16 days in Lapland Itinerary

16 days in Lapland Itinerary

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16 days in Lapland Itinerary

Start: Helsinki
Drive:  12​h 15​min
1
Levi
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
2
Inari
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
3
Pyhatunturi
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
4
Posio
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h 30​min
6
Kilpisjarvi
— 3 nights
Drive:  10​h 45​min
End: Helsinki

1
night
Levi

Levi ©
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), glide through natural beauty at Levi Ski Resort. On the next day, don't miss a visit to Giewont Husky Adventures, admire all the interesting features of Ice Karting Levi, then explore and take pictures at Ounaskievari Reindeer Farm, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with Elan Ski Shop & Rental.

For where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read Levi road trip website .

Helsinki to Levi is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. In July, Levi is little chillier than Helsinki - with highs of 22°C and lows of 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) so you can travel to Inari.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors Trails Tours

Side Trips

Giewont Husky Adventures, Ounaskievari Reindeer Farm
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Elan Ski Shop & Rental ©
Elan Ski Shop & Rental
Icekarting Levi ©
Icekarting Levi

2
nights
Inari

Inari ©
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. Kick off your visit on the 31st (Wed): get outside with Lake Inari and then take some stellar pictures from Otsamo Fell. On the next day, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, then pause for some serene contemplation at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church, and then see the interesting displays at Siida.

To find ratings, photos, and other tourist information, use the Inari day trip tool .

Getting from Levi to Inari by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. July in Inari sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) to allow time to travel to Pyhatunturi.

Things to do in Inari

Outdoors Museums Historic Sites
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Lake Inari ©
Lake Inari
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church

2
nights
Pyhatunturi

Pyhatunturi ©
On the 2nd (Fri), explore the striking landscape of Pyha-Luosto National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Sodankyla, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Luosto, and then admire all the interesting features of Amethyst Mine Lapland.

To find ratings, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, go to the Pyhatunturi trip planner .

You can drive from Inari to Pyhatunturi in 3.5 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Pyhatunturi can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Posio.

Things to do in Pyhatunturi

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Sodankyla, Amethyst Mine Lapland
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Pyha-Luosto National Park ©
Pyha-Luosto National Park
Amethyst Mine Lapland ©
Amethyst Mine Lapland
Church of Sodankyla ©
Church of Sodankyla

2
nights
Posio

Posio ©
Posio is a municipality of Finland. Start 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. Keep things going the next day: explore the striking landscape of Riisitunturi National Park.

For traveler tips, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Posio online travel planner .

You can drive from Pyhatunturi to Posio in 2.5 hours. In August in Posio, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 10°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Posio

Nature Parks Shopping
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Korouoma Canyon ©
Korouoma Canyon
Riisitunturi National Park ©
Riisitunturi National Park
Pentik Hill ©
Pentik Hill

3
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Tue): Head underground at Syvasenvaara Fell, examine the collection at Santa's House of Snowmobiles, then have fun at Santa Claus Office, and finally find something for the whole family at Santa Claus Village. Keep things going the next day: look for gifts at Your Piece Of Finland, then 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.

To see photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi day trip site .

You can drive from Posio to Rovaniemi in 2 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Rovaniemi can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks Museums Outdoors
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Arktikum ©
Arktikum
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village

3
nights
Kilpisjarvi

Kilpisjarvi ©
On your second day here, admire the sheer force of Tsahkal Falls and then make a trip to Saana.

To see more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Kilpisjarvi route planner.

Traveling by car from Rovaniemi to Kilpisjarvi takes 5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Rovaniemi to Kilpisjarvi is minus 1 hour. August in Kilpisjarvi sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 9°C at night. You will leave for home on the 11th (Sun).

Things to do in Kilpisjarvi

Outdoors Nature Parks

Side Trip

Kukkolankoski
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Saana ©
Saana

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