29 days in Lapland Itinerary

29 days in Lapland Itinerary

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Fly to Kuusamo Airport, Drive to Posio
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Posio
— 2 nights
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Salla
— 3 nights
Drive
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Luosto
— 3 nights
Drive
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Inari
— 5 nights
Drive
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Kilpisjarvi
— 2 nights
Drive
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Levi
— 4 nights
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Rovaniemi
— 8 nights
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Posio

— 2 nights
Posio is a municipality of Finland. Take a break from Posio with a short trip to Syote National Park in Syote, about 1h 10 min away. Spend the 2nd (Thu) exploring nature at Riisitunturi National Park. It doesn't end there: take in the dramatic natural features at Korouoma Canyon.

For reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Posio online trip planner.

Vancouver, Canada to Posio is an approximately 20.5-hour combination of flight and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 10 hours traveling from Vancouver to Posio. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Vancouver in September; daily highs in Posio reach 13°C and lows reach 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can drive to Salla.

Things to do in Posio

Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 1 — 3:

Salla

— 3 nights
Salla is a municipality of Finland, located in Lapland. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Salla: Joutsijarven Bunkkerit (in Kemijarvi), Pyhatunturi (in Pelkosenniemi) and Pyha-Luosto National Park (in Pyhatunturi). The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Paikanselan Taistelualue and get engrossed in the history at Salla Museum of War & Reconstruction.

For where to stay, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read Salla trip itinerary site.

Drive from Posio to Salla in 1.5 hours. In September, daytime highs in Salla are 13°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Luosto.

Things to do in Salla

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 3 — 6:

Luosto

— 3 nights
Nestled among vast forests and fells, Luosto represents a small idyllic resort village set on the edge of Pyha-Luosto National Park.
Change things up with a short trip to Church of Sodankyla in Sodankyla (about 32 minutes away). The adventure continues: go deep underground at Amethyst Mine Lapland, head outdoors with Arctic Husky Farm, tour the pleasant surroundings at Kopara Reindeer Park, and get out on two wheels at Luosto Adventures.

To find where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Luosto trip planner.

Drive from Salla to Luosto in 2 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 14°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Inari.

Things to do in Luosto

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 6 — 9:

Inari

— 5 nights
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. Venture out of the city with trips to Saariselka (Angry Birds Activity Park & Urho Kekkonen National Park). There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church, go for a walk through Otsamo Fell, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Saint Tryphon Pechenga Orthodox Church.

For other places to visit, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read Inari journey planner.

You can drive from Luosto to Inari in 3 hours. Another option is to do a combination of taxi and bus. September in Inari sees daily highs of 13°C and lows of 4°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to travel to Kilpisjarvi.

Things to do in Inari

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 9 — 14:

Kilpisjarvi

— 2 nights
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Wed): make a trip to Halti and then make a trip to The Three Nations' Border Point. Keep things going the next day: take in the dramatic scenery at Tsahkal Falls and then don't miss a visit to Saana.

To find ratings, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Kilpisjarvi trip planner.

You can drive from Inari to Kilpisjarvi in 6 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Inari to Kilpisjarvi. September in Kilpisjarvi sees daily highs of 15°C and lows of 7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can travel to Levi.

Things to do in Kilpisjarvi

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors

Side Trip

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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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Levi: Muonio (Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park, Sarkitunturi, &more). Spend the 18th (Sat) on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort. It doesn't end there: make a trip to Giewont Husky Adventures.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, use the Levi sightseeing planner.

Drive from Kilpisjarvi to Levi in 3.5 hours. Traveling from Kilpisjarvi to Levi, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In September, daily temperatures in Levi can reach 13°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Levi

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 16 — 20:

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.
Step out of Rovaniemi with an excursion to Ranua Zoo in Ranua--about 1 hour away. Next up on the itinerary: get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village, see Santa Claus Office, and explore the fascinating underground world of Syvasenvaara Fell.

To see traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Rovaniemi tour itinerary planner.

Drive from Levi to Rovaniemi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September in Rovaniemi, expect temperatures between 13°C during the day and 6°C at night. On the 28th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums · Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 20 — 28:

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.