16 days in Lapland Itinerary

16 days in Lapland Itinerary

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Fly to Ivalo Airport, Drive to Inari
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Inari
— 3 nights
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Enontekio
— 2 nights
Drive
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Kilpisjarvi
— 2 nights
Drive
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Akaslompolo
— 2 nights
Drive
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Posio
— 2 nights
Drive
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Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
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Inari

Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. Get some cultural insight at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center and Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church. Go for a jaunt from Inari to Saariselka to see Urho Kekkonen National Park about 1h 45 min away. Spend the 6th (Fri) exploring nature at Lemmenjoki National Park. It doesn't end there: get outside with Lake Inari and get a taste of life in the country at Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus.

To find reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Inari day trip app.

London, UK to Inari is an approximately 14-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. The time zone difference when traveling from London to Inari is 2 hours. Traveling from London in July, expect Inari to be little chillier, temps between 20°C and 11°C. You'll have a few hours on the 7th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling to Enontekio.

Things to do in Inari

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips

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Enontekio

Start off your visit on the 8th (Sun): make a trip to Pyhakero and then pause for some serene contemplation at Enontekio Church. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: steep yourself in history at Jarama WWII Fortification Camp.

For other places to visit, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read our Enontekio holiday planning tool.

Traveling by bus from Inari to Enontekio takes 11.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in July, and nighttime lows around 10°C. On the 9th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Kilpisjarvi.

Things to do in Enontekio

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 7 — 9:

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Kilpisjarvi

Kick off your visit on the 10th (Tue): explore the activities along Kukkolankoski. Here are some ideas for day two: don't miss a visit to Saana.

To see photos, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Kilpisjarvi online route maker.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Enontekio to Kilpisjarvi. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Enontekio to Kilpisjarvi. In July, plan for daily highs up to 18°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Akaslompolo.

Things to do in Kilpisjarvi

Outdoors · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

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Akaslompolo

Start off your visit on the 12th (Thu): hit the slopes at Levi Ski Resort. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: bet on your favorite at Icekarting Levi and then identify plant and animal life at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm.

To see more things to do, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Akaslompolo trip planner.

Drive from Kilpisjarvi to Akaslompolo in 3.5 hours. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. When traveling from Kilpisjarvi in July, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Akaslompolo: temperatures range from 22°C by day to 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Posio.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Parks · Adventure · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 11 — 13:

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Posio

Posio is a municipality of Finland. On the 14th (Sat), explore the striking landscape of Riisitunturi National Park. On your second day here, take in the exciting artwork at Pentik Hill and then explore the striking landscape at Korouoma Canyon.

To see reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Posio trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Akaslompolo to Posio in 4 hours. In July, daytime highs in Posio are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Posio

Parks · Nature · Museums · Shopping
Find places to stay Jul 13 — 15:

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Rovaniemi

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Arktikum and Korundi House of Culture. There's still lots to do: make a trip to Santa Claus Village, find something for the whole family at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, see Santa Claus Office, and take in the dramatic scenery at Auttikongas.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi road trip tool.

Drive from Posio to Rovaniemi in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in July, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks · Museums · Outdoors · Tours
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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.