8 days in Lapland Itinerary

8 days in Lapland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Lapland visit planner

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Fly to Rovaniemi Airport, Drive to Pyhatunturi
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Pyhatunturi
— 1 day
Drive
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Salla
— 1 night
Drive
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Inari
— 2 nights
Fly
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Kittila
— 1 night
Drive
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Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Fly

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Pyhatunturi

— 1 day
On the 28th (Sun), stroll through Pyhatunturi and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Kopara Reindeer Park.

For more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Pyhatunturi trip planner.

Brussels, Belgium to Pyhatunturi is an approximately 11-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time is 1 hour. When traveling from Brussels in October, plan for cooler days in Pyhatunturi, with highs around 3°C, while nights are a bit cooler with lows around -2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) early enough to drive to Salla.

Things to do in Pyhatunturi

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 28 — 29:

Salla

— 1 night
Salla is a municipality of Finland, located in Lapland. Start off your visit on the 29th (Mon): take an in-depth tour of Salla Museum of War & Reconstruction, contemplate the long history of Paikanselan Taistelualue, and then hit the slopes at Salla Ski Resort.

To find where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read Salla tour itinerary planning website.

You can drive from Pyhatunturi to Salla in 2 hours. In October, daytime highs in Salla are 3°C, while nighttime lows are -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) so you can travel to Inari.

Things to do in Salla

Outdoors · Winter Sports · Parks · Museums
Find places to stay Oct 28 — 29:

Inari

— 2 nights
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. Start off your visit on the 30th (Tue): hike along Juutua Nature Trail, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church, and then head outdoors with Lake Inari. Keep things going the next day: get advice or help at The Sami Cultural Centre Sajos, then relax in the rural setting at Inari Reindeer Farm, and then wander the wide-open spaces of Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus.

To find more things to do, maps, photos, and more tourist information, use the Inari tour planner.

Drive from Salla to Inari in 5 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to 3°C, and evening lows to -2°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Wed) early enough to catch the flight to Kittila.

Things to do in Inari

Outdoors · Trails · Parks · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Oct 29 — 31:

Kittila

— 1 night
Kittilä is a municipality of Finland and a popular holiday resort.It is located in northern Finland north of the Arctic Circle within the Lapland region. Kick off your visit on the 1st (Thu): get outside with Outdoor Activities, make a trip to Giewont Husky Adventures, and then get engrossed in the history at Samiland.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Kittila trip itinerary tool.

You can fly from Inari to Kittila in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 3°C in October, and nighttime lows around -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) to allow time to drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Kittila

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 31 — Nov 1:

Rovaniemi

— 2 nights

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): explore the different monuments and memorials at German Soldier s Cemetery, then examine the collection at Christmas House Santa, then examine the collection at Santa's House of Snowmobiles, and finally get your game on at Snowman World Igloo Hotel. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: fly down the slopes at Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy and then explore the world behind art at Korundi House of Culture.

For where to stay and more tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi planner.

You can drive from Kittila to Rovaniemi in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to -2°C, and evening lows to -7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Parks
Find places to stay Nov 1 — 3:

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.