8 days in Lapland Itinerary

8 days in Lapland Itinerary

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Akaslompolo
— 2 nights
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Saariselka
— 2 nights
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Pyhatunturi
— 1 night

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Akaslompolo

On the 3rd (Mon), look for gifts at Akaslompolo Sportshop, see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, and then head outdoors with Seven Fells Up.

For other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Akaslompolo trip builder.

Chicago, USA to Akaslompolo is an approximately 23-hour combination of flight and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 8 hours traveling from Chicago to Akaslompolo. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Chicago in September; daily highs in Akaslompolo reach 53°F and lows reach 40°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Saariselka.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Shopping
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Safaris
Seven Fells Up ©
Seven Fells Up
Akaslompolo Sportshop ©
Akaslompolo Sportshop

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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 4th (Tue): see the interesting displays at Gold Prospector Museum and then fly down the slopes at Urho Kekkonen National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Wed): pause for some serene contemplation at Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel and then get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

For maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Saariselka trip planning website.

Drive from Akaslompolo to Saariselka in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Saariselka can reach 52°F, while at night they dip to 39°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Pyhatunturi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 4 — 6:
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Urho Kekkonen National Park ©
Urho Kekkonen National Park
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Gold Prospector Museum ©
Gold Prospector Museum

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Pyhatunturi

Pyhatunturi ©
On the 6th (Thu), identify plant and animal life at Kopara Reindeer Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Fri): explore the striking landscape of Pyha-Luosto National Park.

To see maps, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read Pyhatunturi trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Saariselka to Pyhatunturi in 2.5 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 54°F, and evening lows to 41°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Pyhatunturi

Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 6 — 7:
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Pyha-Luosto National Park ©
Pyha-Luosto National Park
Kopara Reindeer Park ©
Kopara Reindeer Park

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