7 days in Lapland Itinerary

7 days in Lapland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Lapland trip planner

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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 18th (Mon): discover the riches below the earth's surface at Amethyst Mine Lapland.

To find reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Luosto itinerary planner.

San Salvador, El Salvador to Luosto is an approximately 24-hour combination of flight and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 8 hours traveling from San Salvador to Luosto. Traveling from San Salvador in October, expect Luosto to be colder, temps between 3°C and -2°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Saariselka.
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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 19th (Tue): see the interesting displays at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center and then surround yourself with nature on Visit Inari Safaris & Accommodation. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Wed): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Urho Kekkonen National Park.

To see traveler tips and more tourist information, you can read our Saariselka road trip app.

Getting from Luosto to Saariselka by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect a daytime high around 3°C in October, and nighttime lows around -2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) so you can drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors · Trails · Nature · Parks

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 21st (Thu), take an in-depth tour of Arktikum and then identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas. Keep things going the next day: make a trip to Santa Claus Village, then see Santa Claus Office, and then engage your brain at Science Centre Pilke.

Before you visit Rovaniemi, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Traveling by car from Saariselka to Rovaniemi takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 3°C, and evening lows to -1°C. You will leave for home on the 23rd (Sat).

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums · Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife
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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.