31 days in Lapland Itinerary

31 days in Lapland Itinerary

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Fly to Rovaniemi Airport, Drive to Luosto
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Luosto
— 4 nights
Drive
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Inari
— 5 nights
Bus
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Enontekio
— 4 nights
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Levi
— 4 nights
Drive
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Akaslompolo
— 4 nights
Drive
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Kemi
— 4 nights
Drive
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Rovaniemi
— 4 nights
Fly

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Luosto

Nestled among vast forests and fells, Luosto represents a small idyllic resort village set on the edge of Pyha-Luosto National Park.
Step out of the city life by going to Pyha-Luosto National Park and Kopara Reindeer Park. Explore Luosto's surroundings by going to Salla Ski Resort (in Salla) and Church of Sodankyla (in Sodankyla). Next up on the itinerary: go deep underground at Amethyst Mine Lapland and fly down the slopes at Pyhatunturi.

To see more things to do, maps, and tourist information, use the Luosto sightseeing planner.

Washington DC, USA to Luosto is an approximately 20-hour combination of flight and car. You'll lose 7 hours traveling from Washington DC to Luosto due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Washington DC in October, expect Luosto to be colder, temps between 37°F and 28°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Inari.

Things to do in Luosto

Parks · Winter Sports · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 2 — 6:

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Inari

Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. Step out of the city life by going to Urho Kekkonen National Park and Lake Inari. Get some cultural insight at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center and Skolt Sami Heritage House. Take a break from Inari with a short trip to Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort in Saariselka, about 1h 5 min away. Next up on the itinerary: pause for some serene contemplation at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church, get a taste of life in the country at Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus, and get great views at Otsamo Fell.

For traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Inari trip itinerary planning app.

Getting from Luosto to Inari by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In October in Inari, expect temperatures between 37°F during the day and 28°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) to allow time to take a bus to Enontekio.

Things to do in Inari

Outdoors · Winter Sports · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 6 — 11:

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Enontekio

Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Enontekio Church and Jarama WWII Fortification Camp. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Enontekio: Kilpisjarvi (Saana & The Three Nations' Border Point).

To see reviews, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Enontekio road trip planning website.

You can take a bus from Inari to Enontekio in 11.5 hours. October in Enontekio sees daily highs of 35°F and lows of 26°F at night. On the 15th (Mon), you're off to Levi.

Things to do in Enontekio

Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 11 — 15:

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Levi

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 Kids' Land. Samiland and LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery will appeal to museum buffs. There's still lots to do: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, join the crowd at Icekarting Levi, get in on the family fun at Levi Huskypark, and experience rural life at Ounaskievari Reindeer Farm.

To find photos and more tourist information, you can read our Levi journey maker tool.

You can take a bus from Enontekio to Levi in 3.5 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Levi can reach 37°F, while at night they dip to 27°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can go by car to Akaslompolo.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Winter Sports

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 15 — 19:

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Akaslompolo

Get outdoors at Yllas Ski Resort and Konijanka Petting Zoo. Step out of Akaslompolo with an excursion to Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park in Muonio--about 56 minutes away.

To see where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Akaslompolo tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Levi to Akaslompolo in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. October in Akaslompolo sees daily highs of 37°F and lows of 27°F at night. You'll set off for Kemi on the 23rd (Tue).

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 19 — 23:

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Kemi

Kemi is a town and municipality of Finland. The Provincial Museum Of Tornio Valley and Tornio Church are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Step out of Kemi with an excursion to Tatuka Reindeerfarm in Ylitornio--about 1h 50 min away. There's much more to do: stop by Sampo Icebreaker, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kemi Church, and admire the masterpieces at Kemin Jalokivigalleria (Kemi Gemstone Gallery).

For maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Kemi trip itinerary site.

Traveling by car from Akaslompolo to Kemi takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In October, daily temperatures in Kemi can reach 42°F, while at night they dip to 30°F. On the 27th (Sat), you're off to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Kemi

Museums · Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 23 — 27:

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Rovaniemi

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Arktikum and Pilke Science Centre. The adventure continues: take an exotic tour of a safari tour, find something for the whole family at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Rovaniemi Church, and make a trip to Lordi's Square.

To find reviews, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read our Rovaniemi trip itinerary planning site.

Drive from Kemi to Rovaniemi in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. When traveling from Kemi in October, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Rovaniemi: temperatures range from 37°F by day to 30°F at night. You will leave for home on the 31st (Wed).

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks · Museums · Outdoors · Tours
Find places to stay Oct 27 — 31:

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.