17 days in Lapland Itinerary

17 days in Lapland Itinerary

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17 days in Lapland Itinerary

Start: Helsinki
Fly:  4​h
1
Inari
— 4 nights
2
Levi
— 4 nights
bus:  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. Visiting Urho Kekkonen National Park and Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus will get you outdoors. Step out of Inari to go to Saariselka and see Action Park, which is approximately 1h 05 min away. Spend the 7th (Fri) exploring nature at Lemmenjoki National Park.

To see reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Inari online travel planner .

Helsinki to Inari is an approximately 4-hour combination of flight and shuttle. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Helsinki in September, expect Inari to be slightly colder, temps between 13°C and 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Inari

Nature Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Saariselka, 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.
Take a break from the city and head to Levi Ski Resort and Safaris. Step out of Levi with an excursion to Snow Village in Kittila--about 46 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: admire all the interesting features of Ice Karting Levi, experience rural life at Ounaskievari Reindeer Farm, have some family-friendly fun at Kid's Land, and get engrossed in the history at Samiland.

To see reviews, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Levi online journey planner .

You can do a combination of shuttle, flight, and bus from Inari to Levi in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 13°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Akaslompolo.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trips

Kittila, Ounaskievari Reindeer Farm
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Icekarting Levi ©
Icekarting Levi
Snow Village ©
Snow Village

3
nights
Akaslompolo

Akaslompolo ©
Escape the urban bustle at Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park and Seven Fells Up.

For reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read Akaslompolo planner .

Getting from Levi to Akaslompolo by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Akaslompolo are 13°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Pyhatunturi.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports

Side Trips

Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park, Yllas Ski Resort
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Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park ©
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park
Safaris
Yllas Ski Resort ©
Yllas Ski Resort

2
nights
Pyhatunturi

Pyhatunturi ©
Start off your visit on the 16th (Sun): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Pyha-Luosto National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Mon): look for all kinds of wild species at Kopara Reindeer Park and then explore and take pictures at Amethyst Mine Lapland.

For maps, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Pyhatunturi day trip tool .

Drive from Akaslompolo to Pyhatunturi in 3 hours. In September, daytime highs in Pyhatunturi are 14°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Pyhatunturi

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Luosto
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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 theme parks, museums, fun & games, nightlife, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take an exotic tour of a safari tour, explore and take pictures at Lappi Areena, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Rovaniemi Church, and engage your brain at Pilke Science Centre.

To find ratings, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Rovaniemi trip itinerary builder website .

Drive from Pyhatunturi to Rovaniemi in 2 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Rovaniemi can reach 13°C, while at night they dip to 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

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

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