13 days in Lapland Itinerary

13 days in Lapland Itinerary

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13 days in Lapland Itinerary

Start: Vancouver
Fly:  19​h 15​min
1
Posio
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 15​min
2
Inari
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Kittila
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
4
Rovaniemi
— 4 nights
Fly:  19​h 15​min
End: Vancouver

1
night
Posio

Posio ©
Posio is a municipality of Finland. Start off your visit on the 1st (Thu): take in the exciting artwork at Pentik Hill.

To find maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Posio travel planner .

Vancouver, Canada to Posio is an approximately 19.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Vancouver to Posio is 10 hours. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Vancouver in August; daily highs in Posio reach 19°C and lows reach 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) so you can travel to Inari.

Things to do in Posio

Parks Nature Museums
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Riisitunturi National Park ©
Riisitunturi National Park
Pentik Hill ©
Pentik Hill

3
nights
Inari

Inari ©
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church and Saint Tryphon Pechenga Orthodox Church. Visiting Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus and Urho Kekkonen National Park will get you outdoors. When in Inari, make a side trip to see Gold Prospector Museum in Tankavaara, approximately 1h 30 min away. Spend the 6th (Tue) exploring nature at Lemmenjoki National Park.

To see ratings, photos, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Inari trip itinerary website .

You can drive from Posio to Inari in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In August in Inari, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Kittila.

Things to do in Inari

Outdoors Tours Trails

Side Trips

Lemmenjoki National Park, Gold Prospector Museum, Urho Kekkonen National Park
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Gold Prospector Museum ©
Gold Prospector Museum
Urho Kekkonen National Park ©
Urho Kekkonen National Park
Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus ©
Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus

2
nights
Kittila

Kittila ©
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. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Wed): don't miss a visit to Giewont Husky Adventures and then get outside with Seven Fells Up. On the next day, surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour and then look for gifts at Elan Ski Shop & Rental.

For where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Kittila driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Inari to Kittila in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can go by car to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Kittila

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Seven Fells Up, Elan Ski Shop & Rental
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Elan Ski Shop & Rental ©
Elan Ski Shop & Rental
Nature & Wildlife Tours

4
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Step off the beaten path and head to Kopara Reindeer Park and Kemi Church. Church of Sodankyla and German Soldier s Cemetery will appeal to history buffs. Take a break from Rovaniemi with a short trip to Sampo Icebreaker in Kemi, about 1h 55 min away. Next up on the itinerary: catch some excitement at Feelapland, examine the collection at Santa's House of Snowmobiles, stop by Your Piece Of Finland, and take an in-depth tour of Rovaniemi Local History Museum.

For other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi vacation maker website .

Drive from Kittila to Rovaniemi in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Wildlife Parks Trails

Side Trips

Kemi, Church of Sodankyla, Kopara Reindeer Park
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Kopara Reindeer Park ©
Kopara Reindeer Park
Church of Sodankyla ©
Church of Sodankyla
German Soldier s Cemetery ©
German Soldier s Cemetery

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