9 days in Lapland Itinerary

9 days in Lapland Itinerary

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9 days in Lapland Itinerary

Start: Vienna
Fly:  8​h
1
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Luosto
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Inari
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
4
Akaslompolo
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  9​h 45​min
End: Vienna

2
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 25th (Sat), look for gifts at Your Piece Of Finland. On the next day, snap pictures at Lumberjack's Candle Bridge, then explore the fascinating underground world of Syvasenvaara Fell, and then admire the sheer force of Auttikongas.

To see more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi tour app .

Vienna, Austria to Rovaniemi is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time (CET) to Eastern European Time (EET) is 1 hour. In August, Rovaniemi is slightly colder than Vienna - with highs of 20°C and lows of 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Luosto.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Wildlife Tours Nature
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Auttikongas ©
Auttikongas
German Soldier s Cemetery ©
German Soldier s Cemetery
Snowman World Igloo Hotel ©
Snowman World Igloo Hotel

2
nights
Luosto

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 28th (Tue), admire all the interesting features of Amethyst Mine Lapland, then identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Kopara Reindeer Park. Keep things going the next day: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Pyha-Luosto National Park.

To find other places to visit, photos, ratings, and tourist information, use the Luosto trip itinerary builder app .

Getting from Rovaniemi to Luosto by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to drive to Inari.

Things to do in Luosto

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Pyha-Luosto National Park
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Pyha-Luosto National Park ©
Pyha-Luosto National Park
Kopara Reindeer Park ©
Kopara Reindeer Park
Amethyst Mine Lapland ©
Amethyst Mine Lapland

2
nights
Inari

Inari ©
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. Kick off your visit on the 30th (Thu): hike along Juutua Nature Trail, then pause for some serene contemplation at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church, and then head outdoors with Lake Inari. On your second day here, get into the urban bustle at The Sami Cultural Centre Sajos, then relax in the rural setting at Inari Reindeerfarm, and then experience rural life at Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus.

To find ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Inari day trip site .

Traveling by car from Luosto to Inari takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in August, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) to allow time to drive to Akaslompolo.

Things to do in Inari

Outdoors Shopping Trails
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Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church
Lake Inari ©
Lake Inari
Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus ©
Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus

2
nights
Akaslompolo

Akaslompolo ©
On the 1st (Sat), get outside with Scandinavian Adventures and then get outside with Seven Fells Up. Keep things going the next day: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

To find more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Akaslompolo travel planner.

You can drive from Inari to Akaslompolo in 4 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trip

Nature & Wildlife Tours
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Scandinavian Adventures ©
Scandinavian Adventures
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Seven Fells Up ©
Seven Fells Up

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