15 days in Lapland Itinerary

15 days in Lapland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Lapland trip itinerary planner

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Fly to Kuusamo Airport, Drive to Posio
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Posio
— 1 night
Drive
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Pyhatunturi
— 2 nights
Drive
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Inari
— 4 nights
Drive
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Akaslompolo
— 2 nights
Drive
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Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
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Posio

— 1 night
Posio is a municipality of Finland. On the 23rd (Tue), explore the striking landscape of Riisitunturi National Park. On the next day, view the masterpieces at Pentik Hill and then take in the dramatic natural features at Korouoma Canyon.

To find more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Posio trip builder.

Johannesburg, South Africa to Posio is an approximately 22.5-hour combination of flight and car. Traveling from Johannesburg in July, Posio is a bit warmer at night with lows of 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Pyhatunturi.

Things to do in Posio

Nature · Parks · Shopping · Museums
Find places to stay Jul 23 — 24:

Pyhatunturi

— 2 nights
Start off your visit on the 25th (Thu): identify plant and animal life at Kopara Reindeer Park and then go deep underground at Amethyst Mine Lapland. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Fri): explore the striking landscape of Pyha-Luosto National Park.

To find maps, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Pyhatunturi trip site.

Traveling by car from Posio to Pyhatunturi takes 2.5 hours. In July, daytime highs in Pyhatunturi are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can travel to Inari.

Things to do in Pyhatunturi

Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 24 — 26:

Inari

— 4 nights
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. Step out of the city life by going to Urho Kekkonen National Park and Juutua Nature Trail. Spend the 29th (Mon) exploring nature at Lemmenjoki National Park. There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center, pause for some serene contemplation at Saint Tryphon Pechenga Orthodox Church, take some stellar pictures from Otsamo Fell, and surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

For photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Inari trip planner.

You can drive from Pyhatunturi to Inari in 3.5 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Inari can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Akaslompolo.

Things to do in Inari

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 26 — 30:

Akaslompolo

— 2 nights
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Wed): hit the slopes at Levi Ski Resort. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 1st (Thu): see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour and then get outside with Seven Fells Up.

To find reviews, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Akaslompolo online trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Inari to Akaslompolo by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in July, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) so you can drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Outdoors · Tours · Adventure · Trails

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 30 — Aug 1:

Rovaniemi

— 3 nights

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Get outdoors at Safaris and Syvasenvaara Fell. Next up on the itinerary: take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, fly down the slopes at Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy, enjoy some diversion at Santa Claus Office, and stop by LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier.

For maps, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Rovaniemi trip planner.

Traveling by car from Akaslompolo to Rovaniemi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Rovaniemi can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Outdoors · Parks · Theme Parks · Winter Sports
Find places to stay Aug 1 — 4:

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.