12 days in Lapland Itinerary

12 days in Lapland Itinerary

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12 days in Lapland Itinerary

Start: Brussels
Train + Fly:  8​h
1
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Levi
— 2 nights
Bus:  1​h 15​min
3
Akaslompolo
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
4
Kilpisjarvi
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
5
Inari
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 30​min
6
Posio
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h
7
Pyhatunturi
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  10​h 15​min
End: Brussels

2
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Here are some ideas for day two: engage your brain at Pilke Science Centre, then take an exotic tour of a safari tour, then see Santa Claus Office, and finally get in on the family fun at Santa Claus Village.

To find more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, use the Rovaniemi road trip planner.

Brussels, Belgium to Rovaniemi is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Brussels to Rovaniemi. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Brussels in August, with highs in Rovaniemi at 20°C and lows at 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can drive to Levi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks Museums Outdoors
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Arktikum ©
Arktikum
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village

2
nights
Levi

Levi ©
Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sun): take a memorable tour with Levi Ski Resort. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: make a trip to LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery, then get interesting insight from Tours, then don't miss a visit to Snow Village, and finally admire all the interesting features of Ice Karting Levi.

For reviews, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read Levi day trip planner .

Traveling by car from Rovaniemi to Levi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Levi can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Akaslompolo.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors Tours Trails

Side Trip

Lapland Hotels SnowVillage
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Icekarting Levi ©
Icekarting Levi
Lapland Hotels SnowVillage ©
Lapland Hotels SnowVillage

1
night
Akaslompolo

Akaslompolo ©
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Tue): stop by Akaslompolo Sportshop, see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, and then get outside with Seven Fells Up.

To see reviews, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Akaslompolo trip maker tool .

You can drive from Levi to Akaslompolo in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Akaslompolo are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to travel to Kilpisjarvi.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Seven Fells Up ©
Seven Fells Up
Akaslompolo Sportshop ©
Akaslompolo Sportshop
Safaris

1
night
Kilpisjarvi

Kilpisjarvi ©
On the 29th (Wed), get outside with Kukkolankoski and then don't miss a visit to Saana.

To see maps, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Kilpisjarvi trip planner.

Traveling by car from Akaslompolo to Kilpisjarvi takes 3.5 hours. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Akaslompolo to Kilpisjarvi due to the time zone difference. In August in Kilpisjarvi, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to travel to Inari.

Things to do in Kilpisjarvi

Outdoors Nature Parks

Side Trip

Kukkolankoski
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Saana ©
Saana

1
night
Inari

Inari ©
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. On the 30th (Thu), head outdoors with Lake Inari and then take in the pleasant sights at Otsamo Fell. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at Siida, then experience rural life at Inari Reindeerfarm, and then relax in the rural setting at Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus.

To find ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Inari online trip maker .

Getting from Kilpisjarvi to Inari by car takes about 6 hours. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time to Eastern European Time is 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in August, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) so you can travel to Posio.

Things to do in Inari

Outdoors Museums
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Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©
Lake Inari ©
Lake Inari
Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus ©
Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus

1
day
Posio

Posio ©
Posio is a municipality of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sat): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Riisitunturi National Park.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Posio using our trip planner.

Traveling by car from Inari to Posio takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In September, daytime highs in Posio are 13°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) early enough to travel to Pyhatunturi.

Things to do in Posio

Nature Parks
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Riisitunturi National Park ©
Riisitunturi National Park

2
nights
Pyhatunturi

Pyhatunturi ©
On the 2nd (Sun), explore the striking landscape of Pyha-Luosto National Park.

To see traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Pyhatunturi trip itinerary planner .

You can drive from Posio to Pyhatunturi in 2.5 hours. In September in Pyhatunturi, expect temperatures between 14°C during the day and 5°C at night. On the 3rd (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Pyhatunturi

Nature Parks

Side Trip

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

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