15 days in Lapland Itinerary

15 days in Lapland Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Geneva
Fly + Drive:  10 h
1
Pyhatunturi
— 1 day
Drive:  3 h 45 min
2
Inari
— 4 nights
Shuttle + Fly:  2 h 30 min
3
Levi
— 3 nights
Bus:  1 h 15 min
4
Akaslompolo
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h 15 min
5
Posio
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 15 min
6
Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
Fly:  7 h 45 min
End: Geneva

1
day
Pyhatunturi

Pyhatunturi ©
On the 8th (Thu), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Pyha-Luosto National Park.

To see ratings, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read Pyhatunturi trip itinerary planning tool.

Geneva, Switzerland to Pyhatunturi is an approximately 11- hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Geneva in August, with highs in Pyhatunturi at 20°C and lows at 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Inari.

Things to do in Pyhatunturi

Nature Parks
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Pyha-Luosto National Park ©
Pyha-Luosto National Park

4
nights
Inari

Inari ©
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. Get outdoors at Urho Kekkonen National Park and Lemmenjoki National Park. There's much more to do: examine the collection at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center, go for a walk through Otsamo Fell, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church, and get outside with Lake Inari.

For reviews, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, use the Inari trip planner.

Getting from Pyhatunturi to Inari by car takes about 3.5 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Inari can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Inari

Nature Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Urho Kekkonen National Park, Lemmenjoki National Park
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Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center
Urho Kekkonen National Park ©
Urho Kekkonen National Park
Lemmenjoki National Park ©
Lemmenjoki National Park

3
nights
Levi

Levi ©
Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
Visiting Levi Ski Resort and Elan Ski Shop & Rental will get you outdoors. There's lots more to do: take some stellar pictures from Huippupolku, Peak Trail in Levi, look for all kinds of wild species at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm, bet on your favorite at Icekarting Levi, and shop like a local with LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery.

For reviews, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read Levi road trip planner.

Do a combination of shuttle and flight from Inari to Levi in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in August, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) to allow enough time to take a bus to Akaslompolo.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors Parks Adventure
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Elan Ski Shop & Rental ©
Elan Ski Shop & Rental
Icekarting Levi ©
Icekarting Levi

2
nights
Akaslompolo

Akaslompolo ©
On the 16th (Fri), look for all kinds of wild species at Konijanka Petting Zoo and then head outdoors with Seven Fells Up. On your second day here, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park.

To see reviews, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Akaslompolo online trip builder.

You can take a bus from Levi to Akaslompolo in an hour. Another option is to drive. In August in Akaslompolo, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 9°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to travel to Posio.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park
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Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park ©
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park
Seven Fells Up ©
Seven Fells Up

1
night
Posio

Posio ©
Posio is a municipality of Finland. On the 18th (Sun), explore the striking landscape of Riisitunturi National Park.

To find photos, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Posio trip planner.

You can drive from Akaslompolo to Posio in 4 hours. In August in Posio, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 10°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Posio

Nature Parks
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Riisitunturi National Park ©
Riisitunturi National Park

3
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Rovaniemi is known for wildlife, museums, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Santa Claus Village, get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, see Santa Claus Office, and catch a live event at Lappi Areena.

Plan my day in Rovaniemi using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Traveling by car from Posio to Rovaniemi takes 2 hours. In August in Rovaniemi, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks Tours Wildlife
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Arktikum ©
Arktikum
Safaris
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village

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