5 days in Lapland Itinerary

5 days in Lapland Itinerary

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5 days in Lapland Itinerary

Start: St. Petersburg
train + Fly:  7​h
1
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Akaslompolo
— 2 nights
Fly:  9​h
End: St. Petersburg

2
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Thu): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Rovaniemi Church. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: engage your brain at Pilke Science Centre, take an exotic tour of a safari tour, then don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Office, and finally find something for the whole family at Santa Claus Village.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi road trip app .

St. Petersburg, Russia to Rovaniemi is an approximately 7-hour combination of train and flight. You can also fly; or drive. The time zone changes from Moscow Standard Time (MSK) to Eastern European Time (EET), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from St. Petersburg in October, expect Rovaniemi to be slightly colder, temps between 3°C and -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Akaslompolo.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

#Theme Parks, #Museums, #Wildlife
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Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Arktikum ©
Arktikum
Santa Claus Office ©
Santa Claus Office

2
nights
Akaslompolo

Akaslompolo ©
Start off your visit on the 7th (Sun): admire all the interesting features of Ice Karting Levi and then glide through natural beauty at Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Mon): head outdoors with Seven Fells Up.

To see more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Akaslompolo trip planner .

You can drive from Rovaniemi to Akaslompolo in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Akaslompolo are 3°C, while nighttime lows are -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

#Outdoors, #Trails, #Parks

Side Trips

Ice Karting Levi, Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park
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Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park ©
Ice Karting Levi ©
Ice Karting Levi

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