16 days in Lapland Itinerary

16 days in Lapland Itinerary

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Levi
— 1 night
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Inari
— 2 nights
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Pyhatunturi
— 2 nights
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Posio
— 2 nights
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Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
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Kilpisjarvi
— 3 nights
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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 29th (Mon), explore the landscape on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort. On the next day, don't miss a visit to Giewont Husky Adventures, join the crowd at Icekarting Levi, then experience rural life at Ounaskievari Reindeer Farm, and finally stop by Elan Ski Shop & Rental.

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Helsinki to Levi is an approximately 12.5-hour car ride. You can also fly; or drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In July, Levi is a bit cooler than Helsinki - with highs of 22°C and lows of 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Inari.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors · Tours · Winter Sports · Trails

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 28 — 30:

Inari

— 2 nights
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. On the 31st (Wed), head outdoors with Lake Inari and then take in the pleasant sights at Otsamo Fell. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, then pause for some serene contemplation at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church, and then examine the collection at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center.

For where to stay, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Inari trip builder.

Getting from Levi to Inari by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive; or take a bus. July in Inari sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Pyhatunturi.

Things to do in Inari

Outdoors · Tours · Museums · Wildlife
Find places to stay Jul 30 — Aug 1:

Pyhatunturi

— 2 nights
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): explore the striking landscape of Pyha-Luosto National Park. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Sodankyla, then take in the awesome beauty at Luosto, and then discover the riches below the earth's surface at Amethyst Mine Lapland.

For other places to visit, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read Pyhatunturi trip site.

Drive from Inari to Pyhatunturi in 3.5 hours. August in Pyhatunturi sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) to allow time to drive to Posio.

Things to do in Pyhatunturi

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 1 — 3:

Posio

— 2 nights
Posio is a municipality of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sun): take in the exciting artwork at Pentik Hill and then take in the dramatic natural features at Korouoma Canyon. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Riisitunturi National Park.

For reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Posio trip planner.

Getting from Pyhatunturi to Posio by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in August, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Posio

Nature · Parks · Shopping · Museums
Find places to stay Aug 3 — 5:

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.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Tue): Head underground at Syvasenvaara Fell, then examine the collection at Santa's House of Snowmobiles, then see Santa Claus Office, and finally make a trip to Santa Claus Village. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Wed): stop by Your Piece Of Finland, see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, and then get in on the family fun at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus.

For where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Rovaniemi day trip planning app.

Getting from Posio to Rovaniemi by car takes about 2 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Rovaniemi can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. On the 8th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Kilpisjarvi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks · Museums · Outdoors · Tours
Find places to stay Aug 5 — 8:

Kilpisjarvi

— 3 nights
On the 9th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the sheer force of Tsahkal Falls and then don't miss a visit to Saana.

For maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Kilpisjarvi trip itinerary maker website.

You can drive from Rovaniemi to Kilpisjarvi in 5.5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Rovaniemi to Kilpisjarvi is minus 1 hour. In August, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 9°C. On the 11th (Sun), you're off to home.

Things to do in Kilpisjarvi

Nature · Outdoors · Parks · Trails

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 8 — 11:
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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.