7 days in Lapland Itinerary

7 days in Lapland Itinerary

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Fly to Rovaniemi Airport, Drive to Luosto
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Luosto
— 1 day
Drive
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Saariselka
— 2 nights
Drive
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Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
Fly

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Luosto

— 1 day
Nestled among vast forests and fells, Luosto represents a small idyllic resort village set on the edge of Pyha-Luosto National Park.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): tour the pleasant surroundings at Luosto Adventures and then discover the riches below the earth's surface at Amethyst Mine Lapland.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Luosto trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Jeddah, Saudi Arabia to Luosto is an approximately 16-hour combination of flight and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Jeddah to Luosto. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Jeddah in October; daily highs in Luosto reach 3°C and lows reach -2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) early enough to drive to Saariselka.

Things to do in Luosto

Trails · Wildlife · Outdoors · Parks
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Saariselka

— 2 nights
Outdoor pursuits--ranging from cross-country skiing and snowmobiling to reindeer safaris and chasing Northern Lights--draw the largest number of tourists to Saariselka.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Sat): get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, hit the slopes at Urho Kekkonen National Park, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel. Here are some ideas for day two: head outdoors with Lake Inari, see the interesting displays at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center, and then hike along Juutua Nature Trail.

For ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Saariselka sightseeing planner.

Drive from Luosto to Saariselka in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Saariselka are 3°C, while nighttime lows are -2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) so you can drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors · Trails · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

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Rovaniemi

— 3 nights

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 26th (Mon), make a trip to Santa Claus Village, enjoy some diversion at Santa Claus Office, then identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, and finally don't miss a visit to Lordi's Square. Here are some ideas for day two: let the kids burn off some steam at Angry Birds Park, pause for some serene contemplation at Rovaniemi Church, then get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, and finally engage your brain at Pilke Science Centre.

To see reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Rovaniemi planning website.

Getting from Saariselka to Rovaniemi by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In October in Rovaniemi, expect temperatures between 3°C during the day and -1°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Tours · Wildlife · Outdoors · Museums
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Lapland travel guide

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Landmarks · Safaris · Nightlife
The wild expanses of Lapland promise spectacular scenery, adventure, and rich cultural experiences. As the country's northernmost region, it sits well above the Arctic Circle. Despite also being the largest region, in Lapland just 3.4 percent of the Finnish population calls this great stretch of land home, leaving plenty of room for pristine lakes, dense forest, and seven unspoiled national parks. An abundance of well-marked trails await hikers of all levels, while more remote and rugged adventures beckon experienced explorers. Music is of particular importance in these parts, so try to catch a concert or dance performance during your stay.