15 days in Lapland Itinerary

15 days in Lapland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Lapland holiday planner

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Make it your trip
Fly to Ivalo Airport, Drive to Inari
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Inari
— 3 nights
Drive
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Levi
— 3 nights
Drive
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Akaslompolo
— 2 nights
Drive
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Luosto
— 1 night
Drive
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Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
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Inari

— 3 nights
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 The Sami Cultural Centre Sajos. Explore Inari's surroundings by going to Gold Prospector Museum (in Tankavaara), Nature & Wildlife Tours (in Ivalo) and Saariselka (Urho Kekkonen National Park & Angry Birds Activity Park). There's much more to do: relax in the rural setting at Inari Reindeer Farm, trek along Juutua Nature Trail, and get outside with Lake Inari.

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Baden-Baden, Germany to Inari is an approximately 20.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Baden-Baden in September, with highs in Inari at 13°C and lows at 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) to allow time to drive to Levi.

Things to do in Inari

Outdoors · Theme Parks · Wildlife · Trails

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 29 — Oct 3:

Levi

— 3 nights
Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Sarestoniemi Museum and Museum of Fine Arts Einari Junttila. Change things up with a short trip to Nature & Wildlife Tours in Kittila (about 50 minutes away). And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Giewont Husky Adventures, relax in the rural setting at Ounaskievari Reindeer Farm, explore and take pictures at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm, and get engrossed in the history at Samiland.

To see ratings, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Levi trip planning website.

You can drive from Inari to Levi in 4 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 3°C, and evening lows to -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Akaslompolo.

Things to do in Levi

Museums · Theme Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 3 — 6:

Akaslompolo

— 2 nights
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sun): get outside with Seven Fells Up.

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You can drive from Levi to Akaslompolo in an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and shuttle. Expect a daytime high around 3°C in October, and nighttime lows around -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Luosto.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Outdoors
Find places to stay Oct 6 — 8:
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Luosto

— 1 night
Nestled among vast forests and fells, Luosto represents a small idyllic resort village set on the edge of Pyha-Luosto National Park.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Mon): tour the pleasant surroundings at Kopara Reindeer Park. On the 9th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Pyha-Luosto National Park.

For where to stay, photos, reviews, and tourist information, use the Luosto day trip planning app.

You can drive from Akaslompolo to Luosto in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of shuttle and bus; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 3°C in October, and nighttime lows around -2°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Luosto

Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 8 — 9:

Rovaniemi

— 3 nights

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

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 Syvasenvaara Fell and Santa's House of Snowmobiles. Change things up with a short trip to Tatuka Reindeerfarm in Ylitornio (about 38 minutes away). There's much more to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Auttikongas, get your bearings at Rovaniemi City Library, look for gifts at Marttiini Store Old Factory, and explore the world behind art at Korundi House of Culture.

For photos, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Rovaniemi travel route tool.

Getting from Luosto to Rovaniemi by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Rovaniemi can reach 3°C, while at night they dip to -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Nature · Parks · Museums · Fun & Games

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 9 — 12:

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.