8 days in Lapland Itinerary

8 days in Lapland Itinerary

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Route & dates

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

1
night
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sat): see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, engage your brain at Pilke Science Centre, then get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Rovaniemi Church. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get in on the family fun at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, see Santa Claus Office, and then don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village.

To see photos, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, use the Rovaniemi attractions tool.

Newark, USA to Rovaniemi is an approximately 16.5- hour flight. Traveling from Newark to Rovaniemi, you'll lose 7 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Newark in September, expect nights in Rovaniemi to be slightly colder, around 42°F, while days are colder, around 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Akaslompolo.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

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

1
night
Akaslompolo

Akaslompolo ©
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): look for gifts at Akaslompolo Sportshop, then identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, and then head outdoors with Seven Fells Up.

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Traveling by car from Rovaniemi to Akaslompolo takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 53°F, and evening lows to 40°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to take a bus to Levi.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Seven Fells Up ©
Seven Fells Up
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): explore the landscape on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort.

To find more things to do, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Levi trip itinerary planning website.

Getting from Akaslompolo to Levi by bus takes about an hour. Other options: drive. In September, plan for daily highs up to 53°F, and evening lows to 40°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Saariselka.

Things to do in Levi

Winter Sports Parks Trails
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort

1
night
Saariselka

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.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Wed): surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, examine the collection at Gold Prospector Museum, and then fly down the slopes at Urho Kekkonen National Park.

For maps, ratings, photos, and tourist information, go to the Saariselka travel itinerary planner.

Getting from Levi to Saariselka by combination of flight and bus takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 52°F in September, and nighttime lows around 39°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can go by car 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 ©
Nestled among vast forests and fells, Luosto represents a small idyllic resort village set on the edge of Pyha-Luosto National Park.
On the 6th (Thu), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Pyha-Luosto National Park.

For ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Luosto travel route tool.

Traveling by car from Saariselka to Luosto takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. September in Luosto sees daily highs of 54°F and lows of 41°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Luosto

Nature Parks

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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