15 days in Lapland Itinerary

15 days in Lapland Itinerary

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15 days in Lapland Itinerary

Start: Johannesburg
Fly + Drive:  22​h 30​min
1
Posio
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
2
Pyhatunturi
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
3
Inari
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h
4
Akaslompolo
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
Fly:  21​h 15​min
End: Johannesburg

1
night
Posio

Posio ©
Posio is a municipality of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Tue): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Riisitunturi National Park. On your second day here, view the masterpieces at Pentik Hill and then explore the striking landscape at Korouoma Canyon.

For other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Posio attractions site .

Johannesburg, South Africa to Posio is an approximately 22.5-hour flight. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Johannesburg in July since evenings lows in Posio dip to 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) so you can travel to Pyhatunturi.

Things to do in Posio

Nature Parks Museums
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Riisitunturi National Park ©
Riisitunturi National Park

2
nights
Pyhatunturi

Pyhatunturi ©
Start off your visit on the 25th (Thu): identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, look for all kinds of wild species at Kopara Reindeer Park, and then admire all the interesting features of Amethyst Mine Lapland. On the 26th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Pyha-Luosto National Park.

To see photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Pyhatunturi road trip app .

Getting from Posio to Pyhatunturi by car takes about 2.5 hours. In July in Pyhatunturi, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 11°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can travel to Inari.

Things to do in Pyhatunturi

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

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

4
nights
Inari

Inari ©
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. Escape the urban bustle at Urho Kekkonen National Park and Lake Inari. Spend the 29th (Mon) exploring nature at Lemmenjoki National Park.

To see reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Inari trip planning site .

Getting from Pyhatunturi to Inari by car takes about 3.5 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows 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

Side Trips

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

2
nights
Akaslompolo

Akaslompolo ©
On the 31st (Wed), glide through natural beauty at Levi Ski Resort. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 1st (Thu): take a memorable tour with Tours and then head outdoors with Seven Fells Up.

To see traveler tips, maps, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Akaslompolo trip itinerary planning app .

Traveling by car from Inari to Akaslompolo takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Akaslompolo can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) so you can drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Outdoors Tours Winter Sports

Side Trip

Levi Ski Resort
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Safaris
Seven Fells Up ©
Seven Fells Up

3
nights
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 Safaris and Syvasenvaara Fell. The adventure continues: find something for the whole family at Santa Claus Village, hit the slopes at Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy, take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, and see Santa Claus Office.

To find maps, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Rovaniemi travel route builder tool .

You can drive from Akaslompolo to Rovaniemi in 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. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports
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Safaris
Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy ©
Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village

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