9 days in Lapland Itinerary

9 days in Lapland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Lapland trip planner

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Fly to Rovaniemi Airport, Drive to Pyhatunturi
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Pyhatunturi
— 1 night
Drive
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Inari
— 2 nights
Fly
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Levi
— 2 nights
Drive
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Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
Fly

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Pyhatunturi

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Sat): go deep underground at Amethyst Mine Lapland and then explore the striking landscape of Pyha-Luosto National Park.

For photos, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Pyhatunturi travel website.

Istanbul, Turkey to Pyhatunturi is an approximately 10-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Istanbul to Pyhatunturi. In October, Pyhatunturi is much colder than Istanbul - with highs of 3°C and lows of -2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sat) early enough to travel to Inari.

Things to do in Pyhatunturi

Nature · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 30 — 31:

Inari

— 2 nights
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. Start off your visit on the 1st (Sun): pause for some serene contemplation at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church, then get great views at Otsamo Fell, and then experience rural life at Tuula's Reindeer. On the next day, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, hike along Juutua Nature Trail, and then see the interesting displays at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center.

To see maps, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Inari trip builder site.

You can drive from Pyhatunturi to Inari in 3.5 hours. October in Inari sees daily highs of 3°C and lows of -2°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Inari

Outdoors · Museums · Tours · Wildlife
Find places to stay Oct 31 — Nov 2:

Levi

— 2 nights
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 3rd (Tue): explore the landscape on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort, bet on your favorite at Icekarting Levi, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm. On your second day here, make a trip to Giewont Husky Adventures, look for gifts at Jemes Sport, then hit the slopes at Yllas Ski Resort, and finally experience rural life at Ounaskievari Reindeer Farm.

To find where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, use the Levi driving holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Inari to Levi takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. November in Levi sees daily highs of -3°C and lows of -11°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 2 — 4:

Rovaniemi

— 3 nights

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Change things up with a short trip to Ranua Zoo in Ranua (about 1 hour away). The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village, get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, engage your brain at Pilke Science Centre, and look for gifts at LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier.

For photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi travel planning tool.

Getting from Levi to Rovaniemi by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In November, daytime highs in Rovaniemi are -2°C, while nighttime lows are -7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks · Museums · Nature · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Nov 4 — 7:

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.