18 days in Lapland Itinerary

18 days in Lapland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Lapland attractions planner

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Rovaniemi
— 5 nights
Drive
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Posio
— 3 nights
Drive
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Muonio
— 3 nights
Drive
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Inari
— 3 nights
Drive
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Pyhatunturi
— 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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Auttikongas and German Soldier s Cemetery. Visiting Syvasenvaara Fell and Arctic Emotions Oy will get you outdoors. Step out of Rovaniemi to go to Kittila and see Giewont Husky Adventures, which is approximately 1h 55 min away. And it doesn't end there: cast your line with a fishing tour, examine the collection at Santa's House of Snowmobiles, explore the striking landscape at Hiidenkirnut, and get engrossed in the history at Forestry Museum of Lapland.

For reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi trip planner.

Berlin, Germany to Rovaniemi is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train, car, and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Berlin to Rovaniemi. In August, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to travel to Posio.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks · Wildlife · Museums · Nature

Side Trip

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Posio

— 3 nights
Posio is a municipality of Finland. Step out of the city life by going to Riisitunturi National Park and Ski Resort Suomutunturi. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Korouoma Canyon and Pentik Hill.

To find more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read Posio day trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Rovaniemi to Posio takes 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in August, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can travel to Muonio.

Things to do in Posio

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trip

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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. Step off the beaten path and head to Pakasaivo and Keimiotunturi Fell. Take a break from the city and head to Torassieppi Reindeer Farm & Cottages and Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Muonio: Enontekio (Jyppyra lookout & Enontekio Church) and Konijanka Petting Zoo (in Akaslompolo). Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Muonion Kotiseutumuseo.

To find more things to do, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Muonio driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Posio to Muonio takes 4.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 18°C in August, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can travel to Inari.

Things to do in Muonio

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

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Inari

— 3 nights
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. Step out of the city life by going to Nature & Wildlife Tours and Juutua Nature Trail. Step off the beaten path and head to Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church and Lake Inari. Change things up with these side-trips from Inari: Gold Prospector Museum (in Tankavaara) and Saariselka (Shamaan Design - Lappi Shop & Saariselka Reindeer Farm). It doesn't end there: get great views at Otsamo Fell and relax in the rural setting at Inari Reindeer Farm.

For other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Inari online vacation planner.

Getting from Muonio to Inari by car takes about 3.5 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) to allow time to travel to Pyhatunturi.

Things to do in Inari

Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

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Pyhatunturi

— 3 nights
Visiting Pyha-Luosto National Park and Isokuru will get you outdoors. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Luosto Adventures and Pyhatunturi. Change things up with a short trip to Church of Sodankyla in Sodankyla (about 50 minutes away).

To see photos, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Pyhatunturi online trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Inari to Pyhatunturi in 3.5 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Pyhatunturi

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

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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.