7 days in Lapland Itinerary

7 days in Lapland Itinerary

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7 days in Lapland Itinerary

Start: Madison
bus + Fly:  22​h 30​min
1
Rovaniemi
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Luosto
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Akaslompolo
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
4
Inari
— 2 nights
Fly:  23​h 45​min
End: Madison


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Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
For photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Rovaniemi trip planning tool .

Madison, USA to Rovaniemi is an approximately 22.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 8 hours traveling from Madison to Rovaniemi. Traveling from Madison in September, expect nights in Rovaniemi to be little chillier, around 42°F, while days are colder, around 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Luosto.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Historic Sites
Find places to stay Sep 24 — 25:
Highlights from your plan
German Soldier s Cemetery ©
German Soldier s Cemetery
Lumberjack's Candle Bridge ©
Lumberjack's Candle Bridge

1
night
Luosto

Luosto ©
On the 25th (Tue), look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, then identify plant and animal life at Kopara Reindeer Park, and then explore and take pictures at Amethyst Mine Lapland.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read our Luosto itinerary maker .

You can drive from Rovaniemi to Luosto in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. September in Luosto sees daily highs of 54°F and lows of 41°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to drive to Akaslompolo.

Things to do in Luosto

Wildlife Parks Tours

Side Trip

Safaris
Find places to stay Sep 24 — 25:
Highlights from your plan
Kopara Reindeer Park ©
Kopara Reindeer Park
Safaris
Amethyst Mine Lapland ©
Amethyst Mine Lapland

1
night
Akaslompolo

Akaslompolo ©
On the 26th (Wed), look for gifts at Akaslompolo Sportshop, then head outdoors with Scandinavian Adventures, and then head outdoors with Seven Fells Up.

To see more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Akaslompolo visit planner .

Getting from Luosto to Akaslompolo by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Akaslompolo are 53°F, while nighttime lows are 40°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) early enough to drive to Inari.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Outdoors Shopping
Find places to stay Sep 25 — 26:
Highlights from your plan
Akaslompolo Sportshop ©
Akaslompolo Sportshop

2
nights
Inari

Inari ©
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Thu): examine the collection at Siida, then experience rural life at Inari Reindeerfarm, and then experience rural life at Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: hike along Juutua Nature Trail, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church, and then get outside with Lake Inari.

To find ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read Inari day trip app .

You can drive from Akaslompolo to Inari in 4 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 52°F, and evening lows to 39°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Inari

Outdoors Museums Tours
Find places to stay Sep 26 — 28:
Highlights from your plan
Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus ©
Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church
Lake Inari ©
Lake Inari

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