30 days in Lapland Itinerary

30 days in Lapland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Lapland trip maker

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Train to London Gatwick, Fly to Rovaniemi
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Rovaniemi
— 8 nights
Drive
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Kemi
— 3 nights
Drive
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Posio
— 3 nights
Drive
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Levi
— 5 nights
Drive
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Kilpisjarvi
— 2 nights
Drive
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Inari
— 5 nights
Drive
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Luosto
— 3 nights
Drive to Rovaniemi Airport, Fly to Exeter

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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.
Explore Rovaniemi's surroundings by going to Pyha-Luosto National Park (in Pyhatunturi) and Ranua Zoo (in Ranua). There's much more to do: get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, examine the collection at Christmas House Santa, don't miss a visit to Lordi's Square, and explore the world behind art at Korundi House of Culture.

To see ratings, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi holiday maker app.

Exeter, UK to Rovaniemi is an approximately 10-hour combination of train and flight. You can also do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from Exeter to Rovaniemi is 2 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 13°C, and evening lows to 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) to allow time to drive to Kemi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks · Museums · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 24 — Oct 2:

Kemi

— 3 nights
Kemi is a town and municipality of Finland. Explore Kemi's surroundings by going to Nordic Safaris (in Tornio) and Kukkolankoski (in Kukkola). Spend the 4th (Mon) immersed in the historical opulence at Kemi SnowCastle. The adventure continues: take an in-depth tour of The Provincial Museum Of Tornio Valley and head off the coast to Perameren Kansallispuisto.

To see ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Kemi trip itinerary tool.

You can drive from Rovaniemi to Kemi in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Kemi are 6°C, while nighttime lows are -1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) so you can travel to Posio.

Things to do in Kemi

Outdoors · Tours · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 2 — 5:

Posio

— 3 nights
Posio is a municipality of Finland. Change things up with a short trip to Syote National Park in Syote (about 1h 10 min away). Spend the 7th (Thu) exploring nature at Riisitunturi National Park. The adventure continues: take in the dramatic natural features at Korouoma Canyon and surround yourself with nature on Kota-Husky.

To find photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Posio holiday planning tool.

Traveling by car from Kemi to Posio takes 3 hours. While traveling from Kemi, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Posio, ranging from highs of 3°C to lows of -1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) early enough to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Posio

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 5 — 8:

Levi

— 5 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: Lapland Hotels SnowVillage (in Kittila) and Muonio (Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park, Keimiotunturi Fell, &more). Spend the 10th (Sun) on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort. There's still lots to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, don't miss a visit to Giewont Husky Adventures, and visit Ounasjoki - River for activities.

To see more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Levi trip planner.

Traveling by car from Posio to Levi takes 4 hours. Expect a daytime high around 3°C in October, and nighttime lows around -3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to travel to Kilpisjarvi.

Things to do in Levi

Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Trails

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 8 — 13:

Kilpisjarvi

— 2 nights
Start off your visit on the 14th (Thu): make a trip to Halti and then make a trip to The Three Nations' Border Point. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the dramatic scenery at Tsahkal Falls and then don't miss a visit to Saana.

Make your Kilpisjarvi itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

You can drive from Levi to Kilpisjarvi in 3.5 hours. Traveling from Levi to Kilpisjarvi, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Levi in October, expect a bit warmer with lows of 0°C in Kilpisjarvi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Inari.

Things to do in Kilpisjarvi

Parks · Nature · Trails · Wildlife

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 13 — 15:
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Inari

— 5 nights
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. Change things up with these side-trips from Inari: Saariselka (Nature & Wildlife Tours & Urho Kekkonen National Park). There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center, pause for some serene contemplation at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church, head outdoors with Lake Inari, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Saint Tryphon Pechenga Orthodox Church.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Inari trip maker site.

You can drive from Kilpisjarvi to Inari in 6 hours. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Kilpisjarvi in October, things will get little chillier in Inari: highs are around 3°C and lows about -2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Luosto.

Things to do in Inari

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 15 — 20:

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.
On the 21st (Thu), go deep underground at Amethyst Mine Lapland and then take in the dramatic natural features at Isokuru. On the 22nd (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: do some two-wheel cruising with Luosto Adventures and then pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Sodankyla.

To find traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Luosto trip itinerary planning site.

Drive from Inari to Luosto in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 3°C in October, and nighttime lows around -2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Luosto

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Trails

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 20 — 23:

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.