15 days in Lapland Itinerary

15 days in Lapland Itinerary

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15 days in Lapland Itinerary

Start: Rovaniemi
Drive:  2​h 15​min
1
Posio
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Salla
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Luosto
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
4
Inari
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Tankavaara
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
6
Akaslompolo
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
7
Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
End: Rovaniemi

1
night
Posio

Posio ©
Posio is a municipality of Finland. Start off your visit on the 1st (Wed): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Riisitunturi National Park. On the 2nd (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the exciting artwork at Pentik Hill and then explore the striking landscape at Korouoma Canyon.

For ratings, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Posio trip planning website .

Rovaniemi to Posio is an approximately 2-hour car ride. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in August, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can travel to Salla.

Things to do in Posio

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

1
night
Salla

Salla ©
Salla is a municipality of Finland, located in Lapland. Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): fly down the slopes at Salla Ski Resort, steep yourself in history at Paikanselan Taistelualue, and then learn about all things military at Salla Museum of War & Reconstruction.

To find where to stay, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Salla trip planner .

Getting from Posio to Salla by car takes about 2 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Salla can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can travel to Luosto.

Things to do in Salla

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports
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Salla Ski Resort ©
Salla Ski Resort

1
night
Luosto

Luosto ©
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sat): see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, identify plant and animal life at Kopara Reindeer Park, and then admire all the interesting features of Amethyst Mine Lapland.

For reviews, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Luosto online trip builder .

Traveling by car from Salla to Luosto takes 2 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Luosto can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Inari.

Things to do in Luosto

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Safaris
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Kopara Reindeer Park ©
Kopara Reindeer Park
Safaris
Amethyst Mine Lapland ©
Amethyst Mine Lapland

4
nights
Inari

Inari ©
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church and Siida. Get outdoors at Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus and Tuula's Reindeer. Spend the 7th (Tue) exploring nature at Lemmenjoki National Park.

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Traveling by car from Luosto to Inari takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. August in Inari sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can travel to Tankavaara.

Things to do in Inari

Outdoors Tours Trails

Side Trip

Lemmenjoki National Park
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Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church
Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus ©
Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus
Lake Inari ©
Lake Inari

2
nights
Tankavaara

Tankavaara ©
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Thu): examine the collection at Gold Prospector Museum, then take a memorable tour with Tours, and then explore the striking landscape of Urho Kekkonen National Park. Keep things going the next day: enjoy some diversion at Action Park and then find something for the whole family at Angry Birds Activity Park.

To find photos, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, use the Tankavaara online visit planner .

Drive from Inari to Tankavaara in 1.5 hours. August in Tankavaara sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to travel to Akaslompolo.

Things to do in Tankavaara

Outdoors Theme Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Saariselka
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Gold Prospector Museum ©
Gold Prospector Museum
Urho Kekkonen National Park ©
Urho Kekkonen National Park

2
nights
Akaslompolo

Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sat): take an in-depth tour of Samiland and then head outdoors with Seven Fells Up. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Sun): explore the activities along Pakasaivo, then steep yourself in history at Keimioniemi Fishing Cabins, and then surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

To see maps, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Akaslompolo trip site .

Getting from Tankavaara to Akaslompolo by car takes about 3 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Akaslompolo can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Muonio, Nature & Wildlife Tours, Samiland
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Pakasaivo ©
Pakasaivo

3
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Take a break from the city and head to Syvasenvaara Fell and Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy. Get some cultural insight at Korundi House of Culture and Christmas House Santa. There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Santa's House of Snowmobiles, browse the collection at Rovaniemi City Library, snap pictures at Lumberjack's Candle Bridge, and take in the dramatic scenery at Auttikongas.

To see ratings, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi trip app .

You can drive from Akaslompolo to Rovaniemi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Rovaniemi are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks Museums Nature
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Auttikongas ©
Auttikongas
German Soldier s Cemetery ©
German Soldier s Cemetery
Santa's House of Snowmobiles ©
Santa's House of Snowmobiles

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