21 days in Lapland Itinerary

21 days in Lapland Itinerary

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Salla
— 5 nights
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Pelkosenniemi
— 1 night
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Pyhatunturi
— 2 nights
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Luosto
— 2 nights
Drive
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Tankavaara
— 1 night
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Saariselka
— 2 nights
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Inari
— 3 nights
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Sodankyla
— 2 nights
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Posio
— 2 nights
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Salla

— 5 nights
Salla is a municipality of Finland, located in Lapland. Change things up with these side-trips from Salla: Joutsijarven Bunkkerit (in Kemijarvi), Pieni Karhunkierros Trail (in Juuma) and Kiutakongas Rapids (in Kuusamo). On the 6th (Sun), ski the day away in the pristine settings at Ski Resort Suomutunturi. There's still lots to do: get engrossed in the history at Salla Museum of War & Reconstruction and steep yourself in history at Paikanselan Taistelualue.

To find more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Salla trip builder tool.

In September in Salla, expect temperatures between 13°C during the day and 5°C at night. On the 9th (Wed), you'll travel to Pelkosenniemi.

Things to do in Salla

Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Winter Sports

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 4 — 9:

Pelkosenniemi

— 1 night
Pelkosenniemi is a municipality of Finland.Pelkosenniemi is located in the province of Lapland. On the 9th (Wed), tour the pleasant surroundings at Pyhatunturi.

To see reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Pelkosenniemi holiday builder.

Getting from Salla to Pelkosenniemi by car takes about 1.5 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Pelkosenniemi can reach 14°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. You will leave for Pyhatunturi on the 10th (Thu).

Things to do in Pelkosenniemi

Parks · Winter Sports · Outdoors
Find places to stay Sep 9 — 10:
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Pyhatunturi

— 2 nights
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Fri): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Pyha-Luosto National Park.

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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

Parks · Nature
Find places to stay Sep 10 — 12:
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Luosto

— 2 nights
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): go deep underground at Amethyst Mine Lapland. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Mon): identify plant and animal life at Isokuru, look for all kinds of wild species at Kopara Reindeer Park, and then do some two-wheel cruising with Luosto Adventures.

To find more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Luosto trip itinerary maker website.

Luosto is just a stone's throw from Pyhatunturi. Expect a daytime high around 14°C in September, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) so you can travel to Tankavaara.

Things to do in Luosto

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Trails
Find places to stay Sep 12 — 14:

Tankavaara

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Tue): see the interesting displays at Gold Prospector Museum.

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Drive from Luosto to Tankavaara in 2 hours. September in Tankavaara sees daily highs of 13°C and lows of 4°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Tue) to allow time for travel to Saariselka.

Things to do in Tankavaara

Museums
Find places to stay Sep 14 — 15:
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Saariselka

— 2 nights
Outdoor pursuits--ranging from cross-country skiing and snowmobiling to reindeer safaris and chasing Northern Lights--draw the largest number of tourists to Saariselka.
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. Here are some ideas for day two: get a taste of life in the country at Saariselka Reindeer Farm, then surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, and then look for gifts at Hippupuoti Gift Shop.

For traveler tips and more tourist information, use the Saariselka driving holiday planning website.

Saariselka is just a stone's throw from Tankavaara. In September, daytime highs in Saariselka are 13°C, while nighttime lows are 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Inari.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Winter Sports
Find places to stay Sep 15 — 17:

Inari

— 3 nights
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, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: examine the collection at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center, pause for some serene contemplation at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church, get a dose of the wild on Angeli Reindeer Farm, and get outside with Lake Inari.

To find reviews, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read our Inari trip itinerary maker site.

Getting from Saariselka to Inari by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 13°C in September, and nighttime lows around 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) so you can travel to Sodankyla.

Things to do in Inari

Outdoors · Museums · Parks · Trails
Find places to stay Sep 17 — 20:

Sodankyla

— 2 nights
Sodankylä is a municipality of Finland. Start off your visit on the 21st (Mon): hike along Pyha-Nattanen Fell and then take in the awesome beauty at Luosto.

For photos, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Sodankyla online route planner.

Drive from Inari to Sodankyla in 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 14°C in September, and nighttime lows around 5°C. 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 · Trails · Outdoors · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Sep 20 — 22:

Posio

— 2 nights
Posio is a municipality of Finland. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the exciting artwork at Pentik Hill and then take in the dramatic natural features at Korouoma Canyon.

For other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Posio online holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Sodankyla to Posio takes 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 13°C in September, and nighttime lows around 5°C. On the 24th (Thu), you're off to home.

Things to do in Posio

Parks · Shopping · Museums · Nature
Find places to stay Sep 22 — 24:

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.