16 days in Lapland Itinerary

16 days in Lapland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Lapland trip planner

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Fly to Kittilä Airport, Drive to Kongas
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Kongas
— 1 night
Drive
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Inari
— 4 nights
Drive
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Tankavaara
— 1 night
Drive
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Pyhatunturi
— 2 nights
Drive
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Posio
— 2 nights
Drive
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Syote
— 1 night
Drive
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Rovaniemi
— 4 nights
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Kongas

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Sat): see exotic creatures in open habitats at Wingrens Dogsafaris and then experience rural life at Ounaskievari Reindeer Farm.

To find other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Kongas trip itinerary planner.

Berlin, Germany to Kongas is an approximately 15-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. In October, daily temperatures in Kongas can reach 3°C, while at night they dip to -3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) early enough to travel to Inari.

Things to do in Kongas

Outdoors · Wildlife
Find places to stay Oct 1 — 2:
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Inari

— 4 nights
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church and Saint Tryphon Pechenga Orthodox Church. When in Inari, make a side trip to see Saariselka Reindeer Farm in Saariselka, approximately Saariselka away. And it doesn't end there: relax in the rural setting at Inari Reindeer Farm, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, get a taste of life in the country at Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus, and take in the pleasant sights at Otsamo Fell.

For ratings, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Inari trip itinerary planning website.

Drive from Kongas to Inari in 2.5 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Inari can reach 3°C, while at night they dip to -2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Tankavaara.

Things to do in Inari

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Trails · Parks

Side Trip

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Tankavaara

— 1 night
On the 7th (Thu), examine the collection at Gold Prospector Museum.

To find ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Tankavaara travel itinerary planner.

You can drive from Inari to Tankavaara in 1.5 hours. In October, daytime highs in Tankavaara are 3°C, while nighttime lows are -2°C. On the 7th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Pyhatunturi.

Things to do in Tankavaara

Museums
Find places to stay Oct 6 — 7:
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Pyhatunturi

— 2 nights
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Fri): explore the striking landscape of Pyha-Luosto National Park. On the 9th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: identify plant and animal life at Luosto Adventures and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Sodankyla.

To see other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Pyhatunturi trip itinerary app.

You can drive from Tankavaara to Pyhatunturi in 2 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to 3°C, and evening lows to -2°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) so you can go by car to Posio.

Things to do in Pyhatunturi

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 7 — 9:

Posio

— 2 nights
Posio is a municipality of Finland. On the 10th (Sun), look for all kinds of wild species at Kota-Husky and then take in the dramatic natural features at Korouoma Canyon. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Mon): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Riisitunturi National Park.

To find other places to visit and other tourist information, you can read our Posio itinerary planner.

You can drive from Pyhatunturi to Posio in 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 3°C in October, and nighttime lows around -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Syote.

Things to do in Posio

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Tours
Find places to stay Oct 9 — 11:

Syote

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Tue): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Syote National Park.

To find more things to do, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Syote itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Posio to Syote takes 1.5 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Syote can reach 3°C, while at night they dip to -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Syote

Nature · Parks
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Rovaniemi

— 4 nights

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Syvasenvaara Fell and Rovaniemi City Library. There's much more to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Auttikongas, stroll through Napapiirin Porofarmi, examine the collection at Santa's House of Snowmobiles, and stroll the grounds of German Soldier s Cemetery.

To find ratings, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read Rovaniemi online trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Syote to Rovaniemi takes 3 hours. October in Rovaniemi sees daily highs of 3°C and lows of -1°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums · Parks · Nature · Wildlife
Find places to stay Oct 12 — 16:

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.