9 days in Lapland Itinerary

9 days in Lapland Itinerary

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Fly to Rovaniemi Airport, Drive to Luosto
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Luosto
— 1 day
Drive
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Inari
— 2 nights
Drive
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Tankavaara
— 1 night
Drive
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Akaslompolo
— 2 nights
Drive
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Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Fly

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Luosto

Nestled among vast forests and fells, Luosto represents a small idyllic resort village set on the edge of Pyha-Luosto National Park.
On the 18th (Sat), look for all kinds of wild species at Kopara Reindeer Park and then discover the riches below the earth's surface at Amethyst Mine Lapland.

To see other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Luosto holiday planner.

Barcelona, Spain to Luosto is an approximately 12-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Barcelona to Luosto is 1 hour. When traveling from Barcelona in August, plan for slightly colder days and cooler nights in Luosto: temperatures range from 20°C by day to 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Inari.

Things to do in Luosto

Wildlife · Parks
Find places to stay Aug 18 — 19:

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Inari

Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. On the 19th (Sun), see the interesting displays at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center, then relax in the rural setting at Inari Reindeer Farm, and then wander the wide-open spaces of Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus. Keep things going the next day: hike along Juutua Nature Trail, then pause for some serene contemplation at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church, and then get outside with Lake Inari.

To see traveler tips, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Inari trip itinerary planning website.

Traveling by car from Luosto to Inari takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Inari can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Tankavaara.

Things to do in Inari

Outdoors · Museums · Parks · Trails
Find places to stay Aug 18 — 20:

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Tankavaara

On the 21st (Tue), examine the collection at Gold Prospector Museum.

To find maps, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Tankavaara route planning tool.

You can drive from Inari to Tankavaara in 1.5 hours. In August, daytime highs in Tankavaara are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. On the 21st (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Akaslompolo.

Things to do in Tankavaara

Museums
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Akaslompolo

On the 22nd (Wed), get engrossed in the history at Samiland, identify plant and animal life at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm, and then surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour. Keep things going the next day: look for gifts at Akaslompolo Sportshop and then head outdoors with Seven Fells Up.

For reviews, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read Akaslompolo trip builder.

Traveling by car from Tankavaara to Akaslompolo takes 3 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Akaslompolo can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 21 — 23:

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Rovaniemi

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 24th (Fri), explore the fascinating underground world of Syvasenvaara Fell, then explore the different monuments and memorials at German Soldier s Cemetery, then get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, and finally explore the world behind art at Korundi House of Culture. On the 25th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at Santa's House of Snowmobiles and then examine the collection at Christmas House Santa.

For reviews, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi vacation builder.

Getting from Akaslompolo to Rovaniemi by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Rovaniemi are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. On the 25th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums · Nature · Parks · Historic Sites
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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.