11 days in Lapland Itinerary

11 days in Lapland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Lapland travel route planner

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Fly
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Inari
— 1 night
Drive
2
Tankavaara
— 1 night
Drive
3
Pyhatunturi
— 2 nights
Drive
4
Posio
— 2 nights
Drive
5
Syote
— 1 night
Drive
6
Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
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Inari

— 1 night
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 19th (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Saint Tryphon Pechenga Orthodox Church and then take in the pleasant sights at Otsamo Fell. On the 20th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, pause for some serene contemplation at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church, and then stroll through Juutua Nature Trail.

To see photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Inari online vacation planner.

Helsinki to Inari is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Helsinki in July; daily highs in Inari reach 20°C and lows reach 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) so you can travel to Tankavaara.

Things to do in Inari

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Trails · Parks
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Tankavaara

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Wed): see the interesting displays at Gold Prospector Museum.

For more things to do, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Tankavaara trip tool.

You can drive from Inari to Tankavaara in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in July, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Pyhatunturi.

Things to do in Tankavaara

Museums
Find places to stay Jul 20 — 21:
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Pyhatunturi

— 2 nights
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): explore the striking landscape of Pyha-Luosto National Park. Here are some ideas for day two: fly down the slopes at Pyhatunturi and then pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Sodankyla.

For reviews, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Pyhatunturi trip itinerary tool.

You can drive from Tankavaara to Pyhatunturi in 2 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can go by car to Posio.

Things to do in Pyhatunturi

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 21 — 23:

Posio

— 2 nights
Posio is a municipality of Finland. On the 24th (Sat), explore the striking landscape of Riisitunturi National Park. Here are some ideas for day two: head outdoors with Kota-Husky and then explore the striking landscape at Korouoma Canyon.

To see ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Posio trip tool.

Traveling by car from Pyhatunturi to Posio takes 2.5 hours. In July, daytime highs in Posio are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) early enough to travel to Syote.

Things to do in Posio

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife
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Syote

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 26th (Mon): explore the striking landscape of Syote National Park.

For more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read Syote online tour builder.

Getting from Posio to Syote by car takes about 1.5 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) so you can travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Syote

Nature · Parks
Find places to stay Jul 25 — 26:
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Rovaniemi

— 3 nights

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Syvasenvaara Fell and Auttikongas. Get some cultural insight at German Soldier s Cemetery and Santa's House of Snowmobiles. Next up on the itinerary: see what you can catch with a fishing tour and hit the slopes at Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy.

Discover how to plan a Rovaniemi trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Getting from Syote to Rovaniemi by car takes about 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in July, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Wildlife
Find places to stay Jul 26 — 29:

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.