19 days in Lapland Itinerary

19 days in Lapland Itinerary

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Fly
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Rovaniemi
— 6 nights
Drive
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Posio
— 2 nights
Drive
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Pyhatunturi
— 2 nights
Drive
4
Saariselka
— 3 nights
Drive
5
Kilpisjarvi
— 1 night
Drive
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Levi
— 2 nights
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Rovaniemi

— 6 nights

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Escape the urban bustle at Auttikongas and Kukkolankoski. Discover out-of-the-way places like Syvasenvaara Fell and Santa's House of Snowmobiles. Explore Rovaniemi's surroundings by going to Tornio (Tornio Golf & Tornio Church). Next up on the itinerary: explore the striking landscape at Hiidenkirnut, see Santa Claus Office, tour the pleasant surroundings at Napapiirin Porofarmi, and make a trip to Santa Claus Village.

To find traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi online trip itinerary maker.

Berlin, Germany to Rovaniemi is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also fly; or drive; or do a combination of train, car, and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET) is 1 hour. In August, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can travel to Posio.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks · Museums · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 7 — 13:

Posio

— 2 nights
Posio is a municipality of Finland. On the 14th (Fri), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Riisitunturi National Park. On the 15th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the exciting artwork at Pentik Hill and then explore the striking landscape at Korouoma Canyon.

For where to stay, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read our Posio trip builder tool.

You can drive from Rovaniemi to Posio in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In August, daytime highs in Posio are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Pyhatunturi.

Things to do in Posio

Parks · Nature · Shopping · Museums
Find places to stay Aug 13 — 15:

Pyhatunturi

— 2 nights
Start off your visit on the 16th (Sun): get out on two wheels at Luosto Adventures, then go deep underground at Amethyst Mine Lapland, then take in the awesome beauty at Luosto, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Sodankyla. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Pyha-Luosto National Park.

For other places to visit, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read our Pyhatunturi online visit planner.

Traveling by car from Posio to Pyhatunturi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in August, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Saariselka.

Things to do in Pyhatunturi

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 15 — 17:

Saariselka

— 3 nights
Outdoor pursuits--ranging from cross-country skiing and snowmobiling to reindeer safaris and chasing Northern Lights--draw the largest number of tourists to Saariselka.
Visiting Urho Kekkonen National Park and Juutua Nature Trail will get you outdoors. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church and Saariselka Reindeer Farm. Change things up with these side-trips from Saariselka: Inari (Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center & Lake Inari). And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at Gold Prospector Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel, and get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

For other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Saariselka trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Pyhatunturi to Saariselka takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In August, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Kilpisjarvi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Winter Sports

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 17 — 20:

Kilpisjarvi

— 1 night
On the 21st (Fri), make a trip to The Three Nations' Border Point and then take in the dramatic scenery at Tsahkal Falls. Keep things going the next day: make a trip to Saana.

For where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Kilpisjarvi tour builder app.

Getting from Saariselka to Kilpisjarvi by car takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Saariselka to Kilpisjarvi due to the time zone difference. In August, daily temperatures in Kilpisjarvi can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Sat) to allow time for travel to Levi.

Things to do in Kilpisjarvi

Wildlife · Parks · Trails · Outdoors
Find places to stay Aug 20 — 22:
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Levi

— 2 nights
Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
On the 23rd (Sun), glide through natural beauty at Torassieppi Reindeer Farm & Cottages, then take in the awesome beauty at Sarkitunturi, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Keimiotunturi Fell. On the 24th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Levi day trip site.

Traveling by car from Kilpisjarvi to Levi takes 3.5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Kilpisjarvi to Levi is 1 hour. In August in Levi, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Levi

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 22 — 24:

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.