19 days in Lapland & Kuusamo Itinerary

19 days in Lapland & Kuusamo Itinerary

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Rovaniemi
— 4 nights
Drive
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Levi
— 3 nights
Drive
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Inari
— 4 nights
Drive
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Luosto
— 1 night
Drive
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Kuusamo
— 4 nights
Drive
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Kemi
— 2 nights
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Rovaniemi

— 4 nights

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). And it doesn't end there: take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, make a trip to Santa Claus Village, Head underground at Syvasenvaara Fell, and examine the collection at Christmas House Santa.

For reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read Rovaniemi trip planning website.

Jerusalem, Israel to Rovaniemi is an approximately 11-hour flight. Traveling from Jerusalem in September, things will get much colder in Rovaniemi: highs are around 13°C and lows about 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can drive to Levi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks · Nature · Museums · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 4 — 8:

Levi

— 3 nights
Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
Explore Levi's surroundings by going to Lapland Hotels SnowVillage (in Kittila) and Muonio (Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park, Keimiotunturi Fell, &more). Spend the 10th (Fri) on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort. There's more to do: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

For ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Levi visit planner.

You can drive from Rovaniemi to Levi in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 13°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Inari.

Things to do in Levi

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 8 — 11:

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 Gold Prospector Museum (in Tankavaara) and Saariselka (Urho Kekkonen National Park, Nature & Wildlife Tours, &more). There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center, experience rural life at Tuula's Reindeer, pause for some serene contemplation at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church, and trek along Juutua Nature Trail.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Inari trip planner.

You can drive from Levi to Inari in 4 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Inari can reach 13°C, while at night they dip to 4°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Luosto.

Things to do in Inari

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 11 — 15:

Luosto

— 1 night
Nestled among vast forests and fells, Luosto represents a small idyllic resort village set on the edge of Pyha-Luosto National Park.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Thu): tour the pleasant surroundings at Kopara Reindeer Park, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Luosto, then discover the riches below the earth's surface at Amethyst Mine Lapland, then explore the stunning scenery at Isokuru, and finally get out on two wheels at Luosto Adventures.

For ratings, photos, reviews, and tourist information, use the Luosto trip planner.

Drive from Inari to Luosto in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. In September, daytime highs in Luosto are 14°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can go by car to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Luosto

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 15 — 16:

Kuusamo

— 4 nights
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kuusamo: Riisitunturi National Park (in Posio) and Pieni Karhunkierros Trail (in Juuma). The adventure continues: fly down the slopes at Ruka, get outside with Karhunkierros, contemplate the waterfront views at Kiutakongas Rapids, and look for gifts at Shopping Center Kumpare.

For photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Kuusamo online trip planner.

Traveling by car from Luosto to Kuusamo takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. In September in Kuusamo, expect temperatures between 13°C during the day and 5°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can go by car to Kemi.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 16 — 20:

Kemi

— 2 nights
Kemi is a town and municipality of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Tue): explore the activities along Kukkolankoski, take an in-depth tour of The Provincial Museum Of Tornio Valley, and then explore the historical opulence of Kemi SnowCastle.

To find reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Kemi journey maker site.

You can drive from Kuusamo to Kemi in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. September in Kemi sees daily highs of 15°C and lows of 6°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 22nd (Wed) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Kemi

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Tours · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 20 — 22:

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.