8 days in Lapland Itinerary

8 days in Lapland Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Barcelona
Fly + Drive:  11 h 30 min
1
Luosto
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 15 min
2
Inari
— 1 night
Drive:  4 h
3
Akaslompolo
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
4
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Fly:  9 h 15 min
End: Barcelona

1
night
Luosto

Luosto ©
Nestled among vast forests and fells, Luosto represents a small idyllic resort village set on the edge of Pyha-Luosto National Park.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Sun): look for all kinds of wild species at Kopara Reindeer Park and then discover the riches below the earth's surface at Amethyst Mine Lapland. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Pyha-Luosto National Park.

To find reviews, maps, and tourist information, go to the Luosto trip itinerary planning site.

Barcelona, Spain to Luosto is an approximately 11.5- hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from Barcelona in November: high temperatures in Luosto hover around -3°C and lows are around -9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Inari.

Things to do in Luosto

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Pyha-Luosto National Park
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Kopara Reindeer Park ©
Kopara Reindeer Park
Pyha-Luosto National Park ©
Pyha-Luosto National Park
Amethyst Mine Lapland ©
Amethyst Mine Lapland

1
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Inari

Inari ©
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 13th (Tue): get a taste of life in the country at Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus, then tour or see a show at The Sami Cultural Centre Sajos, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church.

To find out how to plan a trip to Inari, use our trip itinerary maker.

Drive from Luosto to Inari in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In November, daytime highs in Inari are -3°C, while nighttime lows are -10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Akaslompolo.

Things to do in Inari

Historic Sites
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Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church
Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus ©
Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus
The Sami Cultural Centre Sajos ©
The Sami Cultural Centre Sajos

2
nights
Akaslompolo

Akaslompolo ©
On the 14th (Wed), look for all kinds of wild species at Konijanka Petting Zoo and then hit the slopes at Yllas Ski Resort. On the 15th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get interesting insight from Tours, then make a trip to Giewont Husky Adventures, and then look for gifts at Akaslompolo Sportshop.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read our Akaslompolo trip maker tool.

Getting from Inari to Akaslompolo by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a bus. In November, daily temperatures in Akaslompolo can reach -3°C, while at night they dip to -11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can go by car to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Kittila, Yllas Ski Resort
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Yllas Ski Resort ©
Yllas Ski Resort
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Giewont Husky Adventures ©
Giewont Husky Adventures

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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 16th (Fri): Head underground at Syvasenvaara Fell and then fly down the slopes at Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Sat): get lost in a book at Rovaniemi City Library and then examine the collection at Christmas House Santa.

To see maps, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Rovaniemi tour planner.

You can drive from Akaslompolo to Rovaniemi in 2.5 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 17th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks Winter Sports Outdoors
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Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy ©
Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy
Rovaniemi City Library ©
Rovaniemi City Library
Christmas House Santa ©
Christmas House Santa

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