17 days in Lapland Itinerary

17 days in Lapland Itinerary

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Rovaniemi
— 5 nights
Drive
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Posio
— 2 nights
Drive
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Luosto
— 1 night
Drive
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Inari
— 4 nights
Fly
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Levi
— 4 nights
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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.
Get out of town with these interesting Rovaniemi side-trips: Ranua Zoo (in Ranua) and Pyha-Luosto National Park (in Pyhatunturi). Next up on the itinerary: get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Rovaniemi Church, admire the masterpieces at Korundi House of Culture, and don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village.

To find ratings, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Rovaniemi driving holiday planner.

Geneva, Switzerland to Rovaniemi is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of car and train. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Geneva to Rovaniemi due to the time zone difference. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Geneva in July; daily highs in Rovaniemi reach 22°C and lows reach 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can travel to Posio.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks · Museums · Nature · Theme Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 31 — Aug 5:

2
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Posio

Posio is a municipality of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Thu): explore the striking landscape at Korouoma Canyon and then view the masterpieces at Pentik Hill. On the 7th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the striking landscape of Riisitunturi National Park.

For maps, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Posio trip itinerary maker app.

Drive from Rovaniemi to Posio in 2 hours. In August in Posio, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 10°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to travel to Luosto.

Things to do in Posio

Parks · Nature · Shopping · Museums
Find places to stay Aug 5 — 7:

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Luosto

Nestled among vast forests and fells, Luosto represents a small idyllic resort village set on the edge of Pyha-Luosto National Park.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sat): look for all kinds of wild species at Kopara Reindeer Park, then take in the awesome beauty at Luosto, then go deep underground at Amethyst Mine Lapland, and finally take an exotic tour of Luosto Adventures.

To see maps, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Luosto trip planner.

Drive from Posio to Luosto in 2.5 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Luosto can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can drive to Inari.

Things to do in Luosto

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 7 — 8:

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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. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Inari: Saariselka (Urho Kekkonen National Park, Hippupuoti Gift Shop, &more). Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center, experience rural life at Inari Reindeer Farm, stroll through Juutua Nature Trail, and take a memorable tour with Tours.

For photos, ratings, and tourist information, read our Inari day trip app.

Getting from Luosto to Inari by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in August, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Inari

Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports · Trails

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 8 — 12:

4
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Levi

Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
Change things up with these side-trips from Levi: Kittila (Lapland Hotels SnowVillage & Nature & Wildlife Tours) and Muonio (Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park & Keimioniemi Fishing Cabins). And it doesn't end there: grab your bike and head to Levi Ski Resort, get your game on at G2 ICEKARTING, don't miss a visit to Giewont Husky Adventures, and experience rural life at Ounaskievari Reindeer Farm.

To see reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Levi trip itinerary maker tool.

You can fly from Inari to Levi in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. August in Levi sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 9°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Levi

Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Winter Sports

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 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.