8 days in Lapland Itinerary

8 days in Lapland Itinerary

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8 days in Lapland Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  10​h
1
Akaslompolo
— 1 day
Drive:  4​h
2
Inari
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
3
Salla
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Pyhatunturi
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h 15​min
End: London

1
day
Akaslompolo

Akaslompolo
On the 11th (Wed), head outdoors with Scandinavian Adventures and then head outdoors with Seven Fells Up.

To see ratings, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Akaslompolo trip itinerary builder .

London, UK to Akaslompolo is an approximately 10-hour flight. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from London to Akaslompolo. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from London in September, with highs in Akaslompolo at 13°C and lows at 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can go by car to Inari.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Outdoors
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2
nights
Inari

Inari ©
Start off your visit on the 12th (Thu): pause for some serene contemplation at Saint Tryphon Pechenga Orthodox Church, get outside with Lake Inari, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at Siida, experience rural life at Inari Reindeerfarm, and then get interesting insight from Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus.

Discover how to plan a Inari trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Akaslompolo to Inari takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Inari are 13°C, while nighttime lows are 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Salla.

Things to do in Inari

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Lake Inari ©
Lake Inari
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church
Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus ©
Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus

1
night
Salla

Salla
Salla is a municipality of Finland, located in Lapland. Start off your visit on the 14th (Sat): steep yourself in history at Paikanselan Taistelualue and then brush up on your military savvy at Salla Museum of War & Reconstruction.

To find maps, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Salla tour builder tool .

Traveling by car from Inari to Salla takes 4.5 hours. In September in Salla, expect temperatures between 13°C during the day and 5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Sat) to allow time for travel to Pyhatunturi.

Things to do in Salla

Nightlife Museums Historic Sites
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2
nights
Pyhatunturi

Pyhatunturi ©
On the 15th (Sun), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Pyha-Luosto National Park. On the next day, look for all kinds of wild species at Kopara Reindeer Park, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Sodankyla, and then take in the awesome beauty at Luosto.

To see reviews, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Pyhatunturi vacation maker app .

Traveling by car from Salla to Pyhatunturi takes 2 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Pyhatunturi can reach 14°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Pyhatunturi

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Sodankyla, Kopara Reindeer Park
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Pyha-Luosto National Park ©
Pyha-Luosto National Park
Kopara Reindeer Park ©
Kopara Reindeer Park
Church of Sodankyla ©
Church of Sodankyla

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night
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Tue): pause for some serene contemplation at Rovaniemi Church, get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, then explore the different monuments and memorials at German Soldier s Cemetery, and finally find something for the whole family at Santa Claus Village.

For more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Pyhatunturi to Rovaniemi takes 2 hours. In September in Rovaniemi, expect temperatures between 13°C during the day and 6°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks Historic Sites Museums
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Arktikum ©
Arktikum
German Soldier s Cemetery ©
German Soldier s Cemetery
Rovaniemi Church ©
Rovaniemi Church

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