15 days in Lapland Itinerary

15 days in Lapland Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Copenhagen
Fly + Drive:  8 h 15 min
1
Akaslompolo
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h
2
Inari
— 4 nights
Bus:  5 h 45 min
3
Enontekio
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h 45 min
4
Pyhatunturi
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
5
Syote
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 15 min
6
Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
Fly:  6 h 45 min
End: Copenhagen

2
nights
Akaslompolo

Akaslompolo ©
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sun): take in the dramatic natural features at Keimiotunturi Fell and then explore the striking landscape of Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: relax in the rural setting at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm and then make a trip to Lapland Hotels SnowVillage.

To see maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Akaslompolo trip planner.

Copenhagen, Denmark to Akaslompolo is an approximately 9.5- hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Traveling from Copenhagen to Akaslompolo, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Copenhagen in July, expect nights in Akaslompolo to be about the same, around 11°C, while days are little chillier, around 22°C. On the 16th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Inari.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Muonio, Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm, Lapland Hotels SnowVillage
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Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park ©
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park
Lapland Hotels SnowVillage ©
Lapland Hotels SnowVillage

4
nights
Inari

Inari ©
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. Take a break from the city and head to Urho Kekkonen National Park and Lemmenjoki National Park. There's much more to do: examine the collection at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center, hike along Juutua Nature Trail, get a taste of life in the country at Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus, and get outside with Lake Inari.

For traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Inari journey planner.

You can drive from Akaslompolo to Inari in 4 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in July, and nighttime lows around 11°C. On the 20th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can take a bus to Enontekio.

Things to do in Inari

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Lemmenjoki National Park, Urho Kekkonen National Park
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Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center
Urho Kekkonen National Park ©
Urho Kekkonen National Park
Lake Inari ©
Lake Inari

2
nights
Enontekio

Enontekio ©
Start off your visit on the 21st (Sat): don't miss a visit to Pyhakero and then steep yourself in history at Jarama WWII Fortification Camp.

For more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Enontekio trip itinerary maker tool.

Take a bus from Inari to Enontekio in 11.5 hours. July in Enontekio sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 10°C at night. On the 22nd (Sun), you're off to Pyhatunturi.

Things to do in Enontekio

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Jarama WWII Fortification Camp
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Pyhakero ©
Pyhakero

2
nights
Pyhatunturi

Pyhatunturi ©
On the 23rd (Mon), explore the striking landscape of Pyha-Luosto National Park. On the 24th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: identify plant and animal life at Kopara Reindeer Park and then discover the riches below the earth's surface at Amethyst Mine Lapland.

To find ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Pyhatunturi route website.

Explore your travel options from Enontekio to Pyhatunturi with the Route module. In July, daytime highs in Pyhatunturi are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can travel to Syote.

Things to do in Pyhatunturi

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Luosto
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Pyha-Luosto National Park ©
Pyha-Luosto National Park
Kopara Reindeer Park ©
Kopara Reindeer Park
Amethyst Mine Lapland ©
Amethyst Mine Lapland

1
night
Syote

Syote
To see traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read our Syote day trip site.

Traveling by car from Pyhatunturi to Syote takes 3.5 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Syote can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. You will leave for Rovaniemi on the 25th (Wed).

Things to do in Syote

Outdoors Winter Sports Parks
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3
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Escape the urban bustle at Safaris and Auttikongas. Kids will appreciate attractions like SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus and Snowman World Igloo Hotel. There's lots more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Rovaniemi Church, make a trip to Lordi's Square, see Santa Claus Office, and catch a live event at Lappi Areena.

To see photos, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Rovaniemi online vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Syote to Rovaniemi takes 3 hours. In July in Rovaniemi, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks Wildlife Fun & Games
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Rovaniemi Church ©
Rovaniemi Church
Safaris
SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus ©
SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus

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