16 days in Lapland Itinerary

16 days in Lapland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Lapland tour planner

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Make it your trip
Fly
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Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
Drive
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Pyhatunturi
— 2 nights
Drive
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Inari
— 4 nights
Fly
4
Levi
— 3 nights
Drive
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Akaslompolo
— 2 nights
Drive to Kittilä Airport, Fly to Frankfurt am Main Airport

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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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Korouoma Canyon and Syvasenvaara Fell. Take a break from the city and head to Auttikongas and Safaris. There's still lots to do: stroll the grounds of German Soldier s Cemetery, look for gifts at LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier, examine the collection at Santa's House of Snowmobiles, and get engrossed in the history at Arktikum.

To find maps, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Rovaniemi trip itinerary planner.

Frankfurt, Germany to Rovaniemi is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Frankfurt to Rovaniemi. Traveling from Frankfurt in September, expect Rovaniemi to be slightly colder, temps between 13°C and 6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can go by car to Pyhatunturi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks · Nature · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 23 — 26:

Pyhatunturi

— 2 nights
On the 27th (Fri), identify plant and animal life at Kopara Reindeer Park and then discover the riches below the earth's surface at Amethyst Mine Lapland. On the next day, explore the striking landscape of Pyha-Luosto National Park.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Pyhatunturi road trip tool.

You can drive from Rovaniemi to Pyhatunturi in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 14°C in September, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can travel to Inari.

Things to do in Pyhatunturi

Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 26 — 28:

Inari

— 4 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 Lemmenjoki National Park and Lake Inari. Step out of the city life by going to Urho Kekkonen National Park and Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort. Next up on the itinerary: pause for some serene contemplation at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church, relax in the rural setting at Inari Reindeer Farm, and get a taste of life in the country at Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus.

For reviews, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Inari travel itinerary planner.

Drive from Pyhatunturi to Inari in 3.5 hours. In September in Inari, expect temperatures between 13°C during the day and 4°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Inari

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Winter Sports

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 28 — Oct 2:

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.
Get outdoors at Levi Ski Resort and Elan Ski Shop & Rental. Step off the beaten path and head to Keimiotunturi Fell and Nature & Wildlife Tours. The adventure continues: take a stroll through Ounasjoki - River for activities, relax in the rural setting at Ounaskievari Reindeer Farm, look for all kinds of wild species at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm, and don't miss a visit to Giewont Husky Adventures.

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

You can fly from Inari to Levi in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. October in Levi sees daily highs of 3°C and lows of -3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to drive to Akaslompolo.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Trails

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 2 — 5:

Akaslompolo

— 2 nights
Start off your visit on the 6th (Sun): head outdoors with Seven Fells Up. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the activities along Pakasaivo and then ski along the peaceful trails at Torassieppi Reindeer Farm & Cottages.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Akaslompolo online trip maker.

Getting from Levi to Akaslompolo by car takes about an hour. Other options: 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 7th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Outdoors · Tours · Winter Sports · Wildlife

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 5 — 7:

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.