13 days in Lapland Itinerary

13 days in Lapland Itinerary

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13 days in Lapland Itinerary

Start: Seattle
Fly:  19​h 15​min
1
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Akaslompolo
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Levi
— 2 nights
+2
bus + Fly + bus:  3​h
4
Saariselka
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
5
Pyhatunturi
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
6
Posio
— 1 night
Fly:  19​h
End: Seattle

2
nights
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 18th (Thu), take an in-depth tour of Arktikum and then make a trip to Lordi's Square. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Fri): engage your brain at Pilke Science Centre, then look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, then don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Office, and finally find something for the whole family at Santa Claus Village.

For ratings, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read our Rovaniemi trip planner .

Seattle, USA to Rovaniemi is an approximately 19.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Seattle to Rovaniemi is 10 hours. Traveling from Seattle in October, expect Rovaniemi to be colder, temps between 37°F and 30°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can drive to Akaslompolo.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

#Theme Parks, #Museums, #Wildlife
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Safaris
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Arktikum ©
Arktikum

2
nights
Akaslompolo

Akaslompolo ©
Start off your visit on the 21st (Sun): glide through natural beauty at Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park and then explore the striking landscape at Keimiotunturi Fell. On the next day, take an exotic tour of a safari tour and then head outdoors with Seven Fells Up.

To find ratings, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Akaslompolo trip maker site .

Getting from Rovaniemi to Akaslompolo by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 37°F, and evening lows to 27°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Levi.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Nature

Side Trip

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

2
nights
Levi

Levi ©
Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Tue): ski along the peaceful trails at Levi Ski Resort. Here are some ideas for day two: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour and then admire all the interesting features of Ice Karting Levi.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Levi driving holiday planner.

Getting from Akaslompolo to Levi by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Levi can reach 37°F, while at night they dip to 27°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Saariselka.

Things to do in Levi

#Outdoors, #Tours, #Trails
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Ice Karting Levi ©
Ice Karting Levi

3
nights
Saariselka

Saariselka ©
On the 25th (Thu), get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel, and then explore the striking landscape of Urho Kekkonen National Park. On the 26th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get all the equipment you need at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort.

To see photos, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Saariselka online trip planner .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Levi to Saariselka in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Saariselka can reach 37°F, while at night they dip to 28°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to travel to Pyhatunturi.

Things to do in Saariselka

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Winter Sports

Side Trip

Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel
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Urho Kekkonen National Park ©
Urho Kekkonen National Park
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort ©
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort

1
night
Pyhatunturi

Pyhatunturi ©
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Sat): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Pyha-Luosto National Park.

For other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read Pyhatunturi tour planner .

Drive from Saariselka to Pyhatunturi in 2.5 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Pyhatunturi can reach 37°F, while at night they dip to 28°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) early enough to travel to Posio.

Things to do in Pyhatunturi

#Parks, #Nature
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Pyha-Luosto National Park ©
Pyha-Luosto National Park

1
night
Posio

Posio ©
Posio is a municipality of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sun): explore the striking landscape of Riisitunturi National Park.

For maps, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Posio online vacation planner .

You can drive from Pyhatunturi to Posio in 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 37°F in October, and nighttime lows around 29°F. On the 29th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Posio

#Parks, #Nature, #Museums
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Riisitunturi National Park ©
Riisitunturi National Park
Pentik Hill ©
Pentik Hill

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