9 days in Lapland Itinerary

9 days in Lapland Itinerary

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9 days in Lapland Itinerary

Start: Auckland
Fly:  31​h
1
Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Luosto
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Akaslompolo
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
4
Inari
— 1 night
Fly:  36​h
End: Auckland

1
night
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Sun): look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, get curious at Pilke Science Centre, then get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, and finally stop by Your Piece Of Finland. Keep things going the next day: Head underground at Syvasenvaara Fell, then examine the collection at Santa's House of Snowmobiles, then enjoy some diversion at Santa Claus Office, and finally find something for the whole family at Santa Claus Village.

For where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi road trip planning app .

Auckland, New Zealand to Rovaniemi is an approximately 31-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 10 hours traveling from Auckland to Rovaniemi. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Auckland in April; daily highs in Rovaniemi reach 3°C and lows reach -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Luosto.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

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

1
night
Luosto

Luosto ©
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Tue): see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, look for all kinds of wild species at Kopara Reindeer Park, and then admire all the interesting features of Amethyst Mine Lapland.

To find ratings, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Luosto travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Rovaniemi to Luosto takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 3°C in April, and nighttime lows around -5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can go by car to Akaslompolo.

Things to do in Luosto

Wildlife Outdoors Tours

Side Trip

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

2
nights
Akaslompolo

On the 24th (Wed), get outside with Seven Fells Up and then see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour. On the 25th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: ski along the peaceful trails at Levi Ski Resort.

For more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read our Akaslompolo trip itinerary builder tool .

Drive from Luosto to Akaslompolo in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 3°C, and evening lows to -4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to drive to Inari.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Outdoors Tours Winter Sports

Side Trip

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

1
night
Inari

Inari ©
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. On the 26th (Fri), pause for some serene contemplation at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church, see the interesting displays at Siida, and then go for a walk through Otsamo Fell.

To find other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Inari journey planner.

You can drive from Akaslompolo to Inari in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 3°C, and evening lows to -6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

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

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