24 days in Lapland Itinerary

24 days in Lapland Itinerary

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24 days in Lapland Itinerary

Start: Vilnius
Fly + Drive:  8​h 30​min
1
Kemi
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
2
Levi
— 4 nights
3
Inari
— 5 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
4
Luosto
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Rovaniemi
— 10 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
End: Vilnius

2
nights
Kemi

Kemi ©
Kemi is a town and municipality of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kemi Church, admire the masterpieces at Kemin Jalokivigalleria (Kemi Gemstone Gallery), then get engrossed in the history at The Provincial Museum Of Tornio Valley, then enjoy breathtaking views from Tornion vesitorni, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Tornio Church. On your second day here, identify plant and animal life at Kotielainpuisto Arkadia and then step off the mainland to explore Perameren Kansallispuisto.

To find photos, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Kemi route builder site .

Vilnius, Lithuania to Kemi is an approximately 8.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Vilnius in September; daily highs in Kemi reach 15°C and lows reach 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough to drive to Levi.

Things to do in Kemi

Wildlife Parks Nature

Side Trips

Tornio, Kotielainpuisto Arkadia
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Kotielainpuisto Arkadia ©
Kotielainpuisto Arkadia
Kemi Church ©
Kemi Church

4
nights
Levi

Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Nature & Wildlife Tours and Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm. Museum of Fine Arts Einari Junttila and Keimioniemi Fishing Cabins are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Step out of Levi to go to Muonio and see Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park, which is approximately 58 minutes away. There's lots more to do: look for gifts at Elan Ski Shop & Rental, don't miss a visit to Giewont Husky Adventures, hit the slopes at Yllas Ski Resort, and stroll through Levi Ski Resort.

For traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read our Levi trip planning app .

Traveling by car from Kemi to Levi takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In September, daily temperatures in Levi can reach 13°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to travel to Inari.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports

Side Trips

Kittila, Muonio, Yllas Ski Resort
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park ©
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park
Yllas Ski Resort ©
Yllas Ski Resort

5
nights
Inari

Inari ©
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. Take a break from the city and head to Urho Kekkonen National Park and Lake Inari. Your inner history buff will appreciate Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church and Saint Tryphon Pechenga Orthodox Church. Get out of town with these interesting Inari side-trips: Gold Prospector Museum (in Tankavaara) and Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort (in Saariselka). The adventure continues: examine the collection at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center, pause for some serene contemplation at Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel, get a taste of life in the country at Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus, and relax in the rural setting at Tuula's Reindeer.

For ratings, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Inari planning app .

Traveling by flight from Levi to Inari takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Inari can reach 13°C, while at night they dip to 4°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can go by car to Luosto.

Things to do in Inari

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports

Side Trips

Saariselka, Gold Prospector Museum
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Gold Prospector Museum ©
Gold Prospector Museum
Urho Kekkonen National Park ©
Urho Kekkonen National Park
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort ©
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort

2
nights
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 14th (Sat): do some two-wheel cruising with Luosto Adventures and then look for all kinds of wild species at Kopara Reindeer Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Sun): take in breathtaking views at Isokuru and then pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Sodankyla.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Luosto trip website .

You can drive from Inari to Luosto in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Luosto are 14°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Luosto

Wildlife Parks Nature

Side Trip

Church of Sodankyla
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Kopara Reindeer Park ©
Kopara Reindeer Park
Church of Sodankyla ©
Church of Sodankyla

10
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Korouoma Canyon and Santa's House of Snowmobiles. Appreciate the collections at Arktikum and Korundi House of Culture. Change things up with these side-trips from Rovaniemi: Pyha-Luosto National Park (in Pyhatunturi) and Maupertuis Memorial (in Pello). Next up on the itinerary: explore the different monuments and memorials at German Soldier s Cemetery, get curious at Pilke Science Centre, hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour, and identify plant and animal life at Arctic Emotions Oy.

To see where to stay, maps, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi trip itinerary site .

Traveling by car from Luosto to Rovaniemi takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Rovaniemi can reach 13°C, while at night they dip to 6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Korouoma Canyon, Maupertuis Memorial, Pyha-Luosto National Park
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Korouoma Canyon ©
Korouoma Canyon
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Safaris

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