20 days in Lapland Itinerary

20 days in Lapland Itinerary

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20 days in Lapland Itinerary

Start: Brussels
Fly:  10​h 15​min
1
Pyhatunturi
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
2
Posio
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 30​min
3
Inari
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Tankavaara
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Akaslompolo
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
6
Rovaniemi
— 6 nights
Fly:  8​h
End: Brussels

1
night
Pyhatunturi

Pyhatunturi ©
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Sun): take an exotic tour of a safari tour, identify plant and animal life at Kopara Reindeer Park, and then explore and take pictures at Amethyst Mine Lapland. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Pyha-Luosto National Park.

For ratings, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Pyhatunturi attractions planner .

Brussels, Belgium to Pyhatunturi is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time (CET) to Eastern European Time (EET) is 1 hour. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Brussels in September, with highs in Pyhatunturi at 14°C and lows at 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to travel to Posio.

Things to do in Pyhatunturi

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Luosto
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Kopara Reindeer Park ©
Kopara Reindeer Park
Pyha-Luosto National Park ©
Pyha-Luosto National Park
Safaris

2
nights
Posio

Posio ©
Posio is a municipality of Finland. On the 4th (Tue), explore the striking landscape of Riisitunturi National Park. On the 5th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the exciting artwork at Pentik Hill and then take in the dramatic natural features at Korouoma Canyon.

To find more things to do, reviews, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Posio online travel route planner .

Traveling by car from Pyhatunturi to Posio takes 2.5 hours. September in Posio sees daily highs of 13°C and lows of 5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to travel to Inari.

Things to do in Posio

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

3
nights
Inari

Inari ©
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus and Inari Reindeerfarm. Get outdoors at Lake Inari and Lemmenjoki National Park.

To see ratings, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, go to the Inari trip planner .

You can drive from Posio to Inari in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In September, daily temperatures in Inari can reach 13°C, while at night they dip to 4°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can travel to Tankavaara.

Things to do in Inari

Outdoors Tours Nature

Side Trip

Lemmenjoki National Park
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Lake Inari ©
Lake Inari
Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus ©
Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus
Lemmenjoki National Park ©
Lemmenjoki National Park

2
nights
Tankavaara

Tankavaara ©
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Mon): examine the collection at Gold Prospector Museum, get interesting insight from Tours, and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Urho Kekkonen National Park. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy some diversion at Action Park and then get in on the family fun at Angry Birds Activity Park.

To find where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Tankavaara online tour builder .

Traveling by car from Inari to Tankavaara takes 1.5 hours. In September, daytime highs in Tankavaara are 13°C, while nighttime lows are 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to travel to Akaslompolo.

Things to do in Tankavaara

Outdoors Theme Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Saariselka
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Gold Prospector Museum ©
Gold Prospector Museum
Urho Kekkonen National Park ©
Urho Kekkonen National Park

3
nights
Akaslompolo

Take a break from the city and head to Nature & Wildlife Tours and Ounaskievari Reindeer Farm. Explore hidden gems such as Seven Fells Up and Giewont Husky Adventures. Step out of Akaslompolo to go to Muonio and see Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park, which is approximately 56 minutes away.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Akaslompolo online tour itinerary planner .

You can drive from Tankavaara to Akaslompolo in 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 13°C in September, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Outdoors Nature Parks

Side Trips

Kittila, Muonio, Ounaskievari Reindeer Farm
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Auttikongas and Korundi House of Culture. Step out of the city life by going to Syvasenvaara Fell and Hiidenkirnut. There's much more to do: examine the collection at Christmas House Santa, enjoy some diversion at Snowman World Igloo Hotel, fly down the slopes at Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy, and snap pictures at Lumberjack's Candle Bridge.

For other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Rovaniemi trip planner.

You can drive from Akaslompolo to Rovaniemi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Rovaniemi can reach 13°C, while at night they dip to 6°C. You'll set off for home on the 20th (Thu).

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums Parks Nature
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Korundi House of Culture ©
Korundi House of Culture
Auttikongas ©
Auttikongas
Santa's House of Snowmobiles ©
Santa's House of Snowmobiles

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