12 days in Lapland Itinerary

12 days in Lapland Itinerary

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12 days in Lapland Itinerary

Start: Pittsburgh
Fly:  18​h 45​min
1
Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
2
Saariselka
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Akaslompolo
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  20​h 15​min
End: Pittsburgh

3
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Photography Tours and German Soldier s Cemetery. Explore Rovaniemi's surroundings by going to Korouoma Canyon (in Posio), Pyha-Luosto National Park (in Pyhatunturi) and Kopara Reindeer Park (in Luosto). There's more to do: browse the collection at Rovaniemi City Library and make a trip to Marttiinin Wanha Tehdas.

For ratings, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi trip itinerary tool .

Pittsburgh, USA to Rovaniemi is an approximately 19-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Eastern European Time (EET), which is usually a 7 hour difference. Traveling from Pittsburgh in November, you will find days in Rovaniemi are much colder (28°F), and nights are a bit cooler (20°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) to allow time to drive to Saariselka.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Kopara Reindeer Park, Korouoma Canyon, Pyha-Luosto National Park
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Korouoma Canyon ©
Korouoma Canyon
Rovaniemi City Library ©
Rovaniemi City Library
Pyha-Luosto National Park ©
Pyha-Luosto National Park

3
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Saariselka

Saariselka ©
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Urho Kekkonen National Park and Gold Prospector Museum. Get out of town with these interesting Saariselka side-trips: Inari (Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church & Lake Inari).

For other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Saariselka trip planner .

Traveling by car from Rovaniemi to Saariselka takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In March, daily temperatures in Saariselka can reach 29°F, while at night they dip to 13°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Akaslompolo.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors Museums Parks

Side Trips

Inari, Gold Prospector Museum
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Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church
Gold Prospector Museum ©
Gold Prospector Museum
Lake Inari ©
Lake Inari

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Akaslompolo

Akaslompolo ©
On the 25th (Wed), get outside with Scandinavian Adventures, then have some family-friendly fun at G2 ICEKARTING, and then identify plant and animal life at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm. On your second day here, relax in the rural setting at Ounaskievari Reindeer Farm, make a trip to Giewont Husky Adventures, and then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Konijanka Petting Zoo.

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Getting from Saariselka to Akaslompolo by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 26°F in November, and nighttime lows around 15°F. On the 27th (Fri), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Outdoors Parks Fun & Games

Side Trips

Levi, Giewont Husky Adventures, Ounaskievari Reindeer Farm
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Scandinavian Adventures ©
Scandinavian Adventures
G2 ICEKARTING ©
G2 ICEKARTING

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