15 days in Lapland Itinerary

15 days in Lapland Itinerary

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15 days in Lapland Itinerary

Start: London
Fly + Drive:  11​h
1
Pyhatunturi
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Salla
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Saariselka
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
4
Akaslompolo
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Rovaniemi
— 5 nights
Fly:  6​h 45​min
End: London

2
nights
Pyhatunturi

Pyhatunturi ©
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Mon): admire all the interesting features of Amethyst Mine Lapland and then fly down the slopes at Pyhatunturi.

For photos, maps, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Pyhatunturi planner .

London, UK to Pyhatunturi is an approximately 11-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Eastern European Time, which is usually a 2 hour difference. Traveling from London in October, expect Pyhatunturi to be cooler, temps between 3°C and -2°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to travel to Salla.

Things to do in Pyhatunturi

Outdoors Winter Sports Parks

Side Trips

Amethyst Mine Lapland, Pyhatunturi
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Pyhatunturi ©
Pyhatunturi
Amethyst Mine Lapland ©
Amethyst Mine Lapland

1
night
Salla

Salla ©
Salla is a municipality of Finland, located in Lapland. On the 16th (Tue), learn about all things military at Salla Museum of War & Reconstruction and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Salla Ski Resort.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Salla trip site .

Traveling by car from Pyhatunturi to Salla takes 2 hours. In October in Salla, expect temperatures between 3°C during the day and -1°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can travel to Saariselka.

Things to do in Salla

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

2
nights
Saariselka

Saariselka ©
On the 17th (Wed), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint Tryphon Pechenga Orthodox Church and then pause for some serene contemplation at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at Gold Prospector Museum and then head outdoors with Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus.

For photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Saariselka trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Salla to Saariselka takes 4 hours. Expect a daytime high around 3°C in October, and nighttime lows around -2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Akaslompolo.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors Museums Winter Sports

Side Trips

Inari, Gold Prospector Museum
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Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church
Gold Prospector Museum ©
Gold Prospector Museum
Urho Kekkonen National Park ©
Urho Kekkonen National Park

4
nights
Akaslompolo

Akaslompolo ©
Explore hidden gems such as Safaris and Ounaskievari Reindeer Farm. Get in touch with nature at Seven Fells Up and Konijanka Petting Zoo. Venture out of the city with trips to Kittila (The Sarestoniemi Museum & Giewont Husky Adventures).

To find more things to do, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Akaslompolo road trip planning app .

Traveling by car from Saariselka to Akaslompolo takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Akaslompolo are 3°C, while nighttime lows are -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Outdoors Shopping Wildlife

Side Trips

Kittila, Ounaskievari Reindeer Farm
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Scandinavian Adventures ©
Scandinavian Adventures
Sarestoniemi Museum ©
Sarestoniemi Museum
Safaris

5
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Rovaniemi Church and Christmas House Santa are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy and German Soldier s Cemetery. Next up on the itinerary: get curious at Pilke Science Centre, pause for some serene contemplation at Rovaniemen ortodoksinen kirkko, take an exotic tour of a safari tour, and examine the collection at Santa's House of Snowmobiles.

For other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Rovaniemi trip itinerary app .

Drive from Akaslompolo to Rovaniemi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. October in Rovaniemi sees daily highs of 3°C and lows of -1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums Parks Outdoors
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Santa's House of Snowmobiles ©
Santa's House of Snowmobiles
Safaris
Rovaniemi Local History Museum ©
Rovaniemi Local History Museum

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