20 days in Lapland Itinerary

20 days in Lapland Itinerary

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Fly to Rovaniemi Airport, Drive to Pyhatunturi
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Pyhatunturi
— 1 night
Drive
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Posio
— 2 nights
Drive
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Inari
— 3 nights
Drive
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Kilpisjarvi
— 2 nights
Drive
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Muonio
— 3 nights
Drive
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Kittila
— 2 nights
Drive
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Rovaniemi
— 4 nights
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Pyhatunturi

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Wed): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Sodankyla and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Kopara Reindeer Park. Keep things going the next day: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Pyha-Luosto National Park.

To see ratings, photos, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Pyhatunturi trip itinerary tool.

Zurich, Switzerland to Pyhatunturi is an approximately 11-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Zurich to Pyhatunturi due to the time zone difference. 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 go by car to Posio.

Things to do in Pyhatunturi

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 15 — 16:

Posio

— 2 nights
Posio is a municipality of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Fri): explore the striking landscape of Riisitunturi National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Sat): get a taste of the local shopping with Pentik Hill and then explore the striking landscape at Korouoma Canyon.

To see photos, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Posio road trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Pyhatunturi to Posio takes 2.5 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Posio can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to travel to Inari.

Things to do in Posio

Parks · Nature · Museums · Shopping
Find places to stay Aug 16 — 18:

Inari

— 3 nights
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. Explore hidden gems such as Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church and Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel. Take a break from the city and head to Lemmenjoki National Park and Lake Inari. Change things up with these side-trips from Inari: Urho Kekkonen National Park (in Saariselka) and Gold Prospector Museum (in Tankavaara). There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Juutua Nature Trail, get your bearings at The Sami Cultural Centre Sajos, get a taste of life in the country at Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus, and relax in the rural setting at Inari Reindeer Farm.

For reviews, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Inari online trip maker.

Getting from Posio to Inari by car takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in August, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to travel to Kilpisjarvi.

Things to do in Inari

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 18 — 22:

Kilpisjarvi

— 2 nights
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): take in the dramatic scenery at Tsahkal Falls and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Kukkolankoski. On your second day here, don't miss a visit to Saana.

To see ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Kilpisjarvi itinerary planner.

Getting from Inari to Kilpisjarvi by car takes about 6 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Inari to Kilpisjarvi is minus 1 hour. In August, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Muonio.

Things to do in Kilpisjarvi

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

Side Trip

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Muonio

— 3 nights
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. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Pakasaivo and Keimiotunturi Fell. Step out of the city life by going to Torassieppi Reindeer Farm & Cottages and Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park. Change things up with these side-trips from Muonio: Enontekio (Enontekio Church & Pyhakero). There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Keimioniemi Fishing Cabins and see the interesting displays at Muonion Kotiseutumuseo.

Plan trip to Muonio with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Traveling by car from Kilpisjarvi to Muonio takes 3 hours. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. In August, daily temperatures in Muonio can reach 18°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can drive to Kittila.

Things to do in Muonio

Parks · Nature · Winter Sports · Tours

Side Trip

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Kittila

— 2 nights
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, surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm, and finally relax in the rural setting at Ounaskievari Reindeer Farm. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: head outdoors with Seven Fells Up.

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

Drive from Muonio to Kittila in an hour. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in August, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Kittila

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 27 — 29:

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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate German Soldier s Cemetery and Rovaniemi Church. Explore hidden gems such as Auttikongas and Napapiirin Porofarmi. There's much more to do: Head underground at Syvasenvaara Fell, get your game on at Snowman World Igloo Hotel, take in the dramatic natural features at Hiidenkirnut, and explore the world behind art at Korundi House of Culture.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi itinerary builder app.

Traveling by car from Kittila to Rovaniemi takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Rovaniemi can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Tours
Find places to stay Aug 29 — Sep 2:

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.