9 days in Lapland Itinerary

9 days in Lapland Itinerary

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9 days in Lapland Itinerary

Start: Istanbul
Fly:  15​h 45​min
1
Inari
— 1 night
+2
shuttle + Fly + bus:  2​h 30​min
2
Levi
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Akaslompolo
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
Fly:  9​h 30​min
End: Istanbul

1
night
Inari

Inari ©
Start off your visit on the 30th (Sun): examine the collection at Siida, relax in the rural setting at Inari Reindeerfarm, and then relax in the rural setting at Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus. Here are some ideas for day two: take some stellar pictures from Otsamo Fell and then get outside with Lake Inari.

For ratings, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Inari trip maker .

Istanbul, Turkey to Inari is an approximately 16-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Istanbul to Inari is minus 1 hour. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from Istanbul in September: high temperatures in Inari hover around 13°C and lows are around 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) so you can travel to Levi.

Things to do in Inari

Outdoors Tours Museums
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Lake Inari ©
Lake Inari
Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus ©
Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus
Siida ©
Siida

2
nights
Levi

Levi ©
Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
On the 2nd (Tue), ski along the peaceful trails at Levi Ski Resort. On the 3rd (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore and take pictures at Ice Karting Levi, then look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, then make a trip to LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery, and finally have some family-friendly fun at Kid's Land.

To see maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Levi sightseeing planner .

Getting from Inari to Levi by combination of shuttle, flight, and bus takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Levi can reach 3°C, while at night they dip to -3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) so you can go by car to Akaslompolo.

Things to do in Levi

Tours Outdoors Winter Sports
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Safaris
Ice Karting Levi ©
Ice Karting Levi

1
night
Akaslompolo

Start off your visit on the 4th (Thu): stop by Akaslompolo Sportshop, then get interesting insight from Tours, and then head outdoors with Seven Fells Up.

To see reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Akaslompolo travel itinerary planner .

You can drive from Levi to Akaslompolo in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In October in Akaslompolo, expect temperatures between 3°C during the day and -3°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Safaris
Akaslompolo Sportshop ©
Akaslompolo Sportshop

3
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Family-friendly places like Santa Claus Village and Safaris will thrill your kids. The adventure continues: get in on the family fun at SantaPark, engage your brain at Pilke Science Centre, see Santa Claus Office, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Rovaniemi Church.

To see where to stay, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi online driving holiday planner .

Traveling by car from Akaslompolo to Rovaniemi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. October in Rovaniemi sees daily highs of 3°C and lows of -1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks Museums Tours
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Arktikum ©
Arktikum
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Safaris

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