15 days in Lapland Itinerary

15 days in Lapland Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Calgary
Fly + Drive:  22 h 15 min
1
Akaslompolo
— 1 night
Bus:  1 h 15 min
2
Levi
— 2 nights
Fly + Bus:  3 h
3
Saariselka
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
4
Salla
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 30 min
5
Pyhatunturi
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
6
Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
Fly:  23 h
End: Calgary

1
night
Akaslompolo

Akaslompolo ©
To see more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Akaslompolo trip planner.

Calgary, Canada to Akaslompolo is an approximately 22.5- hour combination of flight and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 9 hours traveling from Calgary to Akaslompolo. In October, Akaslompolo is little chillier than Calgary - with highs of 3°C and lows of -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) to allow enough time to take a bus to Levi.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trip

Yllas Ski Resort
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Yllas Ski Resort ©
Yllas Ski Resort

2
nights
Levi

Levi ©
Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Thu): stop by Elan Ski Shop & Rental and then get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. On the next day, wander the streets of Ounasjoki - River for activities, then visit Inghams Mini Husky Experience, and then experience rural life at Ounaskievari Reindeer Farm.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Levi trip simple and quick.

You can take a bus from Akaslompolo to Levi in an hour. Another option is to drive. In October in Levi, expect temperatures between 3°C during the day and -3°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can travel to Saariselka.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Nature & Wildlife Tours, Ounaskievari Reindeer Farm
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Elan Ski Shop & Rental ©
Elan Ski Shop & Rental
Nature & Wildlife Tours

3
nights
Saariselka

Saariselka ©
Outdoor pursuits--ranging from cross-country skiing and snowmobiling to reindeer safaris and chasing Northern Lights--draw the largest number of tourists to Saariselka.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Saariselka Bowling and Lake Inari. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Saariselka: Inari (Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church, Inari Reindeer Farm, &more). It doesn't end there: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Urho Kekkonen National Park and see the interesting displays at Gold Prospector Museum.

To find maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Saariselka trip itinerary builder tool.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Levi to Saariselka takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October in Saariselka, expect temperatures between 3°C during the day and -2°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Salla.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors Nightlife Parks

Side Trips

Inari, Gold Prospector Museum
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Urho Kekkonen National Park ©
Urho Kekkonen National Park
Saariselka Bowling ©
Saariselka Bowling
Lake Inari ©
Lake Inari

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night
Salla

Salla ©
Salla is a municipality of Finland, located in Lapland. Start off your visit on the 23rd (Tue): hit the slopes at Salla Ski Resort and then take an in-depth tour of Salla Museum of War & Reconstruction.

For traveler tips, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read Salla trip maker website.

Traveling by car from Saariselka to Salla takes 4 hours. In October, daytime highs in Salla are 3°C, while nighttime lows are -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Pyhatunturi.

Things to do in Salla

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

2
nights
Pyhatunturi

Pyhatunturi ©
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Wed): identify plant and animal life at Kopara Reindeer Park. On your second day here, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Pyha-Luosto National Park.

For more things to do, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Pyhatunturi itinerary builder site.

Traveling by car from Salla to Pyhatunturi takes 2 hours. In October in Pyhatunturi, expect temperatures between 3°C during the day and -2°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Pyhatunturi

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Kopara Reindeer Park
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Pyha-Luosto National Park ©
Pyha-Luosto National Park
Kopara Reindeer Park ©
Kopara Reindeer Park

3
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Take a break from the city and head to Auttikongas and Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy. Explore hidden gems such as Syvasenvaara Fell and Feel Vegas - Club Rovaniemi. There's still lots to do: stroll the grounds of German Soldier s Cemetery, look for gifts at Your Piece Of Finland, and get lost in a book at Rovaniemi City Library.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi road trip tool.

You can drive from Pyhatunturi to Rovaniemi in 2 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to 3°C, and evening lows to -1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports
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Auttikongas ©
Auttikongas
Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy ©
Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy
Feel Vegas - Club Rovaniemi ©
Feel Vegas - Club Rovaniemi

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