17 days in Lapland Itinerary

17 days in Lapland Itinerary

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Fly to Rovaniemi Airport, Drive to Pyhatunturi
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Pyhatunturi
— 2 nights
Drive
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Inari
— 3 nights
Drive
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Kilpisjarvi
— 2 nights
Drive
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Muonio
— 2 nights
Drive
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Posio
— 2 nights
Drive
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Rovaniemi
— 5 nights
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Pyhatunturi

Start off your visit on the 8th (Sat): explore the stunning scenery at Isokuru, then discover the riches below the earth's surface at Amethyst Mine Lapland, and then do some two-wheel cruising with Luosto Adventures. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the striking landscape of Pyha-Luosto National Park.

To find other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Pyhatunturi trip planner.

Stockholm, Sweden to Pyhatunturi is an approximately 8.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET) is 1 hour. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Stockholm in August: high temperatures in Pyhatunturi hover around 20°C and lows are around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Inari.

Things to do in Pyhatunturi

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trip

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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. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Inari: Saariselka (Urho Kekkonen National Park, Nature & Wildlife Tours, &more) and Gold Prospector Museum (in Tankavaara). There's much more to do: examine the collection at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center, head outdoors with Lake Inari, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church, and hike along Juutua Nature Trail.

For where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Inari trip itinerary site.

Traveling by car from Pyhatunturi to Inari takes 3.5 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Inari can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can travel to Kilpisjarvi.

Things to do in Inari

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Winter Sports

Side Trips

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Kilpisjarvi

Start off your visit on the 13th (Thu): make a trip to Saana. Here are some ideas for day two: hike along Tsahkal Falls and then don't miss a visit to The Three Nations' Border Point.

For more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Kilpisjarvi trip itinerary maker site.

Traveling by car from Inari to Kilpisjarvi takes 6 hours. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Inari to Kilpisjarvi due to the time zone difference. In August, daytime highs in Kilpisjarvi are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can travel to Muonio.

Things to do in Kilpisjarvi

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Wildlife
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Muonio

Muonio is a municipality of Finland.The town is located in far northern Finland above the Arctic Circle on the country's western border, within the area of the former Lappi province. Start off your visit on the 15th (Sat): explore the striking landscape of Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park. Here are some ideas for day two: steep yourself in history at Keimioniemi Fishing Cabins, contemplate the waterfront views at Pakasaivo, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Sarkitunturi, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Keimiotunturi Fell.

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You can drive from Kilpisjarvi to Muonio in 3 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Kilpisjarvi to Muonio is 1 hour. In August, daily temperatures in Muonio can reach 18°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to travel to Posio.

Things to do in Muonio

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites
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Posio

Posio is a municipality of Finland. On the 17th (Mon), take in the exciting artwork at Pentik Hill and then take in the dramatic natural features at Korouoma Canyon. On the 18th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Riisitunturi National Park.

For reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Posio trip planner.

Drive from Muonio to Posio in 4.5 hours. In August in Posio, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 10°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Posio

Parks · Nature · Shopping · Museums
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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.
Go for a jaunt from Rovaniemi to Ranua to see Ranua Zoo about 1 hour away. There's lots more to do: take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, don't miss a visit to Lordi's Square, pause for some serene contemplation at Rovaniemi Church, and take in the dramatic scenery at Auttikongas.

To see photos and more tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi online trip maker.

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 on the 23rd (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums · Parks · Wildlife · Theme Parks

Side Trip

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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.