9 days in Lapland Itinerary

9 days in Lapland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Lapland visit planner

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Fly to Kittilä Airport, Drive to Akaslompolo
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Akaslompolo
— 2 nights
Fly
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Saariselka
— 2 nights
Drive
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Rovaniemi
— 4 nights
Fly

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Akaslompolo

— 2 nights
Venture out of the city with trips to Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park (in Muonio) and Levi Ski Resort (in Levi).

To see more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Akaslompolo trip planner.

Zurich, Switzerland to Akaslompolo is an approximately 10-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Zurich to Akaslompolo due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Zurich in September, things will get slightly colder in Akaslompolo: highs are around 13°C and lows about 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can fly to Saariselka.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Winter Sports

Side Trips

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Saariselka

— 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Sat): examine the collection at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center and then see exotic creatures in open habitats at Visit Inari Safaris & Accommodation. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Sun): explore the striking landscape of Urho Kekkonen National Park.

For ratings, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read Saariselka route planner.

Traveling by flight from Akaslompolo to Saariselka takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. September in Saariselka sees daily highs of 13°C and lows of 4°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors · Trails · Winter Sports · Nature

Side Trip

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Rovaniemi

— 4 nights

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Get out of town with these interesting Rovaniemi side-trips: Amethyst Mine Lapland (in Luosto) and Ranua Zoo (in Ranua). There's much more to do: take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, make a trip to Santa Claus Village, see the interesting displays at Christmas House Santa, and pause for some serene contemplation at Rovaniemi Church.

For ratings, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read Rovaniemi road trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Saariselka to Rovaniemi takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. September in Rovaniemi sees daily highs of 13°C and lows of 6°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums · Parks · Wildlife · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

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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.