9 days in Lapland & Lakeland Itinerary

9 days in Lapland & Lakeland Itinerary

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Fly
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Rovaniemi
— 1 day
Drive
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Akaslompolo
— 1 night
Drive
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Levi
— 1 night
Fly
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Inari
— 1 night
Fly to Helsinki, Train to Tampere
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Tampere
— 2 nights
Train to Helsinki, Fly to Riyadh

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Rovaniemi

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

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 where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi driving holiday planner.

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia to Rovaniemi is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. 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 · Outdoors · Museums · Tours
Find places to stay Aug 21 — 22:

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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.

To find maps, other places to visit, more things to do, 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 drive to Levi.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Shopping
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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.

For traveler tips, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, use the Levi holiday planning tool.

You can drive from Akaslompolo to Levi in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. 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

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Adventure
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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 see other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Inari planner.

You can fly 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 · Outdoors · Parks · Trails
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Tampere

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Sarkanniemi Theme Park and Tampereen Tuomiokirkko are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Step out of the city life by going to Hatanpaa Arboretum and Rauhaniemi Beach. There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Vapriikin Museokeskus, enjoy breathtaking views from Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, admire the landmark architecture of Aleksanterin Kirkko, and enjoy the sand and surf at Suolijarvi Beach.

To see maps, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read Tampere trip planner.

Getting from Inari to Tampere by combination of flight and train takes about 6 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and train. When traveling from Inari in August, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Tampere: temperatures range from 23°C by day to 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums · Childrens Museums
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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.