14 days in Lapland Itinerary

14 days in Lapland Itinerary

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Fly
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Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Drive
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Akaslompolo
— 2 nights
Drive
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Inari
— 4 nights
Drive
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Salla
— 1 night
Drive
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Pyhatunturi
— 3 nights
Drive to Rovaniemi Airport, Fly to Barcelona International Airport

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Rovaniemi

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Get in touch with nature at Auttikongas and Eeron Polku Trail. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like German Soldier s Cemetery and Korundi House of Culture. Next up on the itinerary: Head underground at Syvasenvaara Fell, examine the collection at Christmas House Santa, take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, and explore the striking landscape at Hiidenkirnut.

For traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Rovaniemi trip itinerary tool.

Barcelona, Spain to Rovaniemi is an approximately 10-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Barcelona to Rovaniemi is 1 hour. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from Barcelona in August, with highs in Rovaniemi at 20°C and lows at 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Akaslompolo.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks · Nature · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trip

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Akaslompolo

Kick off your visit on the 20th (Mon): explore the activities along Pakasaivo, then look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, and then look for gifts at Akaslompolo Sportshop. Keep things going the next day: head outdoors with Seven Fells Up.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Akaslompolo travel itinerary planner.

You can drive from Rovaniemi to Akaslompolo in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August in Akaslompolo, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 9°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can go by car to Inari.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trips

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Inari

Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church and Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel. Take a break from the city and head to Lemmenjoki National Park and Urho Kekkonen National Park. Go for a jaunt from Inari to Tankavaara to see Gold Prospector Museum about 1h 25 min away. There's much more to do: examine the collection at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center, head outdoors with Lake Inari, get a taste of life in the country at Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus, and relax in the rural setting at Tuula's Reindeer.

To find ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read Inari trip maker tool.

Traveling by car from Akaslompolo to Inari takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. In August in Inari, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 9°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can travel to Salla.

Things to do in Inari

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 21 — 25:

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Salla

Salla is a municipality of Finland, located in Lapland. Start off your visit on the 26th (Sun): stroll through Salla Ski Resort, steep yourself in history at Paikanselan Taistelualue, and then take an in-depth tour of Salla Museum of War & Reconstruction.

For where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, use the Salla day trip planning site.

You can drive from Inari to Salla in 5 hours. In August, daytime highs in Salla are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Pyhatunturi.

Things to do in Salla

Winter Sports · Parks · Outdoors · Museums
Find places to stay Aug 25 — 26:

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Pyhatunturi

Start off your visit on the 27th (Mon): look for all kinds of wild species at Kopara Reindeer Park and then stroll through Pyhatunturi. On your second day here, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Pyha-Luosto National Park.

To find ratings, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Pyhatunturi tour builder website.

Getting from Salla to Pyhatunturi by car takes about 2 hours. August in Pyhatunturi sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 9°C at night. On the 29th (Wed), you're off to home.

Things to do in Pyhatunturi

Parks · Nature · Winter Sports · Outdoors

Side Trips

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Lapland travel guide

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Landmarks · Safaris · Nightlife
The wild expanses of Lapland promise spectacular scenery, adventure, and rich cultural experiences. As the country's northernmost region, it sits well above the Arctic Circle. Despite also being the largest region, in Lapland just 3.4 percent of the Finnish population calls this great stretch of land home, leaving plenty of room for pristine lakes, dense forest, and seven unspoiled national parks. An abundance of well-marked trails await hikers of all levels, while more remote and rugged adventures beckon experienced explorers. Music is of particular importance in these parts, so try to catch a concert or dance performance during your stay.