7 days in Lapland Itinerary

7 days in Lapland Itinerary

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Start: Turku
+2
Fly + Foot + Bus:  4 h 30 min
1
Levi
— 1 night
Bus:  1 h 15 min
2
Akaslompolo
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 45 min
3
Pyhatunturi
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 30 min
4
Salla
— 1 night
Drive:  4 h 15 min
5
Inari
— 2 nights
Shuttle + Fly:  5 h 30 min
End: Turku

1
night
Levi

Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Mon): visit Ounasjoki - River for activities and then experience rural life at Ounaskievari Reindeer Farm. Here are some ideas for day two: make a trip to Huippupolku, Peak Trail in Levi, then surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, and then get a taste of the local shopping with Elan Ski Shop & Rental.

To find other places to visit, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read Levi online day trip planner.

Turku to Levi is an approximately 5- hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of train, flight, and bus; or drive. In October, Levi is little chillier than Turku - with highs of 3°C and lows of -3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to catch the bus to Akaslompolo.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Nature & Wildlife Tours, Ounaskievari Reindeer Farm
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Elan Ski Shop & Rental ©
Elan Ski Shop & Rental

1
night
Akaslompolo

Akaslompolo ©
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Wed): fly down the slopes at Yllas Ski Resort.

For other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Akaslompolo tour itinerary website.

Traveling by bus from Levi to Akaslompolo takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. In October in Akaslompolo, expect temperatures between 3°C during the day and -3°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to travel to Pyhatunturi.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Winter Sports Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Yllas Ski Resort
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Yllas Ski Resort ©
Yllas Ski Resort

1
night
Pyhatunturi

Pyhatunturi ©
On the 11th (Thu), tour the pleasant surroundings at Pyhatunturi and then identify plant and animal life at Kopara Reindeer Park.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Pyhatunturi trip itinerary builder site.

Getting from Akaslompolo to Pyhatunturi by car takes about 3 hours. In October in Pyhatunturi, expect temperatures between 3°C during the day and -2°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Salla.

Things to do in Pyhatunturi

Parks Winter Sports Outdoors

Side Trips

Pyhatunturi, Kopara Reindeer Park
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Pyhatunturi ©
Pyhatunturi
Kopara Reindeer Park ©
Kopara Reindeer Park

1
night
Salla

Salla ©
Salla is a municipality of Finland, located in Lapland. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Fri): hit the slopes at Salla Ski Resort, then contemplate the long history of Paikanselan Taistelualue, and then get engrossed in the history at Salla Museum of War & Reconstruction.

To see more things to do, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Salla online trip planner.

You can drive from Pyhatunturi to Salla in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 3°C in October, and nighttime lows around -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to travel to Inari.

Things to do in Salla

Winter Sports Parks Outdoors
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Salla Ski Resort ©
Salla Ski Resort
Salla Museum of War & Reconstruction ©
Salla Museum of War & Reconstruction
Paikanselan Taistelualue ©
Paikanselan Taistelualue

2
nights
Inari

Inari ©
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. Start off your visit on the 13th (Sat): see the interesting displays at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center, then experience rural life at Inari Reindeer Farm, and then get a taste of life in the country at Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus. Keep things going the next day: hike along Juutua Nature Trail, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church, and then get outside with Lake Inari.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, use the Inari trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Salla to Inari takes 5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 3°C in October, and nighttime lows around -2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Inari

Outdoors Museums Trails
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Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center
Inari Reindeer Farm ©
Inari Reindeer Farm

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