29 days in Lapland Itinerary

29 days in Lapland Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Kaukonen
— 2 nights
2
Muonio
— 4 nights
3
Inari
— 4 nights
4
Pelkosenniemi
— 3 nights
5
Posio
— 4 nights
6
Rovaniemi
— 9 nights

2
nights
Kaukonen

Kaukonen ©
Kaukonen is known for museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art at Sarestoniemi Museum.

To find other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Kaukonen trip itinerary maker site.

Sydney, Australia to Kaukonen is an approximately 29-hour combination of flight and car. You'll gain 8 hours traveling from Sydney to Kaukonen due to the time zone difference. You will leave for Muonio on the 6th (Thu).

Things to do in Kaukonen

Museums
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Sarestoniemi Museum ©
Sarestoniemi Museum

4
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. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Jarama WWII Fortification Camp and Keimioniemi Fishing Cabins. Explore hidden gems such as Pakasaivo and Jyppyra lookout. Get out of town with these interesting Muonio side-trips: Jemes Sport (in Yllasjarvi), Enontekio Church (in Enontekio) and Konijanka Petting Zoo (in Akaslompolo). There's much more to do: ski along the peaceful trails at Torassieppi Reindeer Farm & Cottages, take in the dramatic natural features at Keimiotunturi Fell, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Sarkitunturi.

To find ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read Muonio trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Kaukonen to Muonio by car takes about 1.5 hours. In May in Muonio, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to travel to Inari.

Things to do in Muonio

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Enontekio, Jemes Sport, Jarama WWII Fortification Camp, Konijanka Petting Zoo
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Pakasaivo ©
Pakasaivo
Torassieppi Reindeer Farm & Cottages ©
Torassieppi Reindeer Farm & Cottages
Jemes Sport ©
Jemes Sport

4
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 Juutua Nature Trail and Lake Inari. Do some cultural sightseeing at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church and Gold Prospector Museum. Explore Inari's surroundings by going to Saariselka (Hippupuoti Gift Shop & Saariselka Reindeer Farm). The adventure continues: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint Tryphon Pechenga Orthodox Church, get great views at Otsamo Fell, relax in the rural setting at Tuula's Reindeer, and wander the wide-open spaces of Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus.

To see other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Inari road trip tool.

Getting from Muonio to Inari by car takes about 3.5 hours. In May, daily temperatures in Inari can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to travel to Pelkosenniemi.

Things to do in Inari

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Saariselka, Gold Prospector Museum
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Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church
Gold Prospector Museum ©
Gold Prospector Museum
Nature & Wildlife Tours

3
nights
Pelkosenniemi

Pelkosenniemi ©
Pelkosenniemi is a municipality of Finland.Pelkosenniemi is located in the province of Lapland. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Luosto Adventures and Church of Sodankyla. Visiting Isokuru and Pyhatunturi will get you outdoors. Get out of town with these interesting Pelkosenniemi side-trips: Luosto (in Sodankyla) and Salla (Salla Museum of War & Reconstruction & Paikanselan Taistelualue). Next up on the itinerary: identify plant and animal life at Kopara Reindeer Park.

To see other places to visit, ratings, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Pelkosenniemi day trip planner.

You can drive from Inari to Pelkosenniemi in 3.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around °C in May, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Posio.

Things to do in Pelkosenniemi

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Luosto, Sodankyla, Salla
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Pyhatunturi ©
Pyhatunturi
Church of Sodankyla ©
Church of Sodankyla
Salla Museum of War & Reconstruction ©
Salla Museum of War & Reconstruction

4
nights
Posio

Posio ©
Posio is a municipality of Finland. Get outdoors at Riisitunturi National Park and Korouoma Canyon. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Pentik Hill and Ski Resort Suomutunturi. Step out of Posio with an excursion to Syote Ski & Nature Resort in Syote--about 1h 10 min away.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Posio trip planner.

Drive from Pelkosenniemi to Posio in 2.5 hours. In May in Posio, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Posio

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trips

Syote Ski & Nature Resort, Ski Resort Suomutunturi
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Korouoma Canyon ©
Korouoma Canyon
Riisitunturi National Park ©
Riisitunturi National Park
Ski Resort Suomutunturi
Ski Resort Suomutunturi

9
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Visit German Soldier s Cemetery and Tornio Church for their historical value. Appreciate the collections at Santa's House of Snowmobiles and Forestry Museum of Lapland. Change things up with these side-trips from Rovaniemi: Kemi Church (in Kemi), Joutsijarven Bunkkerit (in Kemijarvi) and Kittila (Giewont Husky Adventures & Museum of Fine Arts Einari Junttila). Next up on the itinerary: tee off at Tornio Golf, Head underground at Syvasenvaara Fell, admire the masterpieces at Korundi House of Culture, and take an in-depth tour of Rovaniemi Local History Museum.

To find where to stay, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi travel route planner.

Getting from Posio to Rovaniemi by car takes about 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around °C in May, and nighttime lows around °C. On the 30th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks Museums Wildlife

Side Trips

Tornio, Kittila, Kemi Church, Joutsijarven Bunkkerit
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Auttikongas ©
Auttikongas
Arctic Emotions Oy ©
Arctic Emotions Oy
The Provincial Museum Of Tornio Valley ©
The Provincial Museum Of Tornio Valley

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