7 days in Lapland Itinerary

7 days in Lapland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Lapland trip planner

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Drive
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Akaslompolo
— 2 nights
Fly
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Saariselka
— 2 nights
Drive
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Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Fly

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Akaslompolo

— 2 nights
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the striking landscape of Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park.

To find traveler tips, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Akaslompolo trip planner.

Tromso, Norway to Akaslompolo is an approximately 5.5-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of flight and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Tromso to Akaslompolo is 1 hour. In September, daytime highs in Akaslompolo are 13°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can catch the flight to Saariselka.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Parks · Trails · Adventure · Outdoors

Side Trips

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Mon): examine the collection at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center and then get your bearings at The Sami Cultural Centre Sajos. Keep things going the next day: stroll through Urho Kekkonen National Park.

To find ratings, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Saariselka travel planner.

Fly from Akaslompolo to Saariselka in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. Expect a daytime high around 13°C in September, and nighttime lows around 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Nature · Trails · Outdoors · Winter Sports

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 19 — 21:

Rovaniemi

— 2 nights

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Rovaniemi Church and then take an in-depth tour of Arktikum. On the 23rd (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: Head underground at Syvasenvaara Fell, see Santa Claus Office, and then make a trip to Santa Claus Village.

To find other places to visit, maps, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi trip tool.

Traveling by car from Saariselka to Rovaniemi takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. September in Rovaniemi sees daily highs of 13°C and lows of 6°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Nature · Historic Sites · Museums · Parks
Find places to stay Sep 21 — 23:

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.