8 days in Lapland Itinerary

8 days in Lapland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Lapland travel route planner

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Drive
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Pyhatunturi
— 1 day
Drive
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Saariselka
— 3 nights
Drive
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Inari
— 1 night
Drive
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Akaslompolo
— 1 night
Bus
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Rovaniemi
— 2 nights

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Pyhatunturi

— 1 day
You've now added Pyha-Luosto National Park to your itinerary. On the 14th (Thu), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Pyha-Luosto National Park.

To find maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Pyhatunturi vacation planning website.

Rovaniemi to Pyhatunturi is an approximately 2-hour car ride. In February, plan for daily highs up to -5°C, and evening lows to -13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) so you can travel to Saariselka.

Things to do in Pyhatunturi

Nature · Parks
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Saariselka

— 3 nights
Outdoor pursuits--ranging from cross-country skiing and snowmobiling to reindeer safaris and chasing Northern Lights--draw the largest number of tourists to Saariselka.
On the 15th (Fri), identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, trek along Urho Kekkonen National Park, and then stop by Shamaan Design - Lappi Shop. On the 16th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: hit the slopes at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort.

To find ratings, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Saariselka tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Pyhatunturi to Saariselka takes 2.5 hours. In February, daytime highs in Saariselka are -6°C, while nighttime lows are -15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) so you can go by car to Inari.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors · Winter Sports · Parks · Wildlife
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Inari

— 1 night
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sun): wander the wide-open spaces of Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus, then see the interesting displays at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church.

For photos, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Inari trip itinerary planning app.

Getting from Saariselka to Inari by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus. February in Inari sees daily highs of -6°C and lows of -15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) so you can drive to Akaslompolo.

Things to do in Inari

Museums · Historic Sites
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Akaslompolo

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 18th (Mon): see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour and then hit the slopes at Yllas Ski Resort.

For ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Akaslompolo driving holiday tool.

Traveling by car from Inari to Akaslompolo takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around -5°C in February, and nighttime lows around -12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Outdoors · Winter Sports · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trip

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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.
On the 19th (Tue), take an exotic tour of a safari tour, enjoy some diversion at Santa Claus Office, and then don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village. Here are some ideas for day two: get in on the family fun at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, then make a trip to Lordi's Square, and finally look for gifts at Your Piece Of Finland.

To see more things to do and tourist information, use the Rovaniemi trip app.

Take a bus from Akaslompolo to Rovaniemi in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In February in Rovaniemi, expect temperatures between -6°C during the day and -11°C at night. On the 21st (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks · Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors
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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.