7 days in Lapland Itinerary

7 days in Lapland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Lapland trip itinerary planner

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Drive to Aberdeen Dyce Airport, Fly to Kittilä Airport, Drive to Akaslompolo
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Akaslompolo
— 2 nights
Drive
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Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
Fly

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Akaslompolo

— 2 nights
Attractions like Yllas Ski Resort and Giewont Husky Adventures make great kid-friendly stops. Explore Akaslompolo's surroundings by going to Nature & Wildlife Tours (in Kittila), Elan Ski Shop & Rental (in Levi) and Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park (in Muonio).

For maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Akaslompolo road trip planner.

Inverness, UK to Akaslompolo is an approximately 18.5-hour combination of car and flight. You can also drive. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Inverness to Akaslompolo due to the time zone difference. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Inverness in October: high temperatures in Akaslompolo hover around 3°C and lows are around -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) so you can drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Winter Sports

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 14 — 16:

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.
Kids will enjoy Santa Claus Village and Arktikum. There's still lots to do: find something for the whole family at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Rovaniemi Church, look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, and have fun at Santa Claus Office.

To find reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Akaslompolo to Rovaniemi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 3°C in October, and nighttime lows around -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks · Museums · Outdoors · Tours
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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.