8 days in Lapland Itinerary

8 days in Lapland Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Tel Aviv
Fly + Drive:  13 h
1
Pyhatunturi
— 1 day
Drive:  1 h 30 min
2
Salla
— 1 night
Drive:  4 h 15 min
3
Inari
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h
4
Akaslompolo
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 30 min
5
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Bus + Fly:  11 h 30 min
End: Tel Aviv

1
day
Pyhatunturi

Pyhatunturi ©
Start off your visit on the 16th (Wed): tour the pleasant surroundings at Pyhatunturi and then identify plant and animal life at Kopara Reindeer Park.

For more things to do, photos, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Pyhatunturi road trip planning site.

Tel Aviv, Israel to Pyhatunturi is an approximately 13- hour combination of flight and car. Traveling from Tel Aviv in October, things will get much colder in Pyhatunturi: highs are around 3°C and lows about -2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Salla.

Things to do in Pyhatunturi

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trips

Pyhatunturi, Kopara Reindeer Park
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Pyhatunturi ©
Pyhatunturi
Kopara Reindeer Park ©
Kopara Reindeer Park

1
night
Salla

Salla ©
Salla is a municipality of Finland, located in Lapland. Start off your visit on the 17th (Thu): fly down the slopes at Salla Ski Resort, then take an in-depth tour of Salla Museum of War & Reconstruction, and then steep yourself in history at Paikanselan Taistelualue.

For reviews, maps, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Salla trip planner.

You can drive from Pyhatunturi to Salla in 2 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to 3°C, and evening lows to -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) early enough to travel to Inari.

Things to do in Salla

Outdoors Winter Sports Parks
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Salla Ski Resort ©
Salla Ski Resort
Salla Museum of War & Reconstruction ©
Salla Museum of War & Reconstruction
Paikanselan Taistelualue ©
Paikanselan Taistelualue

2
nights
Inari

Inari ©
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. On the 18th (Fri), get a taste of life in the country at Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus, experience rural life at Inari Reindeer Farm, and then see the interesting displays at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center. On your second day here, pause for some serene contemplation at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church, get outside with Lake Inari, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Saint Tryphon Pechenga Orthodox Church.

To see where to stay, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read Inari road trip site.

You can drive from Salla to Inari in 5 hours. October in Inari sees daily highs of 3°C and lows of -2°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Akaslompolo.

Things to do in Inari

Outdoors Museums Historic Sites
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Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center
Lake Inari ©
Lake Inari

1
night
Akaslompolo

Akaslompolo ©
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sun): fly down the slopes at Yllas Ski Resort.

To see where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Akaslompolo tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Inari to Akaslompolo in 4 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a bus. October in Akaslompolo sees daily highs of 3°C and lows of -3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Outdoors Winter Sports Parks

Side Trip

Yllas Ski Resort
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Yllas Ski Resort ©
Yllas Ski Resort

2
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 21st (Mon), fly down the slopes at Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy, then take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, and then stroll the grounds of German Soldier s Cemetery.

To see photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Rovaniemi trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Akaslompolo to Rovaniemi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Rovaniemi are 3°C, while nighttime lows are -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Outdoors Winter Sports Parks
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Arktikum ©
Arktikum
German Soldier s Cemetery ©
German Soldier s Cemetery
Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy ©
Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy

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