15 days in Lapland Itinerary

15 days in Lapland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Lapland sightseeing planner

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Make it your trip
Fly
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Inari
— 3 nights
Drive
2
Kilpisjarvi
— 1 night
Drive
3
Levi
— 3 nights
Drive
4
Luosto
— 1 night
Drive
5
Rovaniemi
— 4 nights
Drive
6
Posio
— 2 nights
Drive to Kuusamo Airport, Fly to Helsinki

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Inari

— 3 nights
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. Change things up with these side-trips from Inari: Gold Prospector Museum (in Tankavaara) and Saariselka (Urho Kekkonen National Park & Lapland Safaris Saariselka). There's much more to do: examine the collection at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center, relax in the rural setting at Tuula's Reindeer, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel, and get outside with Lake Inari.

To find maps, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Inari online trip itinerary builder.

Helsinki to Inari is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Helsinki in September, with highs in Inari at 13°C and lows at 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Kilpisjarvi.

Things to do in Inari

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 11 — 14:

Kilpisjarvi

— 1 night
On the 15th (Tue), admire the sheer force of Tsahkal Falls and then don't miss a visit to Saana.

To find ratings, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Kilpisjarvi trip planning site.

Drive from Inari to Kilpisjarvi in 6 hours. Traveling from Inari to Kilpisjarvi, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. September in Kilpisjarvi sees daily highs of 15°C and lows of 7°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) early enough to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Kilpisjarvi

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Nature
Find places to stay Sep 14 — 15:
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Levi

— 3 nights
Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
Get out of town with these interesting Levi side-trips: Lapland Hotels SnowVillage (in Kittila) and Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park (in Muonio). Spend the 17th (Thu) on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort. Next up on the itinerary: identify plant and animal life at Tundra Huskies Husky Safaris, soothe aching muscles at KuruYoga Levi, and don't miss a visit to Giewont Husky Adventures.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Levi online tour planner.

Traveling by car from Kilpisjarvi to Levi takes 3.5 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Kilpisjarvi to Levi. In September, plan for daily highs up to 13°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) so you can drive to Luosto.

Things to do in Levi

Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Adventure

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 15 — 18:

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.
On the 19th (Sat), take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Luosto, discover the riches below the earth's surface at Amethyst Mine Lapland, and then take in breathtaking views at Isokuru.

For more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read our Luosto journey builder site.

You can drive from Levi to Luosto in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 14°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Luosto

Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 18 — 19:

Rovaniemi

— 4 nights

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Go for a jaunt from Rovaniemi to Ranua to see Ranua Zoo about 1 hour away. There's lots more to do: get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, see Santa Claus Office, Head underground at Syvasenvaara Fell, and examine the collection at Christmas House Santa.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi trip maker tool.

Drive from Luosto to Rovaniemi in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September in Rovaniemi, expect temperatures between 13°C during the day and 6°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to travel to Posio.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks · Wildlife · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 19 — 23:

Posio

— 2 nights
Posio is a municipality of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 24th (Thu): get a dose of the wild on Kota-Husky, then explore the striking landscape at Korouoma Canyon, and then take in the exciting artwork at Pentik Hill. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Riisitunturi National Park.

To see traveler tips, photos, ratings, and tourist information, use the Posio attractions planner.

You can drive from Rovaniemi to Posio in 2 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Posio can reach 13°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Posio

Parks · Nature · Shopping · Wildlife
Find places to stay Sep 23 — 25:

Lapland travel guide

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Landmarks · Nightlife · Safaris
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.