15 days in Lapland Itinerary

15 days in Lapland Itinerary

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Fly to Rovaniemi Airport, Drive to Luosto
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Luosto
— 2 nights
Drive
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Inari
— 4 nights
Drive
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Levi
— 1 night
Drive
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Akaslompolo
— 2 nights
Drive
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Kemi
— 1 night
Drive
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Rovaniemi
— 4 nights
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Luosto

— 2 nights
Nestled among vast forests and fells, Luosto represents a small idyllic resort village set on the edge of Pyha-Luosto National Park.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sun): identify plant and animal life at Kopara Reindeer Park and then discover the riches below the earth's surface at Amethyst Mine Lapland.

For ratings, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Luosto trip app.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Luosto is an approximately 10-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. In August, Luosto is little chillier than Amsterdam - with highs of 20°C and lows of 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Inari.

Things to do in Luosto

Parks · Wildlife
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Inari

— 4 nights
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. Step off the beaten path and head to Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church and Lemmenjoki National Park. Visiting Urho Kekkonen National Park and Juutua Nature Trail will get you outdoors. Change things up with a short trip to Nature & Wildlife Tours in Ivalo (about 42 minutes away). There's much more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Saint Tryphon Pechenga Orthodox Church, tour or see a show at The Sami Cultural Centre Sajos, and get outside with Lake Inari.

For ratings, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read Inari road trip site.

Traveling by car from Luosto to Inari takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. In August, daily temperatures in Inari can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can go by car to Levi.

Things to do in Inari

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Tours

Side Trips

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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.
On the 17th (Fri), relax in the rural setting at Ounaskievari Reindeer Farm and then get in on the family fun at Levi Huskypark. On the next day, don't miss a visit to Giewont Husky Adventures, look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, and then explore the world behind art at Museum of Fine Arts Einari Junttila.

For other places to visit, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read Levi trip maker.

You can drive from Inari to Levi in 4 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Levi can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Akaslompolo.

Things to do in Levi

Theme Parks · Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

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Akaslompolo

— 2 nights
Start off your visit on the 19th (Sun): stop by Akaslompolo Sportshop, then see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, and then get outside with Seven Fells Up. On your second day here, steep yourself in history at Keimioniemi Fishing Cabins and then contemplate the waterfront views at Pakasaivo.

To see traveler tips, maps, photos, and tourist information, go to the Akaslompolo vacation maker tool.

Getting from Levi to Akaslompolo by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Akaslompolo are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. On the 20th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Kemi.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Outdoors · Parks · Nature · Tours

Side Trip

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Kemi

— 1 night
Kemi is a town and municipality of Finland. On the 21st (Tue), explore the world behind art at Kemin Jalokivigalleria (Kemi Gemstone Gallery), then admire the striking features of Kemi Church, then stop by Icebreaker Sampo, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Tornio Church.

To see reviews, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Kemi trip planner.

You can drive from Akaslompolo to Kemi in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In August in Kemi, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Kemi

Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

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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.
Explore hidden gems such as Auttikongas and German Soldier s Cemetery. Visit Rovaniemi Church and Rovaniemen ortodoksinen kirkko for their historical value. Change things up with these side-trips from Rovaniemi: Pello (Eeron Polku Trail & Maupertuis Memorial). Next up on the itinerary: Head underground at Syvasenvaara Fell, engage your brain at Pilke Science Centre, don't miss a visit to Lordi's Square, and get a taste of the local shopping with Marttiini Store Old Factory.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read our Rovaniemi trip itinerary website.

Getting from Kemi to Rovaniemi by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. August in Rovaniemi sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 21 — 25:

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.