13 days in Lapland Itinerary

13 days in Lapland Itinerary

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Rovaniemi
— 1 night
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Akaslompolo
— 1 night
Drive
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Muonio
— 2 nights
Drive
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Enontekio
— 1 night
Drive
5
Levi
— 1 night
Drive
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Inari
— 1 night
Drive
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Saariselka
— 1 night
Drive
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Pyhatunturi
— 1 night
Drive
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Salla
— 1 night
Drive
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Posio
— 1 night
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Rovaniemi
— 1 night
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Rovaniemi

— 1 night

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 28th (Wed), explore the different monuments and memorials at German Soldier s Cemetery and then find something for the whole family at Moomin Snowcastle.

To find ratings, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read our Rovaniemi road trip planner.

Tel Aviv, Israel to Rovaniemi is an approximately 11-hour flight. Traveling from Tel Aviv in July, you will find days in Rovaniemi are a bit cooler (22°C), and nights are much colder (13°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Akaslompolo.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jul 28 — 29:

Akaslompolo

— 1 night
To find other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Akaslompolo online tour planner.

You can drive from Rovaniemi to Akaslompolo in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. In July, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 11°C. On the 30th (Fri), you're off to Muonio.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks
Find places to stay Jul 29 — 30:

Muonio

— 2 nights
Muonio is a municipality of Finland.The town is located in far northern Finland above the Arctic Circle on the country's western border, within the area of the former Lappi province. Kick off your visit on the 30th (Fri): explore the striking landscape of Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 31st (Sat): contemplate the long history of Keimioniemi Fishing Cabins, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Sarkitunturi, then explore the striking landscape at Keimiotunturi Fell, and finally head outdoors with Torassieppi Reindeer Farm & Cottages.

To see maps, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read our Muonio trip itinerary builder tool.

Drive from Akaslompolo to Muonio in an hour. In July, daily temperatures in Muonio can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) early enough to travel to Enontekio.

Things to do in Muonio

Nature · Parks · Winter Sports · Tours
Find places to stay Jul 30 — Aug 1:

Enontekio

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sun): pause for some serene contemplation at Enontekio Church and then make a trip to Jyppyra lookout.

To see where to stay, maps, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Enontekio trip itinerary planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Muonio to Enontekio. In August, daytime highs in Enontekio are 18°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) so you can travel to Levi.

Things to do in Enontekio

Historic Sites
Find places to stay Aug 1 — 2:

Levi

— 1 night
Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): explore the landscape on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort.

For reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Levi trip planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Enontekio to Levi. In August, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can drive to Inari.

Things to do in Levi

Adventure · Winter Sports · Tours · Outdoors
Find places to stay Aug 2 — 3:
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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 3rd (Tue): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint Tryphon Pechenga Orthodox Church, then head outdoors with Lake Inari, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church.

To find reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Inari day trip app.

You can drive from Levi to Inari in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or 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 4th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Saariselka.

Things to do in Inari

Historic Sites · Outdoors
Find places to stay Aug 3 — 4:

Saariselka

— 1 night
Outdoor pursuits--ranging from cross-country skiing and snowmobiling to reindeer safaris and chasing Northern Lights--draw the largest number of tourists to Saariselka.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Wed): surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour and then explore the striking landscape of Urho Kekkonen National Park.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Saariselka trip planner.

You can drive from Inari to Saariselka in an hour. Another option is to take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in August, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Pyhatunturi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors · Winter Sports · Nature · Trails
Find places to stay Aug 4 — 5:

Pyhatunturi

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Thu): explore the striking landscape of Pyha-Luosto National Park.

To find traveler tips, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Pyhatunturi trip itinerary builder app.

Drive from Saariselka to Pyhatunturi in 2.5 hours. In August, daytime highs in Pyhatunturi are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Salla.

Things to do in Pyhatunturi

Nature · Parks
Find places to stay Aug 5 — 6:
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Salla

— 1 night
Salla is a municipality of Finland, located in Lapland. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Fri): steep yourself in history at Paikanselan Taistelualue and then take an in-depth tour of Salla Museum of War & Reconstruction.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Salla trip builder tool.

Traveling by car from Pyhatunturi to Salla takes 2 hours. In August in Salla, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 10°C at night. On the 7th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Posio.

Things to do in Salla

Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Aug 6 — 7:

Posio

— 1 night
Posio is a municipality of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sat): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Riisitunturi National Park.

For ratings, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Posio travel planner.

Getting from Salla to Posio by car takes about 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in August, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Posio

Nature · Parks
Find places to stay Aug 7 — 8:
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Rovaniemi

— 1 night

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

On the 8th (Sun), get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, then explore the fascinating underground world of Syvasenvaara Fell, then see Santa Claus Office, and finally don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read Rovaniemi online vacation planner.

You can drive from Posio to Rovaniemi in 2 hours. You'll have a few hours on the 9th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums · Nature · Parks · Shopping
Find places to stay Aug 8 — 9:

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.