9 days in Lapland Itinerary

9 days in Lapland Itinerary

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9 days in Lapland Itinerary

London
Fly:  14​h 45​min
Inari
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
Luosto
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
Salla
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
Posio
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 45​min
London

2
days
Inari

Inari ©
On the 5th (Thu), hike along Juutua Nature Trail, then pause for some serene contemplation at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church, and then head outdoors with Lake Inari. On the next day, take a stroll around The Sami Cultural Centre Sajos, then relax in the rural setting at Inari Reindeerfarm, and then relax in the rural setting at Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus.

To see where to stay, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Inari online road trip planner .

London, UK to Inari is an approximately 15-hour flight. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from London to Inari. Traveling from London in July, expect Inari to be slightly colder, temps between 20°C and 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Luosto.

Things to do in Inari

#Outdoors, #Tours, #Shopping
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Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church
Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus ©
Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus
Inari Reindeerfarm ©
Inari Reindeerfarm

2
days
Luosto

Luosto ©
On the 7th (Sat), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Sodankyla, then identify plant and animal life at Kopara Reindeer Park, and then take an exotic tour of a safari tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the striking landscape of Pyha-Luosto National Park.

To find more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Luosto trip itinerary planning app .

Drive from Inari to Luosto in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in July, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to travel to Salla.

Things to do in Luosto

#Parks, #Nature, #Wildlife

Side Trips

Pyhatunturi, Church of Sodankyla
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Kopara Reindeer Park ©
Kopara Reindeer Park
Safaris
Church of Sodankyla ©
Church of Sodankyla

1
day
Salla

Salla ©
Salla is a municipality of Finland, located in Lapland. Start off your visit on the 9th (Mon): hit the slopes at Salla Ski Resort, steep yourself in history at Paikanselan Taistelualue, and then get engrossed in the history at Salla Museum of War & Reconstruction.

To see where to stay, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read Salla online tour planner .

Traveling by car from Luosto to Salla takes 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in July, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) so you can travel to Posio.

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#Winter Sports, #Parks, #Outdoors
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Salla Ski Resort ©
Salla Ski Resort

1
day
Posio

Posio ©
Posio is a municipality of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Tue): explore the striking landscape of Riisitunturi National Park.

To see traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Posio trip planner .

Drive from Salla to Posio in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in July, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Rovaniemi.

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#Parks, #Nature
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Riisitunturi National Park ©
Riisitunturi National Park

2
days
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Wed): take in the views from Lumberjack's Candle Bridge, browse the collection at Rovaniemi City Library, explore the fascinating underground world of Syvasenvaara Fell, then explore the different monuments and memorials at German Soldier s Cemetery, and finally explore the world behind art at Korundi House of Culture. On the 12th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: have fun at Snowman World Igloo Hotel, see the interesting displays at Santa's House of Snowmobiles, and then stroll through Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy.

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Drive from Posio to Rovaniemi in 2 hours. In July in Rovaniemi, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

#Parks, #Winter Sports, #Outdoors
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Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy ©
Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy
German Soldier s Cemetery ©
German Soldier s Cemetery
Santa's House of Snowmobiles ©
Santa's House of Snowmobiles

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