32 days in Lapland Itinerary

32 days in Lapland Itinerary

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32 days in Lapland Itinerary

Start: Riga
Fly:  9​h
Pyhatunturi
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h
Posio
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
Tankavaara
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
Inari
— 5 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
Kilpisjarvi
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
Akaslompolo
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
Rovaniemi
— 10 nights
Fly:  7​h
End: Riga

4
nights
Pyhatunturi

Pyhatunturi ©
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Kopara Reindeer Park and Pyha-Luosto National Park. Explore Pyhatunturi's surroundings by going to Joutsijarven Bunkkerit (in Kemijarvi), Salla Ski Resort (in Salla) and Church of Sodankyla (in Sodankyla).

For reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Pyhatunturi itinerary planning website .

Riga, Latvia to Pyhatunturi is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also drive. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Riga in July; daily highs in Pyhatunturi reach 23°C and lows reach 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Posio.

Things to do in Pyhatunturi

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Sodankyla, Joutsijarven Bunkkerit, Kopara Reindeer Park, Salla Ski Resort
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Kopara Reindeer Park ©
Kopara Reindeer Park
Pyha-Luosto National Park ©
Pyha-Luosto National Park
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3
nights
Posio

Posio ©
Posio is a municipality of Finland. Step off the beaten path and head to Korouoma Canyon and Riisitunturi National Park. Step out of Posio with an excursion to Syote National Park in Syote--about 1h 10 min away. The adventure continues: take in the exciting artwork at Pentik Hill.

To see ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Posio travel tool .

Getting from Pyhatunturi to Posio by car takes about 2.5 hours. In August, daytime highs in Posio are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Tankavaara.

Things to do in Posio

#Parks, #Nature, #Museums

Side Trip

Syote National Park
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Riisitunturi National Park ©
Riisitunturi National Park
Syote National Park ©
Syote National Park
Pentik Hill ©
Pentik Hill

3
nights
Tankavaara

Tankavaara ©
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Urho Kekkonen National Park and Action Park. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Tankavaara: Saariselka (Nature & Wildlife Tours, Shamaan Design - Lappi Shop, & more).

To see ratings, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, use the Tankavaara holiday tool .

Getting from Posio to Tankavaara by car takes about 4 hours. August in Tankavaara sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 9°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can travel to Inari.

Things to do in Tankavaara

#Outdoors, #Theme Parks, #Fun & Games

Side Trip

Saariselka
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Urho Kekkonen National Park ©
Urho Kekkonen National Park
Gold Prospector Museum ©
Gold Prospector Museum
Hippupuoti Gift Shop ©
Hippupuoti Gift Shop

5
nights
Inari

Inari ©
Discover out-of-the-way places like Lake Inari and Inari Reindeerfarm. Spend the 14th (Tue) exploring nature at Lemmenjoki National Park.

For traveler tips, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read Inari tour builder tool .

You can drive from Tankavaara to Inari in 1.5 hours. In August in Inari, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 9°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to travel to Kilpisjarvi.

Things to do in Inari

#Outdoors, #Tours, #Parks

Side Trip

Lemmenjoki National Park
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Lake Inari ©
Lake Inari
Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus ©
Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church

2
nights
Kilpisjarvi

Kilpisjarvi ©
On the 16th (Thu), make a trip to Saana. Keep things going the next day: admire the sheer force of Tsahkal Falls and then make a trip to The Three Nations' Border Point.

For traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Kilpisjarvi tour site .

You can drive from Inari to Kilpisjarvi in 6 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Inari to Kilpisjarvi. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in August, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to travel to Akaslompolo.

Things to do in Kilpisjarvi

#Wildlife, #Parks, #Nature
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Saana ©
Saana

4
nights
Akaslompolo

You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Seven Fells Up and Giewont Husky Adventures. Explore Akaslompolo's surroundings by going to Nature & Wildlife Tours (in Kittila), Kongas (Ounaskievari Reindeer Farm & Levi Huskypark) and Sirkka (G2 Ice Karting Levi & Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm).

For traveler tips, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read our Akaslompolo travel planning website .

You can drive from Kilpisjarvi to Akaslompolo in 3.5 hours. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Kilpisjarvi to Akaslompolo due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in August, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

#Outdoors, #Theme Parks, #Wildlife

Side Trips

Kittila, Sirkka, Kongas, Pakasaivo
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Pakasaivo ©
Pakasaivo
Akaslompolo Sportshop ©
Akaslompolo Sportshop

10
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Lumberjack's Candle Bridge and Feelapland. Change things up with a short trip to Tatuka Palvelut in Ylitornio (about 38 minutes away). There's lots more to do: explore the world behind art at Korundi House of Culture, see the interesting displays at Christmas House Santa, stroll the grounds of German Soldier s Cemetery, and take an in-depth tour of Rovaniemi Local History Museum.

To see ratings, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Rovaniemi online tour itinerary maker .

You can drive from Akaslompolo to Rovaniemi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August in Rovaniemi, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

#Parks, #Museums, #Fun & Games

Side Trip

Tatuka Palvelut
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Auttikongas ©
Auttikongas
Lumberjack's Candle Bridge ©
Lumberjack's Candle Bridge
Korundi House of Culture ©
Korundi House of Culture

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