9 days in Lapland & Lakeland Itinerary

9 days in Lapland & Lakeland Itinerary

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9 days in Lapland & Lakeland Itinerary

Start: Riyadh
Fly:  20​h
1
Rovaniemi
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Akaslompolo
— 1 night
bus:  1​h 15​min
3
Levi
— 1 night
4
Inari
— 1 night
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), get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, take an exotic tour of a safari tour, and then find something for the whole family at Santa Claus Village.

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Riyadh, Saudi Arabia to Rovaniemi is an approximately 20-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Arabia Standard Time to Eastern European Time is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Riyadh in August, things will get colder in Rovaniemi: highs are around 20°C and lows about 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) to allow time to drive to Akaslompolo.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

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

1
night
Akaslompolo

Akaslompolo ©
On the 22nd (Wed), stop by Akaslompolo Sportshop, then take an exotic tour of a safari tour, and then get outside with Seven Fells Up.

To find traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Akaslompolo vacation planning tool .

Drive from Rovaniemi to Akaslompolo in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August in Akaslompolo, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to drive 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.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): ski along the peaceful trails at Levi Ski Resort.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Levi day trip site .

Traveling by car from Akaslompolo to Levi takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Levi are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Inari.

Things to do in Levi

Parks Adventure Outdoors
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort

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night
Inari

Inari ©
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. On the 24th (Fri), relax in the rural setting at Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus, examine the collection at Siida, and then hike along Juutua Nature Trail.

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Getting from Levi to Inari by combination of bus, flight, and shuttle takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can travel to Tampere.

Things to do in Inari

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

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nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Get in touch with nature at Hatanpaa Arboretum and Rauhaniemi Beach. Tampere Cathedral and Sarkanniemi Theme Park are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Next up on the itinerary: enjoy breathtaking views from Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, examine the collection at Vapriikin Museokeskus, admire the landmark architecture of Aleksanterin Kirkko, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Suolijarvi Beach.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, go to the Tampere road trip app .

You can do a combination of shuttle, flight, and train from Inari to Tampere in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. When traveling from Inari in August, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Tampere: temperatures range from 23°C by day to 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Tampere

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Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park
Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko ©
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko

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