8 days in Lapland Itinerary

8 days in Lapland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Lapland visit planner

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Make it your trip
Fly to Kittilä Airport, Drive to Akaslompolo
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Akaslompolo
— 2 nights
Fly
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Saariselka
— 2 nights
Drive
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Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
Fly to Ljubljana, Shuttle to Trieste

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Akaslompolo

— 2 nights
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Fri): explore the striking landscape of Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park. Here are some ideas for day two: whizz through the canopy at Levi Ski Resort.

For reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Akaslompolo trip itinerary planning website.

Trieste, Italy to Akaslompolo is an approximately 15-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Traveling from Trieste to Akaslompolo, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Trieste in September, things will get colder in Akaslompolo: highs are around 13°C and lows about 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can fly to Saariselka.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Parks · Adventure · Tours · Trails

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 23 — 25:

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.
On the 26th (Sun), examine the collection at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center and then get a dose of the wild on Visit Inari Safaris & Accommodation. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the striking landscape of Urho Kekkonen National Park.

To find more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Saariselka online travel planner.

You can fly from Akaslompolo to Saariselka in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. In September in Saariselka, expect temperatures between 13°C during the day and 4°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can go by car to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors · Nature · Trails · Winter Sports

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 25 — 27:

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.
Change things up with a short trip to Ranua Zoo in Ranua (about 1 hour away). And it doesn't end there: get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Rovaniemi Church, and have fun at Santa Claus Office.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read Rovaniemi holiday builder website.

Drive from Saariselka to Rovaniemi in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September in Rovaniemi, expect temperatures between 13°C during the day and 6°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks · Nature · Zoos & Aquariums · Fun & Games

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 27 — 30:

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.