7 days in Lapland Itinerary

7 days in Lapland Itinerary

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Fly to Rovaniemi Airport, Drive to Pyhatunturi
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Pyhatunturi
— 2 nights
Drive
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Inari
— 1 night
Drive
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Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
Fly to Manchester, Train to Newcastle upon Tyne

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Pyhatunturi

— 2 nights
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Luosto, then discover the riches below the earth's surface at Amethyst Mine Lapland, and then explore the stunning scenery at Isokuru. On the next day, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Pyha-Luosto National Park.

To see maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Pyhatunturi trip itinerary tool.

Newcastle upon Tyne, UK to Pyhatunturi is an approximately 13.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Eastern European Standard Time, which is usually a 2 hour difference. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Newcastle upon Tyne in September; daily highs in Pyhatunturi reach 14°C and lows reach 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to travel to Inari.

Things to do in Pyhatunturi

Nature · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 1 — 3:

Inari

— 1 night
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sat): see the interesting displays at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center, pause for some serene contemplation at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church, and then get outside with Lake Inari.

To see reviews, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Inari road trip planning tool.

Drive from Pyhatunturi to Inari in 3.5 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 13°C, and evening lows to 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Inari

Museums · Historic Sites · Outdoors
Find places to stay Sep 3 — 4:

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.
Take a break from Rovaniemi with a short trip to Ranua Zoo in Ranua, about 1 hour away. There's lots more to do: get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, don't miss a visit to Lordi's Square, see Santa Claus Office, and examine the collection at Christmas House Santa.

To see where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi trip itinerary builder app.

Getting from Inari to Rovaniemi by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. September in Rovaniemi sees daily highs of 13°C and lows of 6°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks · Museums · Wildlife · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 4 — 7:

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.