8 days in Lapland Itinerary

8 days in Lapland Itinerary

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8 days in Lapland Itinerary

Start: Newark
Fly:  16​h 45​min
1
Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Akaslompolo
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Levi
— 1 night
+2
bus + Fly + bus:  3​h
4
Saariselka
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
Luosto
— 2 nights
Fly:  18​h
End: Newark

1
night
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Sat): take an exotic tour of a safari tour, get curious at Pilke Science Centre, then get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Rovaniemi Church. Here are some ideas for day two: get in on the family fun at SantaPark, see Santa Claus Office, and then find something for the whole family at Santa Claus Village.

To see photos, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi day trip planning tool .

Newark, USA to Rovaniemi is an approximately 17-hour flight. Traveling from Newark to Rovaniemi, you'll lose 7 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect much colder weather when traveling from Newark in September: highs in Rovaniemi hover around 53°F, while lows dip to 42°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) so you can go by car to Akaslompolo.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks Museums Wildlife
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Safaris
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Arktikum ©
Arktikum

1
night
Akaslompolo

On the 3rd (Mon), look for gifts at Akaslompolo Sportshop, then get interesting insight from Tours, and then head outdoors with Seven Fells Up.

To see photos, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read Akaslompolo trip planner.

Getting from Rovaniemi to Akaslompolo by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. September in Akaslompolo sees daily highs of 53°F and lows of 40°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) to allow time to drive to Levi.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Safaris
Akaslompolo Sportshop ©
Akaslompolo Sportshop

1
night
Levi

Levi ©
Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Tue): ski along the peaceful trails at Levi Ski Resort.

To find photos, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Levi trip planner .

Traveling by car from Akaslompolo to Levi takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 53°F in September, and nighttime lows around 40°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Saariselka.

Things to do in Levi

Adventure Parks Outdoors
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort

1
night
Saariselka

Saariselka ©
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Wed): surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, then see the interesting displays at Gold Prospector Museum, and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Urho Kekkonen National Park.

To find other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Saariselka travel planner.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Levi to Saariselka in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In September in Saariselka, expect temperatures between 52°F during the day and 39°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Luosto.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trip

Gold Prospector Museum
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Urho Kekkonen National Park ©
Urho Kekkonen National Park
Gold Prospector Museum ©
Gold Prospector Museum

2
nights
Luosto

Luosto ©
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Thu): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Pyha-Luosto National Park.

To see traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Luosto driving holiday website .

Getting from Saariselka to Luosto by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Luosto can reach 54°F, while at night they dip to 41°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Luosto

Parks Nature

Side Trip

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

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