17 days in Lapland Itinerary

17 days in Lapland Itinerary

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Start: Helsinki
Fly:  4 h
1
Inari
— 4 nights
Fly:  2 h 30 min
2
Levi
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
3
Akaslompolo
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
4
Pyhatunturi
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
5
Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
Fly:  4 h
End: Helsinki

4
nights
Inari

Inari ©
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. Take a break from the city and head to Urho Kekkonen National Park and Lemmenjoki National Park. There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center, pause for some serene contemplation at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church, take some stellar pictures from Otsamo Fell, and get a taste of life in the country at Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Inari online trip itinerary planner.

Helsinki to Inari is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Helsinki in September, with highs in Inari at 13°C and lows at 4°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can travel to Levi.

Things to do in Inari

Nature Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Urho Kekkonen National Park, Lemmenjoki National Park
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Urho Kekkonen National Park ©
Urho Kekkonen National Park
Lemmenjoki National Park ©
Lemmenjoki National Park
Lake Inari ©
Lake Inari

4
nights
Levi

Levi ©
Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
Get outdoors at Levi Ski Resort and Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm. When in Levi, make a side trip to see Lapland Hotels SnowVillage in Kittila, approximately Kittila away. There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to Giewont Husky Adventures, bet on your favorite at Icekarting Levi, stroll through Kids' Land, and view the masterpieces at LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery.

For where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Levi trip planner.

Fly from Inari to Levi in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 13°C in September, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Akaslompolo.

Things to do in Levi

Parks Winter Sports Outdoors

Side Trips

Kittila, Ounaskievari Reindeer Farm
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Lapland Hotels SnowVillage ©
Lapland Hotels SnowVillage
Giewont Husky Adventures ©
Giewont Husky Adventures

3
nights
Akaslompolo

Akaslompolo ©
Step out of the city life by going to Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park and Konijanka Petting Zoo.

For photos, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Akaslompolo holiday planner.

You can drive from Levi to Akaslompolo in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. September in Akaslompolo sees daily highs of 13°C and lows of 5°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can travel to Pyhatunturi.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Outdoors Parks Nature

Side Trips

Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park, Yllas Ski Resort
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Seven Fells Up ©
Seven Fells Up
Safaris
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park ©
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park

2
nights
Pyhatunturi

Pyhatunturi ©
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sun): explore the striking landscape of Pyha-Luosto National Park. On the 17th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: identify plant and animal life at Kopara Reindeer Park and then discover the riches below the earth's surface at Amethyst Mine Lapland.

For where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Pyhatunturi itinerary planner.

You can drive from Akaslompolo to Pyhatunturi in 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 14°C in September, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Pyhatunturi

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Luosto
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Pyha-Luosto National Park ©
Pyha-Luosto National Park
Kopara Reindeer Park ©
Kopara Reindeer Park
Amethyst Mine Lapland ©
Amethyst Mine Lapland

3
nights
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Rovaniemi is known for wildlife, museums, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, catch a live event at Lappi Areena, get in on the family fun at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, and see Santa Claus Office.

To find ratings, photos, maps, and tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Pyhatunturi to Rovaniemi takes 2 hours. In September, daytime highs in Rovaniemi are 13°C, while nighttime lows are 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks Museums Wildlife
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Safaris
Arktikum ©
Arktikum
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village

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