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 other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Akaslompolo tour itinerary planner.

Calgary, Canada to Akaslompolo is an approximately 22.5- hour combination of flight and car. You'll lose 9 hours traveling from Calgary to Akaslompolo due to the time zone difference. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Calgary in October; daily highs in Akaslompolo reach 3°C and lows reach -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) to allow time to take a bus to Levi.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Parks Winter Sports Outdoors

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. Here are some ideas for day two: wander the streets of Ounasjoki - River for activities, then relax in the rural setting at Ounaskievari Reindeer Farm, and then get engrossed in the history at Samiland.

For traveler tips, reviews, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Levi vacation planner.

Traveling by bus from Akaslompolo to Levi takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. In October, daytime highs in Levi are 3°C, while nighttime lows are -3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to travel to Saariselka.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

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

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Saariselka Bowling and Inari Reindeer Farm. Visiting Urho Kekkonen National Park and Lake Inari will get you outdoors. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Saariselka: Inari (Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church & Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus). There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Gold Prospector Museum.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Saariselka travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Levi to Saariselka takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Saariselka are 3°C, while nighttime lows are -2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can travel to Salla.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors Winter Sports Trails

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. On the 23rd (Tue), hit the slopes at Salla Ski Resort and then get engrossed in the history at Salla Museum of War & Reconstruction.

For other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Salla sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Saariselka to Salla in 4 hours. October in Salla sees daily highs of 3°C and lows of -1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) to allow time to drive to Pyhatunturi.

Things to do in Salla

Winter Sports Outdoors Parks
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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. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Pyha-Luosto National Park.

For more things to do, maps, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Pyhatunturi tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Salla to Pyhatunturi takes 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 3°C in October, and nighttime lows around -2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) to allow 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

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nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Auttikongas and Rovaniemi City Library. Step out of the city life by going to Syvasenvaara Fell and Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy. And it doesn't end there: explore the different monuments and memorials at German Soldier s Cemetery, stop by Your Piece Of Finland, and join in the after-dark buzz at Feel Vegas - Club Rovaniemi.

To find more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Rovaniemi online attractions planner.

You can drive from Pyhatunturi to Rovaniemi in 2 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Rovaniemi can reach 3°C, while at night they dip to -1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

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

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