59 days in Lapland Itinerary

59 days in Lapland Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Bangkok
Fly + Drive:  18 h 45 min
1
Akaslompolo
— 5 nights
Bus:  1 h 15 min
2
Levi
— 8 nights
Fly + Shuttle:  2 h 30 min
3
Inari
— 7 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
4
Tankavaara
— 7 nights
Drive:  3 h
5
Salla
— 7 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
6
Posio
— 7 nights
Drive:  2 h
7
Pyhatunturi
— 7 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
8
Rovaniemi
— 8 nights
Bus + Fly:  17 h
End: Bangkok

5
nights
Akaslompolo

Akaslompolo ©
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Konijanka Petting Zoo and Akaslompolo Sportshop. Visiting Pakasaivo and Seven Fells Up will get you outdoors. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Akaslompolo: Muonio (Keimiotunturi Fell, Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park, &more).

For traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Akaslompolo journey planning site.

Bangkok, Thailand to Akaslompolo is an approximately 24- hour combination of flight and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 5 hours traveling from Bangkok to Akaslompolo. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Bangkok in October; daily highs in Akaslompolo reach 3°C and lows reach -3°C. On the 7th (Sun), you're off to Levi.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Muonio, Yllas Ski Resort
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Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park ©
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park
Torassieppi Reindeer Farm & Cottages ©
Torassieppi Reindeer Farm & Cottages
Pakasaivo ©
Pakasaivo

8
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Sarestoniemi Museum and Taatsin seita are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Venture out of the city with trips to Enontekio (Jyppyra lookout, Enontekio Church, &more) and Lapland Hotels SnowVillage (in Kittila). Spend the 10th (Wed) on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort. Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Ounasjoki - River for activities, get in on the family fun at Levi Huskypark, go for a walk through Huippupolku, Peak Trail in Levi, and relax in the rural setting at Ounaskievari Reindeer Farm.

For maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Levi day trip planner.

Traveling by bus from Akaslompolo to Levi takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 3°C in October, and nighttime lows around -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Inari.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trips

Kittila, Enontekio, Kongas, Sarestoniemi Museum
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Sarestoniemi Museum ©
Sarestoniemi Museum
Nature & Wildlife Tours

7
nights
Inari

Inari ©
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Lemmenjoki National Park and Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church. Saint Tryphon Pechenga Orthodox Church and Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Go for a jaunt from Inari to Sevettijarvi to see Skolt Sami Heritage House about 1h 30 min away. There's much more to do: trek along Juutua Nature Trail, explore the venue of The Sami Cultural Centre Sajos, get a taste of life in the country at Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus, and relax in the rural setting at Tuula's Reindeer.

For maps, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read Inari road trip planning app.

You can do a combination of flight and shuttle from Levi to Inari in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 3°C, and evening lows to -2°C. You will leave for Tankavaara on the 22nd (Mon).

Things to do in Inari

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Lemmenjoki National Park, Skolt Sami Heritage House
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Lemmenjoki National Park ©
Lemmenjoki National Park
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center

7
nights
Tankavaara

Tankavaara ©
Head to Hippupuoti Gift Shop and Shamaan Design - Lappi Shopfor some retail therapy. Get outdoors at Urho Kekkonen National Park and Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort. When in Tankavaara, make a side trip to see Ruijanpolku Trail in Saariselka, approximately Saariselka away.

To find ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Tankavaara online day trip planner.

You can drive from Inari to Tankavaara in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 3°C in October, and nighttime lows around -2°C. You'll set off for Salla on the 29th (Mon).

Things to do in Tankavaara

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports

Side Trip

Saariselka
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Urho Kekkonen National Park ©
Urho Kekkonen National Park
Gold Prospector Museum ©
Gold Prospector Museum
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort ©
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort

7
nights
Salla

Salla ©
Salla is a municipality of Finland, located in Lapland. Step off the beaten path and head to Salla Museum of War & Reconstruction and Ski Resort Suomutunturi. It doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Paikanselan Taistelualue and hit the slopes at Salla Ski Resort.

For ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Salla holiday maker app.

You can drive from Tankavaara to Salla in 3.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 3°C in October, and nighttime lows around -1°C. You will leave for Posio on the 5th (Mon).

Things to do in Salla

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trip

Ski Resort Suomutunturi
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Salla Ski Resort ©
Salla Ski Resort
Ski Resort Suomutunturi
Ski Resort Suomutunturi
Salla Museum of War & Reconstruction ©
Salla Museum of War & Reconstruction

7
nights
Posio

Posio ©
Posio is a municipality of Finland. Take a break from the city and head to Korouoma Canyon and Riisitunturi National Park. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Syote National Park and Syote Ski & Nature Resort. There's more to do: view the masterpieces at Pentik Hill.

For other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Posio planner.

You can drive from Salla to Posio in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around -1°C in November, and nighttime lows around -7°C. On the 12th (Mon), you're off to Pyhatunturi.

Things to do in Posio

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Syote
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Riisitunturi National Park ©
Riisitunturi National Park
Syote National Park ©
Syote National Park
Korouoma Canyon ©
Korouoma Canyon

7
nights
Pyhatunturi

Pyhatunturi ©
Take a break from the city and head to Pyha-Luosto National Park and Luosto. Step off the beaten path and head to Church of Sodankyla and Museum - Gallery Alariesto. Go for a jaunt from Pyhatunturi to Kemijarvi to see Joutsijarven Bunkkerit about 1h 05 min away.

To see ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Pyhatunturi trip planning website.

You can drive from Posio to Pyhatunturi in 2.5 hours. In November, plan for daily highs up to -3°C, and evening lows to -9°C. You will leave for Rovaniemi on the 19th (Mon).

Things to do in Pyhatunturi

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Sodankyla, Luosto, Joutsijarven Bunkkerit, Pyhatunturi
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Kopara Reindeer Park ©
Kopara Reindeer Park
Pyha-Luosto National Park ©
Pyha-Luosto National Park
Pyhatunturi ©
Pyhatunturi

8
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Get some cultural insight at German Soldier s Cemetery and Rovaniemi Local History Museum. Visiting Napapiirin Porofarmi and Tornio Golf will get you outdoors. Go for a jaunt from Rovaniemi to Kemi to see Kemi Church about 1h 45 min away. There's still lots to do: admire the sheer force of Auttikongas, Head underground at Syvasenvaara Fell, take an in-depth tour of Forestry Museum of Lapland, and stop by LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier.

To find other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Rovaniemi trip tool.

Traveling by car from Pyhatunturi to Rovaniemi takes 2 hours. In November in Rovaniemi, expect temperatures between -2°C during the day and -7°C at night. On the 27th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

Tornio Golf, Kemi Church
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Arktikum ©
Arktikum
Auttikongas ©
Auttikongas
Santa's House of Snowmobiles ©
Santa's House of Snowmobiles

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