23 days in Lapland Itinerary

23 days in Lapland Itinerary

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23 days in Lapland Itinerary

Start: Newark
Fly + Drive:  18​h
1
Pyhatunturi
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
2
Posio
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 30​min
3
Inari
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h
4
Muonio
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Kittila
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
6
Rovaniemi
— 7 nights
Fly:  16​h 45​min
End: Newark

1
night
Pyhatunturi

Pyhatunturi ©
Start off your visit on the 16th (Mon): see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour and then look for all kinds of wild species at Kopara Reindeer Park. On the 17th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Pyha-Luosto National Park.

To see reviews, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Pyhatunturi holiday builder site .

Newark, USA to Pyhatunturi is an approximately 18-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Eastern European Time is 7 hours. Traveling from Newark in September, things will get cooler in Pyhatunturi: highs are around 54°F and lows about 41°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can travel to Posio.

Things to do in Pyhatunturi

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Kopara Reindeer Park
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Kopara Reindeer Park ©
Kopara Reindeer Park
Safaris

2
nights
Posio

Posio ©
Posio is a municipality of Finland. On the 18th (Wed), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Riisitunturi National Park. Keep things going the next day: take in the exciting artwork at Pentik Hill and then take in the dramatic natural features at Korouoma Canyon.

To see ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read Posio attractions tool .

Traveling by car from Pyhatunturi to Posio takes 2.5 hours. September in Posio sees daily highs of 52°F and lows of 40°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to travel to Inari.

Things to do in Posio

Parks Nature Museums
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Riisitunturi National Park ©
Riisitunturi National Park

4
nights
Inari

Inari ©
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. Step off the beaten path and head to Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus and Lemmenjoki National Park. Escape the urban bustle at Lake Inari and Juutua Nature Trail. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Inari: Saariselka (Urho Kekkonen National Park & Action Park) and Gold Prospector Museum (in Tankavaara).

For other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Inari journey site .

You can drive from Posio to Inari in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Expect a daytime high around 52°F in September, and nighttime lows around 39°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to travel to Muonio.

Things to do in Inari

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Saariselka, Gold Prospector Museum, Lemmenjoki National Park
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Urho Kekkonen National Park ©
Urho Kekkonen National Park
Lake Inari ©
Lake Inari
Lemmenjoki National Park ©
Lemmenjoki National Park

3
nights
Muonio

Muonio ©
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. Step off the beaten path and head to Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park and Pakasaivo. Get in touch with nature at Keimiotunturi Fell and Torassieppi Reindeer Farm & Cottages. Step out of Muonio with an excursion to Enontekio Church in Enontekio--about 58 minutes away. There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Keimioniemi Fishing Cabins and examine the collection at Muonion Kotiseutumuseo.

To find other places to visit and tourist information, go to the Muonio driving holiday planner .

You can drive from Inari to Muonio in 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 51°F in September, and nighttime lows around 39°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Kittila.

Things to do in Muonio

Parks Nature Winter Sports

Side Trip

Enontekio Church
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Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park ©
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park
Torassieppi Reindeer Farm & Cottages ©
Pakasaivo ©
Pakasaivo

3
nights
Kittila

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. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Nature & Wildlife Tours and Seven Fells Up. Step out of the city life by going to Ounaskievari Reindeer Farm and Scandinavian Adventures. Venture out of the city with trips to Akaslompolo (Akaslompolo Sportshop & Konijanka Petting Zoo). There's more to do: don't miss a visit to Giewont Husky Adventures and look for all kinds of wild species at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm.

For more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Kittila trip planner.

Traveling by car from Muonio to Kittila takes 1.5 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 53°F, and evening lows to 40°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Kittila

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Akaslompolo, Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm, Ounaskievari Reindeer Farm
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Seven Fells Up ©
Seven Fells Up
Scandinavian Adventures ©
Scandinavian Adventures

7
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Step off the beaten path and head to Auttikongas and Syvasenvaara Fell. Get outdoors at Feelapland and Hiidenkirnut. When in Rovaniemi, make a side trip to see Tatuka Palvelut in Ylitornio, approximately 38 minutes away. There's lots more to do: take in the views from Lumberjack's Candle Bridge, make a trip to Marttiinin Wanha Tehdas, explore the different monuments and memorials at German Soldier s Cemetery, and look for gifts at LAURI.

To see ratings, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi trip itinerary builder website .

You can drive from Kittila to Rovaniemi in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. September in Rovaniemi sees daily highs of 53°F and lows of 42°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Tatuka Reindeerfarm
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Auttikongas ©
Auttikongas
Feelapland ©
Feelapland
Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy ©
Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy

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