9 days in Lapland & Lakeland Itinerary

9 days in Lapland & Lakeland Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Riyadh
Fly + Bus:  20 h
1
Rovaniemi
— 1 day
Drive:  2 h 30 min
2
Akaslompolo
— 1 night
Bus:  1 h 15 min
3
Levi
— 1 night
Fly + Shuttle:  2 h 30 min
4
Inari
— 1 night
+2
Shuttle + Fly + Train:  5 h 15 min
5
Tampere
— 2 nights
Fly:  19 h 30 min
End: Riyadh

1
day
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 21st (Tue), take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, then take an exotic tour of a safari tour, and then make a trip to Santa Claus Village.

For ratings, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi driving holiday planner.

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia to Rovaniemi is an approximately 15- hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference moving from Arabian Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Riyadh in August; daily highs in Rovaniemi reach 20°C and lows reach 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can go by car to Akaslompolo.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Wildlife Museums Outdoors
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Arktikum ©
Arktikum
Safaris
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village

1
night
Akaslompolo

Akaslompolo ©
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): look for gifts at Akaslompolo Sportshop, then see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, and then get outside with Seven Fells Up.

For maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Akaslompolo trip itinerary builder tool.

Traveling by car from Rovaniemi to Akaslompolo takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Akaslompolo are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) 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 23rd (Thu): grab your bike and head to Levi Ski Resort.

To find maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Levi holiday planning tool.

You can take a bus from Akaslompolo to Levi in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in August, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to travel to Inari.

Things to do in Levi

Trails Parks Outdoors
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort

1
night
Inari

Inari ©
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 24th (Fri): get a taste of life in the country at Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus, then examine the collection at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center, and then hike along Juutua Nature Trail.

To find where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Inari planner.

You can do a combination of flight and shuttle from Levi to Inari in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Inari are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to travel to Tampere.

Things to do in Inari

Museums Trails Parks
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Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center
Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus ©
Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus

2
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Sarkanniemi Theme Park and Aleksanterin Kirkko are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Step out of the city life by going to Hatanpaa Arboretum and Rauhaniemi Beach. And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at Vapriikin Museokeskus, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tampereen Tuomiokirkko, enjoy the sand and surf at Suolijarvi Beach, and enjoy breathtaking views from Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower.

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You can do a combination of shuttle, flight, and train from Inari to Tampere in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. When traveling from Inari in August, plan for a bit warmer days in Tampere, with highs around 23°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Museums Childrens Museums
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Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park
Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko ©
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko

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