9 days in Lapland Itinerary

9 days in Lapland Itinerary

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9 days in Lapland Itinerary

Start: Newark
Fly:  18​h
1
Luosto
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
2
Inari
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
3
Akaslompolo
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
Fly:  16​h 45​min
End: Newark

1
night
Luosto

Luosto ©
On the 4th (Sat), explore the striking landscape of Pyha-Luosto National Park. Keep things going the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, look for all kinds of wild species at Kopara Reindeer Park, and then admire all the interesting features of Amethyst Mine Lapland.

For reviews, maps, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Luosto road trip website .

Newark, USA to Luosto is an approximately 18-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Eastern European Time (EET) is 7 hours. Traveling from Newark in May, things will get much colder in Luosto: highs are around 51°F and lows about 34°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can drive to Inari.

Things to do in Luosto

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Pyhatunturi
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Kopara Reindeer Park ©
Kopara Reindeer Park
Safaris
Amethyst Mine Lapland ©
Amethyst Mine Lapland

1
night
Inari

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 6th (Mon): pause for some serene contemplation at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church, see the interesting displays at Siida, and then take in the pleasant sights at Otsamo Fell.

To see photos, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Inari holiday planner .

Getting from Luosto to Inari by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In May in Inari, expect temperatures between 49°F during the day and 34°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can go by car to Akaslompolo.

Things to do in Inari

Museums Historic Sites
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Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church
Otsamo Fell ©
Otsamo Fell

2
nights
Akaslompolo

Akaslompolo ©
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Tue): take a memorable tour with Levi Ski Resort. Keep things going the next day: take an exotic tour of a safari tour and then get outside with Seven Fells Up.

For more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Akaslompolo trip planner .

You can drive from Inari to Akaslompolo in 4 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 50°F, and evening lows to 34°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Outdoors Tours Adventure

Side Trip

Levi Ski Resort
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Safaris
Seven Fells Up ©
Seven Fells Up

3
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 9th (Thu), identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, engage your brain at Pilke Science Centre, then get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, and finally look for gifts at Your Piece Of Finland. On the 10th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the fascinating underground world of Syvasenvaara Fell, then examine the collection at Santa's House of Snowmobiles, then see Santa Claus Office, and finally get in on the family fun at Santa Claus Village.

For where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi travel route planner.

You can drive from Akaslompolo to Rovaniemi in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Rovaniemi are 51°F, while nighttime lows are 37°F. On the 11th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums Tours Wildlife
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Arktikum ©
Arktikum
Safaris
Santa's House of Snowmobiles ©
Santa's House of Snowmobiles

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