12 days in Lapland Itinerary

12 days in Lapland Itinerary

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12 days in Lapland Itinerary

Start: Bangkok
+2
bus + foot + Fly:  17​h
1
Rovaniemi
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Pyhatunturi
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Salla
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
4
Inari
— 2 nights
+2
shuttle + Fly + bus:  2​h 30​min
5
Levi
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
6
Akaslompolo
— 2 nights
Fly:  18​h 45​min
End: Bangkok

1
day
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Sat): snap pictures at Lumberjack's Candle Bridge, then hit the slopes at Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy, and then try to win big at Feel Vegas - Club Rovaniemi.

To see more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Rovaniemi trip maker app .

Bangkok, Thailand to Rovaniemi is an approximately 17-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also do a combination of bus, flight, and train; or do a combination of bus and flight. You'll gain 5 hours traveling from Bangkok to Rovaniemi due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Bangkok in May, things will get much colder in Rovaniemi: highs are around 12°C and lows about 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can travel to Pyhatunturi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Winter Sports
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Feel Vegas - Club Rovaniemi ©
Feel Vegas - Club Rovaniemi
Lumberjack's Candle Bridge ©
Lumberjack's Candle Bridge

2
nights
Pyhatunturi

Pyhatunturi ©
Start off your visit on the 12th (Sun): identify plant and animal life at Kopara Reindeer Park and then look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Pyha-Luosto National Park.

To see more things to do and more tourist information, go to the Pyhatunturi trip planner.

You can drive from Rovaniemi to Pyhatunturi in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 12°C in May, and nighttime lows around 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to travel to Salla.

Things to do in Pyhatunturi

#Parks, #Nature, #Wildlife

Side Trip

Kopara Reindeer Park
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Kopara Reindeer Park ©
Kopara Reindeer Park
Pyha-Luosto National Park ©
Pyha-Luosto National Park
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1
night
Salla

Salla ©
Salla is a municipality of Finland, located in Lapland. On the 14th (Tue), fly down the slopes at Salla Ski Resort, contemplate the long history of Paikanselan Taistelualue, and then brush up on your military savvy at Salla Museum of War & Reconstruction.

To find maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Salla trip planner .

Traveling by car from Pyhatunturi to Salla takes 2 hours. In May, plan for daily highs up to 11°C, and evening lows to 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to travel to Inari.

Things to do in Salla

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Winter Sports
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Salla Ski Resort ©
Salla Ski Resort

2
nights
Inari

Inari ©
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Wed): take a memorable tour with The Sami Cultural Centre Sajos, experience rural life at Inari Reindeerfarm, and then experience rural life at Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus. Here are some ideas for day two: relax in the rural setting at Tuula's Reindeer, head outdoors with Lake Inari, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church.

For where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, use the Inari planner .

Traveling by car from Salla to Inari takes 4.5 hours. In May, plan for daily highs up to 11°C, and evening lows to 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Inari

#Outdoors, #Tours, #Shopping
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Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus ©
Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus
Lake Inari ©
Lake Inari
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church

2
nights
Levi

Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Fri): stop by Elan Ski Shop & Rental, then get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, and then take a stroll through Ounasjoki - River for activities. On the next day, ski along the peaceful trails at Levi Ski Resort.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Levi vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by combination of shuttle, flight, and bus from Inari to Levi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 11°C in May, and nighttime lows around 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can go by car to Akaslompolo.

Things to do in Levi

#Outdoors, #Tours, #Trails

Side Trip

Nature & Wildlife Tours
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Elan Ski Shop & Rental ©
Elan Ski Shop & Rental
Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort

2
nights
Akaslompolo

Akaslompolo ©
On the 19th (Sun), tour the pleasant surroundings at Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park and then explore the striking landscape at Keimiotunturi Fell. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: head outdoors with Scandinavian Adventures and then get outside with Seven Fells Up.

To find where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Akaslompolo trip maker .

You can drive from Levi to Akaslompolo in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Akaslompolo are 11°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

#Outdoors, #Nature, #Parks

Side Trip

Muonio
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Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park ©
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park
Keimiotunturi Fell ©
Keimiotunturi Fell

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