31 days in Lapland Itinerary

31 days in Lapland Itinerary

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31 days in Lapland Itinerary

Start: Washington DC
Fly + Drive:  19​h 45​min
1
Luosto
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
2
Inari
— 5 nights
bus:  5​h 45​min
3
Enontekio
— 4 nights
bus:  2​h 45​min
4
Levi
— 4 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
5
Akaslompolo
— 4 nights
6
Kemi
— 4 nights
train:  1​h 15​min
7
Rovaniemi
— 4 nights
Fly:  17​h 45​min
End: Washington DC

4
nights
Luosto

Luosto ©
Nestled among vast forests and fells, Luosto represents a small idyllic resort village set on the edge of Pyha-Luosto National Park.
Get in touch with nature at Pyha-Luosto National Park and Salla Ski Resort. Take a break from Luosto with a short trip to Church of Sodankyla in Sodankyla, about 34 minutes away.

For more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Luosto tour itinerary tool .

Washington DC, USA to Luosto is an approximately 20-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Eastern European Time, which is usually a 7 hour difference. Traveling from Washington DC in October, expect Luosto to be colder, temps between 37°F and 28°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can go by car to Inari.

Things to do in Luosto

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trips

Salla Ski Resort, Pyhatunturi, Pyha-Luosto National Park, Church of Sodankyla
Find places to stay Oct 2 — 6:
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Salla Ski Resort ©
Salla Ski Resort
Kopara Reindeer Park ©
Kopara Reindeer Park
Pyhatunturi ©
Pyhatunturi

5
nights
Inari

Inari ©
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. Take a break from the city and head to Urho Kekkonen National Park and Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus. Let the collections at Siida and Skolt Sami Heritage House capture your imagination. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Inari: Saariselka (Action Park & Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort).

For other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Inari vacation planner.

You can drive from Luosto to Inari in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October in Inari, expect temperatures between 37°F during the day and 28°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can travel to Enontekio.

Things to do in Inari

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports

Side Trips

Saariselka, Skolt Sami Heritage House
Find places to stay Oct 6 — 11:
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Urho Kekkonen National Park ©
Urho Kekkonen National Park
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort ©
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort

4
nights
Enontekio

Enontekio ©
Explore Enontekio's surroundings by going to Jarama WWII Fortification Camp (in Karesuvanto) and Kilpisjarvi (Saana & The Three Nations' Border Point). The adventure continues: pause for some serene contemplation at Enontekio Church and don't miss a visit to Jyppyra lookout.

To find traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Enontekio vacation builder website .

Traveling by combination of bus and car from Inari to Enontekio takes 6 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Enontekio can reach 35°F, while at night they dip to 26°F. On the 15th (Mon), you'll travel to Levi.

Things to do in Enontekio

Historic Sites

Side Trips

Kilpisjarvi, Jarama WWII Fortification Camp
Find places to stay Oct 11 — 15:
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Enontekio Church ©
Enontekio Church
Saana ©
Saana
Jyppyra lookout ©
Jyppyra lookout

4
nights
Levi

Levi ©
Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
Visiting Levi Ski Resort and Nature & Wildlife Tours will get you outdoors. There's lots more to do: explore and take pictures at Ice Karting Levi, get in on the family fun at Levi Huskypark, have fun at Kid's Land, and make a trip to LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery.

To find photos, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Levi trip itinerary builder website .

You can take a bus from Enontekio to Levi in 3 hours. October in Levi sees daily highs of 37°F and lows of 27°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can go by car to Akaslompolo.

Things to do in Levi

Parks Outdoors Adventure

Side Trip

Kongas
Find places to stay Oct 15 — 19:
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery ©
LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery
Samiland ©
Samiland

4
nights
Akaslompolo

Akaslompolo ©
Visiting Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park and Safaris will get you outdoors.

To see maps, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Akaslompolo tour planner.

Drive from Levi to Akaslompolo in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 37°F, and evening lows to 27°F. On the 23rd (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Kemi.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports

Side Trips

Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park, Yllas Ski Resort
Find places to stay Oct 19 — 23:
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Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park ©
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park
Safaris
Seven Fells Up ©
Seven Fells Up

4
nights
Kemi

Kemi ©
Kemi is a town and municipality of Finland. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like The Provincial Museum Of Tornio Valley and Tornio Church. Take a break from Kemi with a short trip to Tatuka Palvelut in Ylitornio, about 1h 55 min away. There's more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Kemi Church and explore the world behind art at Kemin Jalokivigalleria (Kemi Gemstone Gallery).

To find maps, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read Kemi tour planner.

Drive from Akaslompolo to Kemi in 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 toRovaniemi.

Things to do in Kemi

Museums Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Tornio, Tatuka Reindeerfarm
Find places to stay Oct 23 — 27:
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Kemi Church ©
Kemi Church
Tornio Church ©
Tornio Church

4
nights
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Get some cultural insight at Arktikum and Rovaniemi Church. And it doesn't end there: look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, get curious at Pilke Science Centre, find something for the whole family at Santa Claus Village, and admire all the interesting features of Lappi Areena.

For reviews, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read our Rovaniemi day trip planning tool .

You can take a train from Kemi to Rovaniemi in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Kemi in October: highs in Rovaniemi hover around 37°F, while lows dip to 30°F. You'll have a few hours on the 31st (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks Museums Outdoors
Find places to stay Oct 27 — 31:
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Safaris
Arktikum ©
Arktikum
Pilke Science Centre ©
Pilke Science Centre

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