14 days in Lapland Itinerary

14 days in Lapland Itinerary

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14 days in Lapland Itinerary

Start: Columbus
Fly + Drive:  20​h
1
Pyhatunturi
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
2
Inari
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h
3
Akaslompolo
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Rovaniemi
— 5 nights
Fly:  18​h 30​min
End: Columbus

2
nights
Pyhatunturi

Pyhatunturi ©
Get some historical perspective at Church of Sodankyla and Joutsijarven Bunkkerit. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Pyha-Luosto National Park and Luosto. When in Pyhatunturi, make a side trip to see Museum - Gallery Alariesto in Sodankyla, approximately 50 minutes away.

For ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Pyhatunturi tour itinerary planner.

Columbus, USA to Pyhatunturi is an approximately 20-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Eastern European Time is 7 hours. Traveling from Columbus in September, expect nights in Pyhatunturi to be slightly colder, around 41°F, while days are colder, around 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Inari.

Things to do in Pyhatunturi

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Sodankyla, Luosto Adventures, Pyhatunturi, Joutsijarven Bunkkerit
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Pyha-Luosto National Park ©
Pyha-Luosto National Park
Pyhatunturi ©
Pyhatunturi
Church of Sodankyla ©
Church of Sodankyla

3
nights
Inari

Inari ©
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church and Lemmenjoki National Park. Venture out of the city with trips to Action Park (in Saariselka) and Gold Prospector Museum (in Tankavaara). The adventure continues: wander the wide-open spaces of Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus, relax in the rural setting at Inari Reindeer Farm, and pause for some serene contemplation at Saint Tryphon Pechenga Orthodox Church.

For where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read Inari route maker app .

Getting from Pyhatunturi to Inari by car takes about 3.5 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Inari can reach 52°F, while at night they dip to 39°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Akaslompolo.

Things to do in Inari

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Lemmenjoki National Park, Gold Prospector Museum
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Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church
Lemmenjoki National Park ©
Lemmenjoki National Park
Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus ©
Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus

2
nights
Akaslompolo

Akaslompolo ©
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sun): explore the activities along Pakasaivo, then look for gifts at Jemes Sport, and then head outdoors with Scandinavian Adventures. Here are some ideas for day two: make a trip to Giewont Husky Adventures, then take an in-depth tour of Samiland, and then glide through natural beauty at Torassieppi Reindeer Farm & Cottages.

To find photos, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read Akaslompolo online tour planner .

Drive from Inari to Akaslompolo in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 53°F in September, and nighttime lows around 40°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Outdoors Museums Winter Sports

Side Trips

Muonio, Samiland, Jemes Sport, Giewont Husky Adventures
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Scandinavian Adventures ©
Scandinavian Adventures
Torassieppi Reindeer Farm & Cottages ©
Jemes Sport ©
Jemes Sport

5
nights
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Korouoma Canyon and Fishing Charters & Tours. German Soldier s Cemetery and Rovaniemi Church will appeal to history buffs. There's much more to do: identify plant and animal life at Poro Farmi, look for gifts at LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier, explore the fascinating underground world of Syvasenvaara Fell, and take in the dramatic scenery at Auttikongas.

To see where to stay, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi trip builder tool .

You can drive from Akaslompolo to Rovaniemi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Rovaniemi are 53°F, while nighttime lows are 42°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Korouoma Canyon
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Fishing Charters & Tours
Korouoma Canyon ©
Korouoma Canyon
Auttikongas ©
Auttikongas

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