8 days in Lapland Itinerary

8 days in Lapland Itinerary

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Fly to Kittilä Airport, Drive to Akaslompolo
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Akaslompolo
— 1 night
Drive
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Saariselka
— 2 nights
Drive
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Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Fly

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Akaslompolo

Start off your visit on the 9th (Sun): stop by Akaslompolo Sportshop, then see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, and then get outside with Seven Fells Up.

To see photos, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read Akaslompolo online trip itinerary builder.

Coimbatore, India to Akaslompolo is an approximately 27-hour combination of flight and car. You'll gain 3.5 hours traveling from Coimbatore to Akaslompolo due to the time zone difference. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from Coimbatore in September: high temperatures in Akaslompolo hover around 13°C and lows are around 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Saariselka.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Shopping
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Saariselka

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 10th (Mon), get interesting insight from Tours. On the 11th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: hike along Urho Kekkonen National Park and then examine the collection at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center.

For reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Saariselka tour itinerary planner.

Drive from Akaslompolo to Saariselka in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 13°C in September, and nighttime lows around 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Wildlife

Side Trip

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Rovaniemi

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Thu): revel in the low prices at Marttiini Store Old Factory, then identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, then take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Auttikongas. Here are some ideas for day two: get in on the family fun at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, then see Santa Claus Office, and then don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village.

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You can drive from Saariselka to Rovaniemi in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Rovaniemi are 13°C, while nighttime lows are 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks · Outdoors · Parks · 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.