22 days in Lapland Itinerary

22 days in Lapland Itinerary

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22 days in Lapland Itinerary

Start: Milan
Fly:  11​h 15​min
1
Luosto
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Tankavaara
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Inari
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
4
Kilpisjarvi
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
5
Akaslompolo
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
6
Posio
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
7
Rovaniemi
— 5 nights
Fly:  8​h 45​min
End: Milan

2
nights
Luosto

Luosto ©
Do some cultural sightseeing at Church of Sodankyla and Museum - Gallery Alariesto. Discover out-of-the-way places like Kopara Reindeer Park and Safaris. Take a break from Luosto with a short trip to Luosto in Sodankyla, about 42 minutes away. Spend the 3rd (Fri) exploring nature at Pyha-Luosto National Park.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Luosto day trip planner .

Milan, Italy to Luosto is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. You can also drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Milan to Luosto due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Milan in August, expect nights in Luosto to be little chillier, around 9°C, while days are colder, around 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can travel to Tankavaara.

Things to do in Luosto

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

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

2
nights
Tankavaara

Tankavaara ©
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sun): enjoy some diversion at Action Park and then find something for the whole family at Angry Birds Activity Park. On the next day, stroll through Urho Kekkonen National Park and then see the interesting displays at Gold Prospector Museum.

To find ratings, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Tankavaara trip builder tool .

Getting from Luosto to Tankavaara by car takes about 2 hours. August in Tankavaara sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 9°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can travel to Inari.

Things to do in Tankavaara

Theme Parks Fun & Games Parks

Side Trip

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

4
nights
Inari

Inari ©
Discover out-of-the-way places like Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church and The Sami Cultural Centre Sajos. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Saint Tryphon Pechenga Orthodox Church and Siida. Spend the 10th (Fri) exploring nature at Lemmenjoki National Park.

To find other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Inari holiday maker tool .

You can drive from Tankavaara to Inari in 1.5 hours. In August in Inari, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Kilpisjarvi.

Things to do in Inari

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trip

Lemmenjoki National Park
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Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church
Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus ©
Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus
Siida ©
Siida

2
nights
Kilpisjarvi

Kilpisjarvi ©
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sat): don't miss a visit to Saana. Here are some ideas for day two: head outdoors with Kukkolankoski and then make a trip to The Three Nations' Border Point.

To find photos, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Kilpisjarvi trip planning website .

Getting from Inari to Kilpisjarvi by car takes about 6 hours. The time zone changes from Eastern European Time (EET) to Central European Time (CET), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in August, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Akaslompolo.

Things to do in Kilpisjarvi

Outdoors
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Saana ©
Saana

3
nights
Akaslompolo

You'll discover tucked-away gems like Seven Fells Up and Giewont Husky Adventures. Get out of town with these interesting Akaslompolo side-trips: Kittila (The Sarestoniemi Museum & Nature & Wildlife Tours) and Kongas (Ounaskievari Reindeer Farm & Levi Huskypark).

To see traveler tips, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read Akaslompolo trip planner .

Drive from Kilpisjarvi to Akaslompolo in 3.5 hours. Traveling from Kilpisjarvi to Akaslompolo, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In August, daily temperatures in Akaslompolo can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can travel to Posio.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Outdoors Theme Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Kittila, Kongas, Pakasaivo
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Pakasaivo ©
Pakasaivo
Akaslompolo Sportshop ©
Akaslompolo Sportshop

2
nights
Posio

Posio ©
Posio is a municipality of Finland. On the 16th (Thu), explore the world behind art at Pentik Hill and then explore the striking landscape at Korouoma Canyon. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the striking landscape of Riisitunturi National Park.

For maps, reviews, photos, and tourist information, go to the Posio online trip itinerary maker .

You can drive from Akaslompolo to Posio in 4 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Posio can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Posio

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

5
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Korundi House of Culture and Santa's House of Snowmobiles. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at German Soldier s Cemetery and Kemi Church. Explore Rovaniemi's surroundings by going to Tatuka Palvelut (in Ylitornio), The Provincial Museum Of Tornio Valley (in Tornio) and Kemin Jalokivigalleria (Kemi Gemstone Gallery) (in Kemi). There's much more to do: take in the views from Lumberjack's Candle Bridge, explore and take pictures at Lappi Areena, make a trip to Marttiinin Wanha Tehdas, and see the interesting displays at Christmas House Santa.

To see maps, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi journey maker .

You can drive from Posio to Rovaniemi in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in August, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums Parks Winter Sports

Side Trips

Kemi, Tatuka Palvelut, The Provincial Museum Of Tornio Valley
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Korundi House of Culture ©
Korundi House of Culture
German Soldier s Cemetery ©
German Soldier s Cemetery
Santa's House of Snowmobiles ©
Santa's House of Snowmobiles

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