15 days in Lapland Itinerary

15 days in Lapland Itinerary

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Route & dates

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
+2
Fly + Foot + Train:  21 h 15 min
End: Johannesburg

1
night
Posio

Posio ©
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 see where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, 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 Museums
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Riisitunturi National Park ©
Riisitunturi National Park
Korouoma Canyon ©
Korouoma Canyon
Pentik Hill ©
Pentik Hill

2
nights
Pyhatunturi

Pyhatunturi ©
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 see reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, 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

Luosto
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Pyha-Luosto National Park ©
Pyha-Luosto National Park
Kopara Reindeer Park ©
Kopara Reindeer Park
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. Step out of the city life by going to Urho Kekkonen National Park and Nature & Wildlife Tours. 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, take in the pleasant sights at Otsamo Fell, trek along Juutua Nature Trail, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Saint Tryphon Pechenga Orthodox Church.

For where to stay, ratings, 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

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
Nature & Wildlife Tours

2
nights
Akaslompolo

Akaslompolo ©
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.

For reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, 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 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.
Get outdoors at Safaris and Syvasenvaara Fell. There's still lots to do: take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, look for gifts at LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier, make a trip to Santa Claus Village, and stroll through Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy.

To see maps, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Rovaniemi route planner.

You can drive from Akaslompolo to Rovaniemi in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Outdoors Parks Theme Parks
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Safaris
Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy ©
Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy
Arktikum ©
Arktikum

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