9 days in Lapland Itinerary

9 days in Lapland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Lapland trip planner

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Make it your trip
Fly
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Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Drive
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Posio
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Pyhatunturi
— 3 nights
Drive to Rovaniemi Airport, Fly to Washington

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Rovaniemi

— 2 nights

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Explore hidden gems such as Photography Tours and Syvasenvaara Fell. Attractions like Auttikongas and Santa Claus Village make great kid-friendly stops. There's more to do: take an exotic tour of a safari tour.

For other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi trip itinerary builder website.

Washington, USA to Rovaniemi is an approximately 18-hour flight. Traveling from Washington to Rovaniemi, you'll lose 7 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Washington in October, you will find days in Rovaniemi are cooler (37°F), and nights are a bit cooler (30°F). Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) early enough to travel to Posio.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Parks
Find places to stay Oct 25 — 28:

Posio

— 2 nights
Posio is a municipality of Finland. On the 29th (Fri), explore the striking landscape of Riisitunturi National Park. Here are some ideas for day two: identify plant and animal life at Kota-Husky and then explore the striking landscape at Korouoma Canyon.

To see reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Posio trip itinerary planning tool.

Traveling by car from Rovaniemi to Posio takes 2 hours. In October, daytime highs in Posio are 37°F, while nighttime lows are 29°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Pyhatunturi.

Things to do in Posio

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors
Find places to stay Oct 28 — 30:

Pyhatunturi

— 3 nights
Start off your visit on the 31st (Sun): fly down the slopes at Pyhatunturi and then do some two-wheel cruising with Luosto Adventures. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 1st (Mon): explore the striking landscape of Pyha-Luosto National Park.

To see photos, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Pyhatunturi trip planner.

Drive from Posio to Pyhatunturi in 2.5 hours. In October, daytime highs in Pyhatunturi are 37°F, while nighttime lows are 28°F. You will leave for home on the 2nd (Tue).

Things to do in Pyhatunturi

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Winter Sports

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 30 — Nov 2:

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.