Traveling by car from Akaslompolo to Saariselka takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. In November, daytime highs in Saariselka are -3°C, while nighttime lows are -10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) early enough to travel to Pyhatunturi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors Winter Sports Parks

Side Trips

Inari, Gold Prospector Museum
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Urho Kekkonen National Park ©
Urho Kekkonen National Park
Lake Inari ©
Lake Inari
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort ©
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort

3
nights
Pyhatunturi

Pyhatunturi ©
Escape the urban bustle at Pyha-Luosto National Park and Salla Ski Resort. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Church of Sodankyla and Salla Museum of War & Reconstruction. Step out of Pyhatunturi to go to Sodankyla and see Museum - Gallery Alariesto, which is approximately 50 minutes away.

For more things to do, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Pyhatunturi trip app.

Drive from Saariselka to Pyhatunturi in 2.5 hours. In November, plan for daily highs up to -3°C, and evening lows to -9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Pyhatunturi

Parks Nature Winter Sports

Side Trips

Salla, Sodankyla, Kopara Reindeer Park
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Pyha-Luosto National Park ©
Pyha-Luosto National Park
Salla Ski Resort ©
Salla Ski Resort
Kopara Reindeer Park ©
Kopara Reindeer Park

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