14 days in Lapland Itinerary

14 days in Lapland Itinerary

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Route & dates

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 ©
Step out of the city life by going to Pyha-Luosto National Park and Luosto. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Luosto Adventures and Church of Sodankyla. Get out of town with these interesting Pyhatunturi side-trips: Museum - Gallery Alariesto (in Sodankyla) and Joutsijarven Bunkkerit (in Kemijarvi).

For where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, use the Pyhatunturi trip planning tool.

Columbus, USA to Pyhatunturi is an approximately 19.5-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time, which is usually a 7 hour difference. When traveling from Columbus in September, plan for cooler days and a bit cooler nights in Pyhatunturi: temperatures range from 54°F by day to 41°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) to allow enough 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 Gold Prospector Museum. There's still lots to do: explore the striking landscape of Lemmenjoki National Park, wander the wide-open spaces of Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus, take in the spiritual surroundings of Saint Tryphon Pechenga Orthodox Church, and relax in the rural setting at Tuula's Reindeer.

To find out how to plan a trip to Inari, use our trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Pyhatunturi to Inari in 3.5 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 52°F, and evening lows to 39°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to go by car 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
Gold Prospector Museum ©
Gold Prospector Museum

2
nights
Akaslompolo

Akaslompolo ©
Start off your visit on the 20th (Sun): explore the activities along Pakasaivo and then look for gifts at Jemes Sport. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Mon): make a trip to Giewont Husky Adventures, take an in-depth tour of Samiland, and then glide through natural beauty at Torassieppi Reindeer Farm & Cottages.

Ask Inspirock to suggest an itinerary and make planning a trip to Akaslompolo fast, fun, and easy.

Getting from Inari to Akaslompolo by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a bus. In September in Akaslompolo, expect temperatures between 53°F during the day and 40°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Outdoors Museums Nature

Side Trips

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

5
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Visit German Soldier s Cemetery and Rovaniemen ortodoksinen kirkko for their historical value. Escape the urban bustle at Korouoma Canyon and Arctic Emotions Oy. Next up on the itinerary: explore the fascinating underground world of Syvasenvaara Fell, take in the dramatic natural features at Hiidenkirnut, look for all kinds of wild species at Napapiirin Porofarmi, and let little ones run wild at Angry Birds Park.

To see other places to visit, photos, maps, and tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi road trip planning website.

You can drive from Akaslompolo to Rovaniemi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 53°F in September, and nighttime lows around 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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Korouoma Canyon ©
Korouoma Canyon
Fishing Charters & Tours
Arctic Emotions Oy ©
Arctic Emotions Oy

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