20 days in Lapland Itinerary

20 days in Lapland Itinerary

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20 days in Lapland Itinerary

Start: Zurich
Fly + Drive:  10​h
1
Pyhatunturi
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
2
Posio
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 30​min
3
Inari
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
4
Kilpisjarvi
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
5
Muonio
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
6
Kittila
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
7
Rovaniemi
— 4 nights
Fly:  7​h 45​min
End: Zurich

1
night
Pyhatunturi

Pyhatunturi ©
Start off your visit on the 15th (Wed): look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Sodankyla, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Kopara Reindeer Park. Keep things going the next day: explore the striking landscape of Pyha-Luosto National Park.

To find ratings, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Pyhatunturi itinerary builder site .

Zurich, Switzerland to Pyhatunturi is an approximately 10-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time to Eastern European Time is 1 hour. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Zurich in August: high temperatures in Pyhatunturi hover around 20°C and lows are around 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to travel to Posio.

Things to do in Pyhatunturi

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Kopara Reindeer Park, Church of Sodankyla
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Kopara Reindeer Park ©
Kopara Reindeer Park
Safaris
Church of Sodankyla ©
Church of Sodankyla

2
nights
Posio

Posio ©
Posio is a municipality of Finland. Start off your visit on the 17th (Fri): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Riisitunturi National Park. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the exciting artwork at Pentik Hill and then explore the striking landscape at Korouoma Canyon.

For where to stay, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Posio holiday maker website .

Traveling by car from Pyhatunturi to Posio takes 2.5 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Inari.

Things to do in Posio

Nature Parks Museums
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Korouoma Canyon ©
Korouoma Canyon
Riisitunturi National Park ©
Riisitunturi National Park

3
nights
Inari

Inari ©
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church and Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel will appeal to history buffs. Step out of the city life by going to Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus and Urho Kekkonen National Park. Take a break from Inari with a short trip to Gold Prospector Museum in Tankavaara, about 1h 30 min away. Spend the 21st (Tue) exploring nature at Lemmenjoki National Park.

For ratings, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read Inari online vacation planner .

You can drive from Posio to Inari in 5.5 hours. Another option is to fly. In August, daily temperatures in Inari can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) to allow time to travel to Muonio.

Things to do in Inari

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Gold Prospector Museum, Lemmenjoki National Park, Urho Kekkonen National Park
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Urho Kekkonen National Park ©
Urho Kekkonen National Park
Lake Inari ©
Lake Inari
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church

2
nights
Kilpisjarvi

Kilpisjarvi ©
On the 23rd (Thu), take in the dramatic scenery at Tsahkal Falls and then head outdoors with Kukkolankoski. On your second day here, don't miss a visit to Saana.

To find ratings, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read Kilpisjarvi route maker tool .

You can drive from Inari to Kilpisjarvi in 6 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Inari to Kilpisjarvi. In August in Kilpisjarvi, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Fri) to allow time for travel to Muonio.

Things to do in Kilpisjarvi

Nature Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Kukkolankoski
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Saana ©
Saana

3
nights
Muonio

Muonio ©
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. Explore hidden gems such as Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park and Keimioniemi Fishing Cabins. Escape the urban bustle at Pakasaivo and Keimiotunturi Fell. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Muonio: Enontekio (Enontekio Church & Pyhakero). The adventure continues: glide through natural beauty at Torassieppi Reindeer Farm & Cottages and see the interesting displays at Muonion Kotiseutumuseo.

To find reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Muonio online itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Kilpisjarvi to Muonio takes 3 hours. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Kilpisjarvi to Muonio due to the time zone difference. In August in Muonio, expect temperatures between 18°C during the day and 7°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can travel to Kittila.

Things to do in Muonio

Nature Parks Winter Sports

Side Trip

Enontekio
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Pakasaivo ©
Pakasaivo
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park ©
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park
Torassieppi Reindeer Farm & Cottages ©

2
nights
Kittila

Kittilä is a municipality of Finland and a popular holiday resort.It is located in northern Finland north of the Arctic Circle within the Lapland region. Kick off your visit on the 28th (Tue): make a trip to Giewont Husky Adventures, then surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, then experience rural life at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm, and finally experience rural life at Ounaskievari Reindeer Farm. On the 29th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get outside with Scandinavian Adventures and then head outdoors with Seven Fells Up.

To see maps, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, use the Kittila trip planner .

Drive from Muonio to Kittila in 1.5 hours. August in Kittila sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 9°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can go by car to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Kittila

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Akaslompolo, Ounaskievari Reindeer Farm, Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Seven Fells Up ©
Seven Fells Up
Scandinavian Adventures ©
Scandinavian Adventures

4
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Get outdoors at Auttikongas and Feelapland. Explore hidden gems such as German Soldier s Cemetery and Korundi House of Culture. There's lots more to do: Head underground at Syvasenvaara Fell, pause for some serene contemplation at Rovaniemi Church, experience rural life at Poro Farmi, and stop by Your Piece Of Finland.

For reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Rovaniemi trip planner .

You can drive from Kittila to Rovaniemi in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Rovaniemi are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks Wildlife Nature
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Auttikongas ©
Auttikongas
Feelapland ©
Feelapland
German Soldier s Cemetery ©
German Soldier s Cemetery

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