21 days in Finland Itinerary

21 days in Finland Itinerary

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21 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Salla
1
Salla
— 5 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
2
Pelkosenniemi
— 1 night
Drive:  30 min
3
Pyhatunturi
— 2 nights
Drive:  30 min
4
Luosto
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
5
Tankavaara
— 1 night
Drive:  30 min
6
Saariselka
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h
7
Inari
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
8
Sodankyla
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
9
Posio
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
End: Salla

5
nights
Salla

Salla ©
Salla is a municipality of Finland, located in Lapland. Venture out of the city with trips to Pieni Karhunkierros Trail (in Juuma), Joutsijarven Bunkkerit (in Kemijarvi) and Kiutakongas Rapids (in Kuusamo). On the 6th (Sun), ski the day away in the pristine settings at Ski Resort Suomutunturi. There's more to do: learn about all things military at Salla Museum of War & Reconstruction and contemplate the long history of Paikanselan Taistelualue.

For more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Salla planner .

In September, plan for daily highs up to 13°C, and evening lows to 5°C. On the 9th (Wed), you're off toPelkosenniemi.

Things to do in Salla

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trips

Joutsijarven Bunkkerit, Pieni Karhunkierros Trail, Ski Resort Suomutunturi, Kiutakongas Rapids
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Pieni Karhunkierros Trail ©
Pieni Karhunkierros Trail
Kiutakongas Rapids ©
Kiutakongas Rapids
Salla Museum of War & Reconstruction ©

1
night
Pelkosenniemi

Pelkosenniemi ©
Pelkosenniemi is a municipality of Finland.Pelkosenniemi is located in the province of Lapland. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Wed): hit the slopes at Pyhatunturi.

To see other places to visit, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Pelkosenniemi trip website .

You can drive from Salla to Pelkosenniemi in 1.5 hours. In September in Pelkosenniemi, expect temperatures between 14°C during the day and 5°C at night. You will leave for Pyhatunturi on the 10th (Thu).

Things to do in Pelkosenniemi

Winter Sports Outdoors Parks
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Pyhatunturi ©
Pyhatunturi

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Pyhatunturi

Pyhatunturi ©
Start off your visit on the 11th (Fri): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Pyha-Luosto National Park.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Pyhatunturi online vacation planner .

Pyhatunturi is very close to Pelkosenniemi. In September in Pyhatunturi, expect temperatures between 14°C during the day and 5°C at night. You will leave for Luosto on the 12th (Sat).

Things to do in Pyhatunturi

Nature Parks
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Pyha-Luosto National Park ©
Pyha-Luosto National Park

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Luosto

Luosto ©
Nestled among vast forests and fells, Luosto represents a small idyllic resort village set on the edge of Pyha-Luosto National Park.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sun): discover the riches below the earth's surface at Amethyst Mine Lapland. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the striking landscape at Isokuru, look for all kinds of wild species at Kopara Reindeer Park, and then do some two-wheel cruising with Luosto Adventures.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Luosto itinerary planner .

Luosto is very close to Pyhatunturi. In September in Luosto, expect temperatures between 14°C during the day and 5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Tankavaara.

Things to do in Luosto

Wildlife Parks Nature
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Kopara Reindeer Park ©
Kopara Reindeer Park
Amethyst Mine Lapland ©
Amethyst Mine Lapland

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night
Tankavaara

Tankavaara ©
Start off your visit on the 15th (Tue): examine the collection at Gold Prospector Museum.

For maps, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Tankavaara tour itinerary builder app .

You can drive from Luosto to Tankavaara in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 13°C in September, and nighttime lows around 4°C. On the 15th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Saariselka.

Things to do in Tankavaara

Museums
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Gold Prospector Museum ©
Gold Prospector Museum

2
nights
Saariselka

Saariselka ©
Outdoor pursuits--ranging from cross-country skiing and snowmobiling to reindeer safaris and chasing Northern Lights--draw the largest number of tourists to Saariselka.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Wed): fly down the slopes at Urho Kekkonen National Park and then find something for the whole family at Angry Birds Activity Park. On your second day here, wander the wide-open spaces of Saariselka Reindeer Farm, then surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, and then look for gifts at Hippupuoti Gift Shop.

For reviews, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Saariselka online journey planner .

Saariselka is just a short distance from Tankavaara. In September in Saariselka, expect temperatures between 13°C during the day and 4°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) early enough to drive to Inari.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors Winter Sports Nature
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Urho Kekkonen National Park ©
Urho Kekkonen National Park
Saariselka Reindeer Farm ©
Saariselka Reindeer Farm
Angry Birds Activity Park ©
Angry Birds Activity Park

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Inari

Inari ©
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. Inari is known for museums, wildlife, outdoors, shopping, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see the interesting displays at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center, relax in the rural setting at Tuula's Reindeer, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church, and wander the wide-open spaces of Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus.

For reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Inari online road trip planner .

You can drive from Saariselka to Inari in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September in Inari, expect temperatures between 13°C during the day and 4°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to travel to Sodankyla.

Things to do in Inari

Outdoors Museums Wildlife
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Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©
Lake Inari ©
Lake Inari
Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus ©
Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus

2
nights
Sodankyla

Sodankyla ©
Sodankylä is a municipality of Finland. On the 21st (Mon), hike along Pyha-Nattanen Fell and then take in the awesome beauty at Luosto.

To find other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Sodankyla trip planner .

You can drive from Inari to Sodankyla in 2.5 hours. September in Sodankyla sees daily highs of 14°C and lows of 5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Posio.

Things to do in Sodankyla

Parks Outdoors Trails
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Luosto ©
Luosto
Church of Sodankyla ©
Church of Sodankyla

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Posio

Posio ©
Posio is a municipality of Finland. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: view the masterpieces at Pentik Hill and then take in the dramatic natural features at Korouoma Canyon.

To see ratings, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Posio journey planner .

Traveling by car from Sodankyla to Posio takes 3 hours. In September in Posio, expect temperatures between 13°C during the day and 5°C at night. You will leave for home on the 24th (Thu).

Things to do in Posio

Nature Museums Shopping
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Korouoma Canyon ©
Korouoma Canyon
Pentik Hill ©
Pentik Hill