13 days in Lapland Itinerary

13 days in Lapland Itinerary

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13 days in Lapland Itinerary

Start: New Delhi
Fly + Drive:  15​h 30​min
1
Akaslompolo
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
2
Saariselka
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Luosto
— 1 night
Drive:  30​min
4
Pyhatunturi
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Salla
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
6
Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
Fly:  16​h 45​min
End: New Delhi

3
nights
Akaslompolo

Akaslompolo ©
Step off the beaten path and head to Seven Fells Up and Jemes Sport. Step out of the city life by going to Safaris and Pakasaivo. Get out of town with these interesting Akaslompolo side-trips: Levi Ski Resort (in Levi) and Giewont Husky Adventures (in Kittila).

For where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Akaslompolo trip planner.

New Delhi, India to Akaslompolo is an approximately 15.5-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone changes from India Standard Time (IST) to Eastern European Time (EET), which is usually a -3 hour difference. Traveling from New Delhi in April, things will get colder in Akaslompolo: highs are around 3°C and lows about -4°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) early enough to go by car to Saariselka.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trips

Giewont Husky Adventures, Levi Ski Resort, Jemes Sport, Pakasaivo
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Scandinavian Adventures ©
Scandinavian Adventures
Safaris

2
nights
Saariselka

Saariselka ©
On the 3rd (Sun), explore the striking landscape of Urho Kekkonen National Park and then hit the slopes at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Mon): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel, then look for gifts at Hippupuoti Gift Shop, then enjoy some diversion at Action Park, and finally get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

For other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Saariselka driving holiday planner .

You can drive from Akaslompolo to Saariselka in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 11°C, and evening lows to 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Luosto.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors Winter Sports Parks

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
Luosto

Luosto ©
Nestled among vast forests and fells, Luosto represents a small idyllic resort village set on the edge of Pyha-Luosto National Park.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Tue): discover the riches below the earth's surface at Amethyst Mine Lapland, then identify plant and animal life at Kopara Reindeer Park, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Luosto Adventures.

To see where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Luosto day trip planning site .

Traveling by car from Saariselka to Luosto takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Luosto can reach 12°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) early enough to drive to Pyhatunturi.

Things to do in Luosto

Wildlife Parks Outdoors
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Kopara Reindeer Park ©
Kopara Reindeer Park
Amethyst Mine Lapland ©
Amethyst Mine Lapland

2
nights
Pyhatunturi

Pyhatunturi ©
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Wed): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Pyha-Luosto National Park. Here are some ideas for day two: tour the pleasant surroundings at Pyhatunturi and then look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas.

To see reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Pyhatunturi trip tool .

Pyhatunturi is just a short distance from Luosto. Expect a daytime high around 12°C in May, and nighttime lows around 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Salla.

Things to do in Pyhatunturi

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Pyhatunturi
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Pyha-Luosto National Park ©
Pyha-Luosto National Park
Pyhatunturi ©
Pyhatunturi

1
night
Salla

Salla ©
Salla is a municipality of Finland, located in Lapland. Start off your visit on the 8th (Fri): contemplate the long history of Paikanselan Taistelualue, brush up on your military savvy at Salla Museum of War & Reconstruction, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Salla Ski Resort.

For ratings, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Salla planning site .

You can drive from Pyhatunturi to Salla in 2 hours. In May, daily temperatures in Salla can reach 11°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) early enough to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Salla

Outdoors Winter Sports Parks
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Salla Ski Resort ©
Salla Ski Resort
Salla Museum of War & Reconstruction ©

3
nights
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Sat): stop by LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier, then browse the different shops at Arctic Circle Mall, and then get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Here are some ideas for day two: see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour and then hit the slopes at Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy.

To find more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi trip planner .

Drive from Salla to Rovaniemi in 2 hours. In May, daytime highs in Rovaniemi are 12°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Safaris
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy ©
Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy