9 days in Lapland Itinerary

9 days in Lapland Itinerary

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Fly
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Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Drive
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Luosto
— 1 night
Drive
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Saariselka
— 2 nights
Fly
4
Levi
— 1 night
Drive
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Akaslompolo
— 2 nights
Drive to Kittilä Airport, Fly to London Heathrow Airport

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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.
Here are some ideas for day two: make a trip to Santa Claus Village, then look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, and then get engrossed in the history at Arktikum.

For ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi trip itinerary planning app.

London, UK to Rovaniemi is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from London to Rovaniemi. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from London in September; daily highs in Rovaniemi reach 13°C and lows reach 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can drive to Luosto.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks · Outdoors · Museums · Tours
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1
night
Luosto

Nestled among vast forests and fells, Luosto represents a small idyllic resort village set on the edge of Pyha-Luosto National Park.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Tue): explore the striking landscape of Pyha-Luosto National Park.

To find photos, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Luosto online sightseeing planner.

Getting from Rovaniemi to Luosto by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In September in Luosto, expect temperatures between 14°C during the day and 5°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Saariselka.

Things to do in Luosto

Parks · Nature

Side Trip

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2
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Saariselka

Outdoor pursuits--ranging from cross-country skiing and snowmobiling to reindeer safaris and chasing Northern Lights--draw the largest number of tourists to Saariselka.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Wed): identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Urho Kekkonen National Park. Here are some ideas for day two: hit the slopes at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort.

To find other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Saariselka trip planner.

Traveling by car from Luosto to Saariselka takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Saariselka are 13°C, while nighttime lows are 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports · Tours

Side Trip

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Levi

Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Fri): whizz through the canopy at Levi Ski Resort.

Before you visit Levi, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Traveling by flight from Saariselka to Levi takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Levi are 13°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can drive to Akaslompolo.

Things to do in Levi

Parks · Trails · Adventure · Outdoors
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2
nights
Akaslompolo

Start off your visit on the 15th (Sat): stop by Akaslompolo Sportshop, take an exotic tour of a safari tour, and then get outside with Seven Fells Up. On the next day, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park.

For more things to do, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Akaslompolo trip planner.

You can drive from Levi to Akaslompolo in an hour. Another option is to take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 13°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Outdoors · Parks · Nature · Tours

Side Trip

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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.