15 days in Lapland Itinerary

15 days in Lapland Itinerary

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15 days in Lapland Itinerary

Start: Zurich
Fly + Drive:  10​h 45​min
1
Kongas
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Inari
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Pyhatunturi
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Posio
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Rovaniemi
— 5 nights
Fly:  8​h
End: Zurich

1
night
Kongas

Kongas ©
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sat): get engrossed in the history at Samiland, find something for the whole family at Levi Huskypark, and then experience rural life at Ounaskievari Reindeer Farm.

For reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Kongas trip planner .

Zurich, Switzerland to Kongas is an approximately 11-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time to Eastern European Time is 1 hour. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Zurich in July, with highs in Kongas at 22°C and lows at 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Inari.

Things to do in Kongas

Museums Theme Parks

Side Trip

Samiland
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Levi Huskypark ©
Levi Huskypark

4
nights
Inari

Inari ©
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church and Tuula's Reindeer. Change things up with these side-trips from Inari: Saariselka (Angry Birds Activity Park & Hippupuoti Gift Shop) and Gold Prospector Museum (in Tankavaara). Spend the 14th (Tue) exploring nature at Lemmenjoki National Park. The adventure continues: wander the wide-open spaces of Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus, pause for some serene contemplation at Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Saint Tryphon Pechenga Orthodox Church, and see the interesting displays at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center.

To see ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Inari day trip planning tool .

You can drive from Kongas to Inari in 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in July, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Pyhatunturi.

Things to do in Inari

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Saariselka, Gold Prospector Museum, Lemmenjoki National Park
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Lemmenjoki National Park ©
Lemmenjoki National Park
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church
Angry Birds Activity Park ©
Angry Birds Activity Park

1
night
Pyhatunturi

Pyhatunturi ©
On the 16th (Thu), get out on two wheels at Luosto Adventures and then explore the striking landscape of Pyha-Luosto National Park.

To see reviews, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Pyhatunturi online travel route planner .

Traveling by car from Inari to Pyhatunturi takes 3.5 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Pyhatunturi can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to travel to Posio.

Things to do in Pyhatunturi

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trip

Luosto Adventures
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Pyha-Luosto National Park ©
Pyha-Luosto National Park

3
nights
Posio

Posio ©
Posio is a municipality of Finland. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Korouoma Canyon and Syote National Park. Spend the 18th (Sat) exploring nature at Riisitunturi National Park. Next up on the itinerary: view the masterpieces at Pentik Hill.

Plan trip to Posio with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Getting from Pyhatunturi to Posio by car takes about 2.5 hours. In July, daytime highs in Posio are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Posio

Parks Nature Shopping

Side Trip

Syote National Park
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Korouoma Canyon ©
Korouoma Canyon
Riisitunturi National Park ©
Riisitunturi National Park
Syote National Park ©
Syote National Park

5
nights
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Get outdoors at Syvasenvaara Fell and Auttikongas. Step off the beaten path and head to Fishing Charters & Tours and Rovaniemi Local History Museum. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Rovaniemi: Sodankyla (Museum - Gallery Alariesto & Church of Sodankyla). The adventure continues: look for all kinds of wild species at Poro Farmi, find something for the whole family at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, browse the collection at Rovaniemi City Library, and make a trip to Marttiinin Wanha Tehdas.

To find photos, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read Rovaniemi holiday maker site .

You can drive from Posio to Rovaniemi in 2 hours. In July in Rovaniemi, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Wildlife Parks Theme Parks

Side Trip

Sodankyla
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Fishing Charters & Tours
Auttikongas ©
Auttikongas
Moomin Snowcastle ©
Moomin Snowcastle

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