17 days in Lapland Itinerary

17 days in Lapland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Lapland sightseeing planner

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Make it your trip
Fly
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Rovaniemi
— 5 nights
Drive
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Pyhatunturi
— 3 nights
Drive
3
Inari
— 4 nights
Drive
4
Kilpisjarvi
— 1 night
Drive
5
Muonio
— 3 nights
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Rovaniemi

— 5 nights

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 still lots to do: take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, engage your brain at Science Centre Pilke, don't miss a visit to Lordi's Square, and examine the collection at Christmas House Santa.

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Zurich, Switzerland to Rovaniemi is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of car and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Zurich to Rovaniemi. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Zurich in August: high temperatures in Rovaniemi hover around 20°C and lows are around 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) early enough to go by car to Pyhatunturi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks · Museums · Nature · Fun & Games

Side Trip

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Pyhatunturi

— 3 nights
Get out of town with these interesting Pyhatunturi side-trips: Isokuru (in Luosto) and Church of Sodankyla (in Sodankyla). Spend the 2nd (Thu) exploring nature at Pyha-Luosto National Park.

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Getting from Rovaniemi to Pyhatunturi by car takes about 2 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to travel to Inari.

Things to do in Pyhatunturi

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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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. Explore Inari's surroundings by going to Saariselka (Urho Kekkonen National Park & Lapland Safaris Saariselka). There's much more to do: examine the collection at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center, get advice or help at The Sami Cultural Centre Sajos, take in the spiritual surroundings of Saint Tryphon Pechenga Orthodox Church, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church.

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You can drive from Pyhatunturi to Inari in 3.5 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 13°C, and evening lows to 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Kilpisjarvi.

Things to do in Inari

Outdoors · Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 3 — 7:

Kilpisjarvi

— 1 night
On the 8th (Wed), make a trip to The Three Nations' Border Point and then make a trip to Saana.

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Getting from Inari to Kilpisjarvi by car takes about 6 hours. Traveling from Inari to Kilpisjarvi, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. September in Kilpisjarvi sees daily highs of 15°C and lows of 7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can travel to Muonio.
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Highlights from your trip

Muonio

— 3 nights
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. Spend the 9th (Thu) exploring nature at Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park. There's lots more to do: hike along Keimiotunturi Fell, steep yourself in history at Keimioniemi Fishing Cabins, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Sarkitunturi.

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Getting from Kilpisjarvi to Muonio by car takes about 3 hours. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. September in Muonio sees daily highs of 12°C and lows of 4°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Muonio

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Historic Sites
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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.