16 days in Lapland Itinerary

16 days in Lapland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Lapland travel planner

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Fly to Rovaniemi Airport, Drive to Luosto
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Luosto
— 1 night
Drive
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Saariselka
— 4 nights
Drive
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Akaslompolo
— 3 nights
Drive
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Posio
— 2 nights
Drive
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Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
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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.
On the 4th (Sat), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Pyha-Luosto National Park. Keep things going the next day: stroll through Kopara Reindeer Park and then discover the riches below the earth's surface at Amethyst Mine Lapland.

To see photos, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Luosto trip planner.

Singapore, Singapore to Luosto is an approximately 20.5-hour combination of flight and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 6 hours traveling from Singapore to Luosto. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from Singapore in August: high temperatures in Luosto hover around 20°C and lows are around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to drive to Saariselka.

Things to do in Luosto

Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trip

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Saariselka

— 4 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.
Get in touch with nature at Urho Kekkonen National Park and Ruijanpolku Trail. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Lake Inari and Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Saariselka: Inari (The Sami Cultural Centre Sajos & Inari Reindeer Farm). There's more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel and hit the slopes at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort.

To see other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Saariselka road trip planning site.

Drive from Luosto to Saariselka in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. August in Saariselka sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 9°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can go by car to Akaslompolo.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports · Trails

Side Trip

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Akaslompolo

— 3 nights
Step off the beaten path and head to Pakasaivo and Akaslompolo Sportshop. Step out of the city life by going to Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park and Seven Fells Up. Explore Akaslompolo's surroundings by going to Ounaskievari Reindeer Farm (in Kongas), Nature & Wildlife Tours (in Kittila) and Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm (in Sirkka).

For traveler tips, maps, ratings, and tourist information, use the Akaslompolo travel route planner.

You can drive from Saariselka to Akaslompolo in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Akaslompolo are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to travel to Posio.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips

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Posio

— 2 nights
Posio is a municipality of Finland. On the 13th (Mon), explore the striking landscape of Riisitunturi National Park. On the 14th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get a taste of the local shopping with Pentik Hill and then explore the striking landscape at Korouoma Canyon.

To find other places to visit, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read Posio online trip maker.

Traveling by car from Akaslompolo to Posio takes 4 hours. In August in Posio, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 10°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Posio

Parks · Nature · Shopping · Museums
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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.
Visiting Auttikongas and Syvasenvaara Fell will get you outdoors. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Hiidenkirnut and Eeron Polku Trail. There's much more to do: get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, see Santa Claus Office, and make a trip to Santa Claus Village.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi trip planner.

Drive from Posio to Rovaniemi in 2 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Rovaniemi can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks · Nature · Museums · Trails

Side Trip

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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.