11 days in Lapland Itinerary

11 days in Lapland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Lapland planner

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Fly to Rovaniemi Airport, Drive to Luosto
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Luosto
— 1 night
Drive
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Saariselka
— 3 nights
Drive
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Kittila
— 2 nights
Drive
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Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
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Luosto

— 1 night
Nestled among vast forests and fells, Luosto represents a small idyllic resort village set on the edge of Pyha-Luosto National Park.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Sun): identify plant and animal life at Kopara Reindeer Park. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Pyha-Luosto National Park.

Make your Luosto itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Athens, Greece to Luosto is an approximately 13-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Athens in July; daily highs in Luosto reach 23°C and lows reach 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Saariselka.

Things to do in Luosto

Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 29 — 30:

Saariselka

— 3 nights
Outdoor pursuits--ranging from cross-country skiing and snowmobiling to reindeer safaris and chasing Northern Lights--draw the largest number of tourists to Saariselka.
Escape the urban bustle at Urho Kekkonen National Park and Lake Inari. Explore hidden gems such as Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church and Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel. Explore Saariselka's surroundings by going to Inari (Inari Reindeer Farm & Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus).

For photos, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Saariselka trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Luosto to Saariselka takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. July in Saariselka sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 11°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can go by car to Kittila.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors · Nature · Parks · Trails

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 30 — Aug 2:

Kittila

— 2 nights
Kittilä is a municipality of Finland and a popular holiday resort.It is located in northern Finland north of the Arctic Circle within the Lapland region. Start off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): make a trip to Giewont Husky Adventures and then head outdoors with Seven Fells Up. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Sat): experience rural life at Ounaskievari Reindeer Farm, look for all kinds of wild species at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm, and then surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

To find reviews, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Kittila road trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Saariselka to Kittila takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in August, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Kittila

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 2 — 4:

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.
Step out of the city life by going to Syvasenvaara Fell and Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy. And it doesn't end there: identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village, take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, and get some fabulous bargains at Marttiini Store Old Factory.

For ratings, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Rovaniemi planner.

Traveling by car from Kittila to Rovaniemi takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Rovaniemi can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Wildlife
Find places to stay Aug 4 — 7:

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.