22 days in Lapland Itinerary

22 days in Lapland Itinerary

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Fly to Kittilä Airport, Drive to Levi
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Levi
— 4 nights
Drive
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Kilpisjarvi
— 1 night
Drive
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Saariselka
— 3 nights
Drive
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Pyhatunturi
— 3 nights
Drive
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Posio
— 2 nights
Drive
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Rovaniemi
— 8 nights
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Levi

— 4 nights
Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
Venture out of the city with trips to Muonio (Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park, Keimiotunturi Fell, &more). Spend the 14th (Wed) on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort. There's still lots to do: stroll through Yllas Ski Resort, don't miss a visit to Giewont Husky Adventures, and admire all the interesting features of Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm.

For where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Levi tour planning app.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Levi is an approximately 10-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Traveling from Amsterdam to Levi, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Amsterdam in July, expect Levi to be a bit cooler, temps between 22°C and 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can travel to Kilpisjarvi.

Things to do in Levi

Parks · Nature · Winter Sports · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 13 — 17:

Kilpisjarvi

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sun): make a trip to The Three Nations' Border Point, then admire the sheer force of Tsahkal Falls, and then make a trip to Saana.

For other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read Kilpisjarvi trip builder site.

Traveling by car from Levi to Kilpisjarvi takes 3.5 hours. The time zone difference moving from Eastern European Standard Time to Central European Standard Time is minus 1 hour. When traveling from Levi in July, plan for slightly colder days in Kilpisjarvi, with highs around 18°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Saariselka.

Things to do in Kilpisjarvi

Outdoors · Parks · Nature · Trails
Find places to stay Jul 17 — 18:
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Saariselka

— 3 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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Inari (Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church, Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center, &more). Spend the 19th (Mon) exploring nature at Urho Kekkonen National Park. There's much more to do: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, hit the slopes at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel.

To see where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Saariselka travel itinerary planner.

Getting from Kilpisjarvi to Saariselka by car takes about 6.5 hours. Traveling from Kilpisjarvi to Saariselka, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In July, daily temperatures in Saariselka can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) to allow time to travel to Pyhatunturi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports · Trails

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 18 — 21:

Pyhatunturi

— 3 nights
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Pyhatunturi: Isokuru (in Luosto) and Church of Sodankyla (in Sodankyla). Spend the 22nd (Thu) exploring nature at Pyha-Luosto National Park.

To find traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Pyhatunturi road trip website.

Getting from Saariselka to Pyhatunturi by car takes about 2.5 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Posio.

Things to do in Pyhatunturi

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 21 — 24:

Posio

— 2 nights
Posio is a municipality of Finland. Start off your visit on the 25th (Sun): shop like a local with Pentik Hill, take in the dramatic natural features at Korouoma Canyon, and then identify plant and animal life at Kota-Husky. On the 26th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the striking landscape of Riisitunturi National Park.

For other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Posio tour planner.

Getting from Pyhatunturi to Posio by car takes about 2.5 hours. July in Posio sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) early enough to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Posio

Parks · Nature · Shopping · Outdoors
Find places to stay Jul 24 — 26:

Rovaniemi

— 8 nights

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Get out of town with these interesting Rovaniemi side-trips: Ranua Zoo (in Ranua) and Ski Resort Ritavalkea (in Pello). Next up on the itinerary: take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Rovaniemi Church, make a trip to Lordi's Square, and get curious at Science Centre Pilke.

To find reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi trip itinerary planning website.

You can drive from Posio to Rovaniemi in 2 hours. In July, daytime highs in Rovaniemi are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks · Museums · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 26 — Aug 3:

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.