15 days in Lapland Itinerary

15 days in Lapland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Lapland trip planner

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Drive to London Heathrow Airport, Fly to Rovaniemi Airport, Drive to Pyhatunturi
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Pyhatunturi
— 2 nights
Drive
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Salla
— 1 night
Drive
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Saariselka
— 2 nights
Drive
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Akaslompolo
— 4 nights
Drive
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Rovaniemi
— 5 nights
Fly

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Pyhatunturi

— 2 nights
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Mon): discover the riches below the earth's surface at Amethyst Mine Lapland and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Pyhatunturi.

To find ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Pyhatunturi online trip maker.

London, UK to Pyhatunturi is an approximately 15.5-hour combination of car and flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference when traveling from London to Pyhatunturi is 2 hours. Traveling from London in October, expect Pyhatunturi to be cooler, temps between 3°C and -2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to drive to Salla.

Things to do in Pyhatunturi

Winter Sports · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 14 — 16:

Salla

— 1 night
Salla is a municipality of Finland, located in Lapland. Start off your visit on the 16th (Tue): get engrossed in the history at Salla Museum of War & Reconstruction and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Salla Ski Resort.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Salla trip maker website.

You can drive from Pyhatunturi to Salla in 2 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to 3°C, and evening lows to -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to travel to Saariselka.

Things to do in Salla

Winter Sports · Parks · Outdoors · Museums
Find places to stay Oct 16 — 17:

Saariselka

— 2 nights
Outdoor pursuits--ranging from cross-country skiing and snowmobiling to reindeer safaris and chasing Northern Lights--draw the largest number of tourists to Saariselka.
On the 17th (Wed), contemplate in the serene 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 get a taste of life in the country at Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus.

For ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Saariselka tour itinerary maker tool.

You can drive from Salla to Saariselka in 4 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Saariselka can reach 3°C, while at night they dip to -2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Fri) to allow time for the car ride to Akaslompolo.

Things to do in Saariselka

Historic Sites · Museums · Trails · Winter Sports

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 17 — 19:

Akaslompolo

— 4 nights
Visiting Konijanka Petting Zoo and Safaris will get you outdoors. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Sarestoniemi Museum and Akaslompolo Sportshop. Explore Akaslompolo's surroundings by going to Ounaskievari Reindeer Farm (in Kongas) and Giewont Husky Adventures (in Kittila).

For maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Akaslompolo road trip planning tool.

You can drive from Saariselka to Akaslompolo in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 3°C in October, and nighttime lows around -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 19 — 23:

Rovaniemi

— 5 nights

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Your inner history buff will appreciate German Soldier s Cemetery and Rovaniemen ortodoksinen kirkko. Escape the urban bustle at Syvasenvaara Fell and Safaris. There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Santa's House of Snowmobiles, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Rovaniemi Church, get curious at Pilke Science Centre, and browse the collection at Rovaniemi City Library.

For where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Rovaniemi trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Akaslompolo to Rovaniemi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 3°C in October, and nighttime lows around -1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums · Parks · Outdoors · Theme Parks
Find places to stay Oct 23 — 28:

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.