18 days in Lapland Itinerary

18 days in Lapland Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
2
Posio
— 3 nights
3
Pyhatunturi
— 3 nights
4
Akaslompolo
— 3 nights
5
Inari
— 4 nights

2
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
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 Tatuka Reindeerfarm. Escape the urban bustle at Auttikongas and Hiidenkirnut. Step out of Rovaniemi to go to Pello and see Eeron Polku Trail, which is approximately 1h 15 min away. And it doesn't end there: admire the masterpieces at Korundi House of Culture, get your game on at Snowman World Igloo Hotel, examine the collection at Christmas House Santa, and get lost in a book at Rovaniemi City Library.

To see reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Rovaniemi road trip planner.

Taipei, Taiwan to Rovaniemi is an approximately 19-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Taipei Standard Time (CST) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET) is minus 6 hours. Traveling from Taipei in September, things will get much colder in Rovaniemi: highs are around °C and lows about °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) so you can travel to Posio.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Eeron Polku Trail, Tatuka Reindeerfarm
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Auttikongas ©
Auttikongas
Korundi House of Culture ©
Korundi House of Culture
German Soldier s Cemetery ©
German Soldier s Cemetery

3
nights
Posio

Posio ©
Posio is a municipality of Finland. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Korouoma Canyon and Pentik Hill. Spend the 2nd (Tue) exploring nature at Riisitunturi National Park.

For where to stay, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read our Posio sightseeing app.

Drive from Rovaniemi to Posio in 2 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Posio can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. On the 4th (Thu), you're off to Pyhatunturi.

Things to do in Posio

Nature Parks Shopping
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Riisitunturi National Park ©
Riisitunturi National Park
Korouoma Canyon ©
Korouoma Canyon
Pentik Hill ©
Pentik Hill

3
nights
Pyhatunturi

Pyhatunturi ©
Discover out-of-the-way places like Pyha-Luosto National Park and Kopara Reindeer Park. Explore Pyhatunturi's surroundings by going to Salla (Paikanselan Taistelualue, Salla Museum of War & Reconstruction, &more).

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 °C, while at night they dip to °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

Side Trips

Salla, Kopara Reindeer Park
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Pyha-Luosto National Park ©
Pyha-Luosto National Park
Kopara Reindeer Park ©
Kopara Reindeer Park
Salla Ski Resort ©
Salla Ski Resort

3
nights
Akaslompolo

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

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 °C, while at night they dip to °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

Side Trips

Muonio, Kittila, Yllas Ski Resort, Ounaskievari Reindeer Farm
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Seven Fells Up ©
Seven Fells Up
Pakasaivo ©
Pakasaivo
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park ©
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park

4
nights
Inari

Inari ©
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 Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church. 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 56 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: hike along Juutua Nature Trail, tour or see a show at The Sami Cultural Centre Sajos, get a taste of life in the country at Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus, and relax in the rural setting at Inari Reindeer Farm.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read Inari journey planner.

You can drive from Akaslompolo to Inari in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Inari

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Saariselka, Lemmenjoki National Park
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Lemmenjoki National Park ©
Lemmenjoki National Park
Urho Kekkonen National Park ©
Urho Kekkonen National Park
Lake Inari ©
Lake Inari

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