9 days in Lapland Itinerary

9 days in Lapland Itinerary

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Train to Copenhagen Airport, Fly to Rovaniemi
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Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Drive
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Akaslompolo
— 2 nights
Drive
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Saariselka
— 3 nights
Drive
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Luosto
— 1 night
Drive to Rovaniemi Airport, Fly to Malmö Sturup Airport

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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 next day, get curious at Pilke Science Centre, then identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, then see Santa Claus Office, and finally don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village.

For reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Rovaniemi tour itinerary planning site.

Malmo, Sweden to Rovaniemi is an approximately 7.5-hour combination of train and flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET) is 1 hour. In July, Rovaniemi is slightly colder than Malmo - with highs of 22°C and lows of 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Akaslompolo.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks · Museums · Outdoors · Tours
Find places to stay Jul 13 — 15:

Akaslompolo

— 2 nights
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Mon): explore the landscape on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort. On the 17th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: don't miss a visit to Lapland Hotels SnowVillage, then don't miss a visit to Giewont Husky Adventures, and then join the crowd at Icekarting Levi.

For more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Akaslompolo online visit planner.

You can drive from Rovaniemi to Akaslompolo in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can go by car to Saariselka.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Tours · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Trails

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 15 — 17:

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Saariselka side-trips: Inari (Lake Inari, Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center, &more). categoryPhrases.sentence.On_the_day_spend_an_exhilarating_day_on_the_slopes_at. There's still lots to do: fly down the slopes at Urho Kekkonen National Park.

To see ratings, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read Saariselka day trip planner.

You can drive from Akaslompolo to Saariselka in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a bus. July in Saariselka sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 11°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Luosto.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors · Winter Sports · Parks · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 17 — 20:

Luosto

— 1 night
Nestled among vast forests and fells, Luosto represents a small idyllic resort village set on the edge of Pyha-Luosto National Park.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Sat): discover the riches below the earth's surface at Amethyst Mine Lapland.

For ratings, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Luosto online tour planner.

You can drive from Saariselka to Luosto in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Luosto are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.
Find places to stay Jul 20 — 21:
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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.