18 days in Lapland Itinerary

18 days in Lapland Itinerary

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18 days in Lapland Itinerary

Start: Taipei
subway + Fly:  25​h
1
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Posio
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
Pyhatunturi
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
4
Akaslompolo
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h
5
Inari
— 4 nights
Fly:  26​h
End: Taipei

2
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 German Soldier s Cemetery. Get in touch with nature at Syvasenvaara Fell and Hiidenkirnut. Get out of town with these interesting Rovaniemi side-trips: Eeron Polku Trail (in Pello) and Tatuka Palvelut (in Ylitornio). And it doesn't end there: snap pictures at Lumberjack's Candle Bridge, see the interesting displays at Santa's House of Snowmobiles, explore the world behind art at Korundi House of Culture, and don't miss a visit to Marttiinin Wanha Tehdas.

For maps, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read Rovaniemi tour planner .

Taipei, Taiwan to Rovaniemi is an approximately 25-hour flight. The time zone changes from China Standard Time to Eastern European Time, which is usually a -6 hour difference. Traveling from Taipei in September, expect Rovaniemi to be cooler, temps between 13°C and 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) so you can travel to Posio.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Eeron Polku Trail, Tatuka Palvelut
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Auttikongas ©
Auttikongas
Lumberjack's Candle Bridge ©
Lumberjack's Candle Bridge
German Soldier s Cemetery ©
German Soldier s Cemetery

3
nights
Posio

Posio ©
Posio is a municipality of Finland. Discover out-of-the-way places like Riisitunturi National Park and Pentik Hill. Get outdoors at Korouoma Canyon and Syote National Park.

For more things to do, reviews, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Posio holiday planner .

You can drive from Rovaniemi to Posio in 2 hours. In October in Posio, expect temperatures between 3°C during the day and -1°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) so you can travel to Pyhatunturi.

Things to do in Posio

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trip

Syote National Park
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Riisitunturi National Park ©
Riisitunturi National Park
Syote National Park ©
Syote National Park
Pentik Hill ©
Pentik Hill

3
nights
Pyhatunturi

Pyhatunturi ©
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Salla Museum of War & Reconstruction and Salla Ski Resort. Step out of the city life by going to Pyha-Luosto National Park and Safaris. Step out of Pyhatunturi to go to Salla and see Paikanselan Taistelualue, which is approximately 1h 20 min away.

To find maps, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Pyhatunturi tour itinerary maker site .

Drive from Posio to Pyhatunturi in 2.5 hours. In October, daytime highs in Pyhatunturi are 3°C, while nighttime lows are -2°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to travel to Akaslompolo.

Things to do in Pyhatunturi

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

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

3
nights
Akaslompolo

Akaslompolo ©
Discover out-of-the-way places like Nature & Wildlife Tours and Seven Fells Up. Get in touch with nature at Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park and Pakasaivo. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Akaslompolo: Ounaskievari Reindeer Farm (in Kongas) and Giewont Husky Adventures (in Kittila).

To see more things to do, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read our Akaslompolo vacation planner .

Getting from Pyhatunturi to Akaslompolo by car takes about 3 hours. October in Akaslompolo sees daily highs of 3°C and lows of -3°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can go by car to Inari.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports

Side Trips

Muonio, Kittila, Ounaskievari Reindeer Farm, Yllas Ski Resort
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Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park ©
Yllas Ski Resort ©
Yllas Ski Resort
Nature & Wildlife Tours

4
nights
Inari

Inari ©
Get outdoors at Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus and Lake Inari. Discover out-of-the-way places like Urho Kekkonen National Park and Inari Reindeerfarm. Step out of Inari to go to Saariselka and see Angry Birds Activity Park, which is approximately 1h 05 min away. Spend the 13th (Sat) exploring nature at Lemmenjoki National Park.

For reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Inari trip app .

Traveling by car from Akaslompolo to Inari takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 3°C in October, and nighttime lows around -2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Inari

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trips

Saariselka, Lemmenjoki National Park
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Urho Kekkonen National Park ©
Urho Kekkonen National Park
Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus ©
Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus
Lake Inari ©
Lake Inari

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