5 days in Lapland Itinerary

5 days in Lapland Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: St. Petersburg
Fly:  7 h
1
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
2
Akaslompolo
— 2 nights
Drive + 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 5th (Fri): get curious at Pilke Science Centre, then see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, then make a trip to Santa Claus Office, and finally make a trip to Santa Claus Village.

For ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Rovaniemi trip planner.

St. Petersburg, Russia to Rovaniemi is an approximately 6.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from St. Petersburg to Rovaniemi due to the time zone difference. Traveling from St. Petersburg in October, things will get a bit cooler in Rovaniemi: highs are around 3°C and lows about -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to drive to Akaslompolo.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks Museums Tours
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Arktikum ©
Arktikum
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Pilke Science Centre ©
Pilke Science Centre

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nights
Akaslompolo

Akaslompolo ©
Start off your visit on the 7th (Sun): join the crowd at Icekarting Levi and then explore the striking landscape of Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Mon): get outside with Seven Fells Up.

For ratings, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read Akaslompolo day trip site.

Traveling by car from Rovaniemi to Akaslompolo takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 3°C in October, and nighttime lows around -3°C. On the 8th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Outdoors Nature Parks

Side Trips

Icekarting Levi, Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park
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Icekarting Levi ©
Icekarting Levi
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park ©
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park
Seven Fells Up ©
Seven Fells Up

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