31 days in Lapland Itinerary

31 days in Lapland Itinerary

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Make it your trip
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Rovaniemi
— 8 nights
Drive
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Posio
— 3 nights
Drive
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Pyhatunturi
— 4 nights
Drive
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Inari
— 5 nights
Drive
5
Kilpisjarvi
— 4 nights
Drive
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Levi
— 6 nights
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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.
Go for a jaunt from Rovaniemi to Ranua to see Ranua Zoo about 1 hour away. The adventure continues: take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, explore the fascinating underground world of Syvasenvaara Fell, admire the masterpieces at Korundi House of Culture, and get in on the family fun at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus.

To see more things to do, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read our Rovaniemi trip builder.

Bucharest, Romania to Rovaniemi is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Expect colder weather when traveling from Bucharest in August: highs in Rovaniemi hover around 20°C, while lows dip to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) so you can travel to Posio.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums · Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 1 — 9:

Posio

— 3 nights
Posio is a municipality of Finland. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Posio: Syote (Syote Ski & Nature Resort & Syote National Park). Spend the 11th (Wed) exploring nature at Riisitunturi National Park. There's more to do: explore the striking landscape at Korouoma Canyon.

To find other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Posio day trip app.

Drive from Rovaniemi to Posio in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in August, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Pyhatunturi.

Things to do in Posio

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Winter Sports

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 9 — 12:

Pyhatunturi

— 4 nights
Explore Pyhatunturi's surroundings by going to Isokuru (in Luosto), Paikanselan Taistelualue (in Salla) and Church of Sodankyla (in Sodankyla). Spend the 13th (Fri) exploring nature at Pyha-Luosto National Park.

For photos, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Pyhatunturi trip planner.

Drive from Posio to Pyhatunturi in 2.5 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Pyhatunturi can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Inari.

Things to do in Pyhatunturi

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 12 — 16:

Inari

— 5 nights
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Inari: Saariselka (Urho Kekkonen National Park & Nature & Wildlife Tours). The adventure continues: examine the collection at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center, pause for some serene contemplation at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church, get outside with Lake Inari, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Saint Tryphon Pechenga Orthodox Church.

To see more things to do, reviews, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Inari trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Pyhatunturi to Inari in 3.5 hours. In August in Inari, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 9°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to travel to Kilpisjarvi.

Things to do in Inari

Outdoors · Trails · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 16 — 21:

Kilpisjarvi

— 4 nights
Change things up with these side-trips from Kilpisjarvi: Jarama WWII Fortification Camp (in Karesuvanto) and Halti (in Enontekio).

For reviews, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read Kilpisjarvi trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Inari to Kilpisjarvi in 6 hours. The time zone difference moving from Eastern European Standard Time (EET) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is minus 1 hour. In August, daily temperatures in Kilpisjarvi can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can travel to Levi.

Things to do in Kilpisjarvi

Outdoors · Trails · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 21 — 25:
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Levi

— 6 nights
Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Levi: Muonio (Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park, Sarkitunturi, &more). Spend the 26th (Thu) on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort. There's more to do: fly down the slopes at Yllas Ski Resort and make a trip to Giewont Husky Adventures.

To see more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Levi trip planning site.

You can drive from Kilpisjarvi to Levi in 3.5 hours. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. In August, daytime highs in Levi are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Levi

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 25 — 31:

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.