12 days in Lapland Itinerary

12 days in Lapland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Lapland trip itinerary planner

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Make it your trip
Fly
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Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Drive
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Levi
— 2 nights
Drive
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Akaslompolo
— 1 night
Drive
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Kilpisjarvi
— 1 night
Drive
5
Inari
— 1 night
Drive
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Posio
— 1 day
Drive
7
Pyhatunturi
— 2 nights
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Rovaniemi

— 2 nights

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Keep things going the next day: engage your brain at Pilke Science Centre, see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, then see Santa Claus Office, and finally make a trip to Santa Claus Village.

For reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Rovaniemi trip itinerary planner.

Brussels, Belgium to Rovaniemi is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET) is 1 hour. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Brussels in August, with highs in Rovaniemi at 20°C and lows at 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can go by car to Levi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks · Museums · Outdoors · Tours
Find places to stay Aug 23 — 25:

Levi

— 2 nights
Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
On the 26th (Sun), grab your bike and head to Levi Ski Resort. On the 27th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the exciting artwork at LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery, then make a trip to Lapland Hotels SnowVillage, and then bet on your favorite at Icekarting Levi.

To find photos, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Levi online trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Rovaniemi to Levi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August in Levi, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 9°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Akaslompolo.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors · Trails · Adventure · Winter Sports

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 25 — 27:

Akaslompolo

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Tue): stop by Akaslompolo Sportshop, then take an exotic tour of a safari tour, and then head outdoors with Seven Fells Up.

For other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Akaslompolo trip itinerary site.

You can drive from Levi to Akaslompolo in an hour. Another option is to take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to travel to Kilpisjarvi.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Shopping
Find places to stay Aug 27 — 28:

Kilpisjarvi

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Wed): stroll through Kukkolankoski and then don't miss a visit to Saana.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Kilpisjarvi trip app.

Getting from Akaslompolo to Kilpisjarvi by car takes about 3.5 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Akaslompolo to Kilpisjarvi. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in August, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can travel to Inari.

Things to do in Kilpisjarvi

Outdoors · Nature · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 28 — 29:
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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. Start off your visit on the 30th (Thu): get outside with Lake Inari and then take in the pleasant sights at Otsamo Fell. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 31st (Fri): examine the collection at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center, relax in the rural setting at Inari Reindeer Farm, and then wander the wide-open spaces of Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus.

To find ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Inari trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Kilpisjarvi to Inari takes 6 hours. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time is 1 hour. In August, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) early enough to travel to Posio.

Things to do in Inari

Outdoors · Museums
Find places to stay Aug 29 — 31:

Posio

— 1 day
Posio is a municipality of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sat): explore the striking landscape of Riisitunturi National Park.

For other places to visit, photos, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Posio road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Inari to Posio takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. In September, plan for daily highs up to 13°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) early enough to drive to Pyhatunturi.

Things to do in Posio

Nature · Parks
Find places to stay Aug 31 — Sep 1:
Highlights from your trip

Pyhatunturi

— 2 nights
On the 2nd (Sun), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Pyha-Luosto National Park.

For photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Pyhatunturi day trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Posio to Pyhatunturi takes 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 14°C in September, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Pyhatunturi

Nature · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 1 — 3:

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.