18 days in Lapland Itinerary

18 days in Lapland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Lapland journey maker

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Make it your trip
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Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Drive
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Posio
— 3 nights
Drive
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Pyhatunturi
— 3 nights
Drive
4
Akaslompolo
— 3 nights
Drive
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Inari
— 4 nights
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Rovaniemi

— 2 nights

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Explore hidden gems such as Syvasenvaara Fell and German Soldier s Cemetery. Escape the urban bustle at Auttikongas and Tatuka Reindeerfarm. Step out of Rovaniemi to go to Pello and see Eeron Polku Trail, which is approximately 1h 15 min away. Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at Korundi House of Culture, have some family-friendly fun at Snowman World Igloo Hotel, examine the collection at Christmas House Santa, and explore the striking landscape at Hiidenkirnut.

For traveler tips, maps, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi day trip website.

Taipei, Taiwan to Rovaniemi is an approximately 19-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Taipei Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time is minus 6 hours. Traveling from Taipei in September, expect Rovaniemi to be cooler, temps between 13°C and 6°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) early enough to travel to Posio.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 29 — Oct 1:

Posio

— 3 nights
Posio is a municipality of Finland. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Korouoma Canyon and Riisitunturi National Park. Go for a jaunt from Posio to Syote to see Syote National Park about 1h 10 min away. The adventure continues: view the masterpieces at Pentik Hill.

To see more things to do, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read Posio visit planning app.

Traveling by car from Rovaniemi to Posio takes 2 hours. In October in Posio, expect temperatures between 3°C during the day and -1°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Pyhatunturi.

Things to do in Posio

Nature · Parks · Museums · Shopping

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 1 — 4:

Pyhatunturi

— 3 nights
Discover out-of-the-way places like Pyha-Luosto National Park and Salla Ski Resort. Explore Pyhatunturi's surroundings by going to Salla (Paikanselan Taistelualue & Salla Museum of War & Reconstruction).

To see maps, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Pyhatunturi trip planner.

Drive from Posio to Pyhatunturi in 2.5 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Pyhatunturi can reach 3°C, while at night they dip to -2°C. On the 7th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Akaslompolo.

Things to do in Pyhatunturi

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Winter Sports

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 4 — 7:

Akaslompolo

— 3 nights
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Pakasaivo and Akaslompolo Sportshop. Get outdoors at Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Explore Akaslompolo's surroundings by going to Giewont Husky Adventures (in Kittila) and Ounaskievari Reindeer Farm (in Kongas).

To find reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Akaslompolo trip itinerary tool.

You can drive from Pyhatunturi to Akaslompolo in 3 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Akaslompolo can reach 3°C, while at night they dip to -3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can go by car to Inari.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Outdoors · Parks · Nature · Winter Sports

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 7 — 10:

Inari

— 4 nights
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Lemmenjoki National Park and Juutua Nature Trail. Take a break from the city and head to Urho Kekkonen National Park and Lake Inari. Step out of Inari with an excursion to Angry Birds Activity Park in Saariselka--about 58 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: pause for some serene contemplation at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church, explore the venue of The Sami Cultural Centre Sajos, relax in the rural setting at Inari Reindeer Farm, and get a taste of life in the country at Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read Inari driving holiday planner.

Drive from Akaslompolo to Inari in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Inari are 3°C, while nighttime lows are -2°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Inari

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Theme Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 10 — 14:

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.