20 days in Lapland Itinerary

20 days in Lapland Itinerary

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20 days in Lapland Itinerary

Start: Athens
Fly:  10​h 45​min
1
Pyhatunturi
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
2
Posio
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Salla
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
4
Inari
— 4 nights
+2
shuttle + Fly + bus:  2​h 30​min
5
Levi
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
6
Akaslompolo
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
7
Rovaniemi
— 6 nights
Fly:  8​h 15​min
End: Athens

1
night
Pyhatunturi

Pyhatunturi ©
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Sun): identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Sodankyla, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Kopara Reindeer Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Pyha-Luosto National Park.

To see traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read Pyhatunturi visit planner .

Athens, Greece to Pyhatunturi is an approximately 11-hour flight. You can also drive. Traveling from Athens in September, things will get colder in Pyhatunturi: highs are around 14°C and lows about 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Posio.

Things to do in Pyhatunturi

#Parks, #Nature, #Wildlife

Side Trips

Church of Sodankyla, Kopara Reindeer Park
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Kopara Reindeer Park ©
Kopara Reindeer Park
Pyha-Luosto National Park ©
Pyha-Luosto National Park
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2
nights
Posio

Posio ©
Posio is a municipality of Finland. Start off your visit on the 4th (Tue): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Riisitunturi National Park. Here are some ideas for day two: view the masterpieces at Pentik Hill and then explore the striking landscape at Korouoma Canyon.

For other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Posio trip itinerary maker tool .

You can drive from Pyhatunturi to Posio in 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 13°C in September, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can travel to Salla.

Things to do in Posio

#Nature, #Parks, #Museums
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Riisitunturi National Park ©
Riisitunturi National Park
Pentik Hill ©
Pentik Hill

1
night
Salla

Salla ©
Salla is a municipality of Finland, located in Lapland. Start off your visit on the 6th (Thu): fly down the slopes at Salla Ski Resort, contemplate the long history of Paikanselan Taistelualue, and then savor a hot drink at Salla Museum of War & Reconstruction.

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Traveling by car from Posio to Salla takes 2 hours. In September in Salla, expect temperatures between 13°C during the day and 5°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Inari.

Things to do in Salla

#Outdoors, #Winter Sports, #Parks
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Salla Ski Resort ©
Salla Ski Resort

4
nights
Inari

Inari ©
Step out of the city life by going to Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus and Inari Reindeerfarm. Explore hidden gems such as Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church and Urho Kekkonen National Park. Get out of town with these interesting Inari side-trips: Gold Prospector Museum (in Tankavaara) and Hippupuoti Gift Shop (in Saariselka). Spend the 10th (Mon) exploring nature at Lemmenjoki National Park.

To see maps, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Inari day trip planner .

Traveling by car from Salla to Inari takes 5 hours. September in Inari sees daily highs of 13°C and lows of 4°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Inari

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Trails

Side Trips

Saariselka, Gold Prospector Museum, Lemmenjoki National Park
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Urho Kekkonen National Park ©
Urho Kekkonen National Park
Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus ©
Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus
Lake Inari ©
Lake Inari

2
nights
Levi

Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
On the 11th (Tue), experience rural life at Ounaskievari Reindeer Farm, then take a stroll through Ounasjoki - River for activities, then identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, and finally relax in the rural setting at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at The Sarestoniemi Museum, then don't miss a visit to Giewont Husky Adventures, and then get engrossed in the history at Samiland.

To see photos, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Levi trip tool .

Do a combination of shuttle, flight, and bus from Inari to Levi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September in Levi, expect temperatures between 13°C during the day and 5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Akaslompolo.

Things to do in Levi

#Outdoors, #Museums, #Wildlife

Side Trips

Kittila, Ounaskievari Reindeer Farm
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Nature & Wildlife Tours

2
nights
Akaslompolo

Akaslompolo ©
Start off your visit on the 13th (Thu): explore the activities along Pakasaivo and then glide through natural beauty at Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park. On your second day here, head outdoors with Scandinavian Adventures and then get outside with Seven Fells Up.

To find ratings, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read Akaslompolo trip planner .

You can drive from Levi to Akaslompolo in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 13°C in September, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can go by car to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

#Outdoors, #Nature, #Parks

Side Trip

Muonio
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Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park ©
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park
Pakasaivo ©
Pakasaivo

6
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like German Soldier s Cemetery and Santa's House of Snowmobiles. Get outdoors at Auttikongas and Hiidenkirnut. Change things up with these side-trips from Rovaniemi: Tornio Golf (in Tornio) and Kemi Church (in Kemi). And it doesn't end there: try to win big at Feel Vegas - Club Rovaniemi, examine the collection at Christmas House Santa, fly down the slopes at Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy, and take an in-depth tour of Rovaniemi Local History Museum.

To see where to stay, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Rovaniemi trip tool .

Getting from Akaslompolo to Rovaniemi by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Rovaniemi are 13°C, while nighttime lows are 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Thu) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Fun & Games

Side Trips

Kemi Church, Tornio Golf
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Auttikongas ©
Auttikongas
Christmas House Santa ©
Christmas House Santa
Korundi House of Culture ©
Korundi House of Culture

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