7 days in Lapland & Lakeland Itinerary

7 days in Lapland & Lakeland Itinerary

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7 days in Lapland & Lakeland Itinerary

Start: Oulu
train:  2​h 30​min
1
Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Akaslompolo
— 2 nights
bus + Fly:  5​h 15​min
3
Tampere
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h
4
Lahti
— 2 nights
train + Fly:  3​h 45​min
End: Oulu

1
night
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 18th (Thu): stroll through Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy and then don't miss a visit to Marttiinin Wanha Tehdas. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Fri): take in the views from Lumberjack's Candle Bridge, then take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, then see Santa Claus Office, and finally find something for the whole family at Santa Claus Village.

To find maps, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read Rovaniemi trip itinerary maker .

Oulu to Rovaniemi is an approximately 2.5-hour train ride. You can also take a bus; or drive. Traveling from Oulu in October, expect nights in Rovaniemi to be about the same, around -1°C, while days are little chillier, around 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Akaslompolo.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Winter Sports
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Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Arktikum ©
Arktikum
Santa Claus Office ©
Santa Claus Office

2
nights
Akaslompolo

Akaslompolo ©
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sat): stroll through Konijanka Petting Zoo and then get outside with Seven Fells Up. Here are some ideas for day two: look for gifts at Akaslompolo Sportshop and then ski along the peaceful trails at Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park.

For photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Akaslompolo trip planner.

Getting from Rovaniemi to Akaslompolo by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 3°C, and evening lows to -3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can travel to Tampere.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Nature

Side Trip

Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park
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Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park ©
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park
Akaslompolo Sportshop ©
Akaslompolo Sportshop

1
day
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): contemplate the long history of Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing, enjoy breathtaking views from Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Hatanpaa Arboretum.

To see ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Tampere visit planner .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Akaslompolo to Tampere takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and train; or drive. Traveling from Akaslompolo in October, things will get a bit warmer in Tampere: highs are around 8°C and lows about 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can go by car to Lahti.

Things to do in Tampere

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Historic Sites
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Hatanpaa Arboretum ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum
Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing ©
Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing
Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower ©

2
nights
Lahti

Lahti ©
Lahti is a city and municipality in Finland.Lahti is the capital of the Päijänne Tavastia region. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Tue): see the interesting displays at Motorcycle Museum of Finland, take a leisurely stroll along Vesijärvi harbor, then take a stroll around Sibelius Hall, and finally admire the local landmark of Musical Fountain.

To plan Lahti vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.

You can drive from Tampere to Lahti in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 8°C in October, and nighttime lows around 1°C. On the 24th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Lahti

#Museums, #Shopping
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Motorcycle Museum of Finland ©
Motorcycle Museum of Finland
Sibelius Hall ©
Sibelius Hall
Vesijärvi harbor ©
Vesijärvi harbor

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