31 days in Lapland Itinerary

31 days in Lapland Itinerary

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Fly to Kittilä Airport, Drive to Sodankyla
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Sodankyla
— 3 nights
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Tankavaara
— 1 night
Drive
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Inari
— 5 nights
Drive
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Posio
— 3 nights
Drive
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Rovaniemi
— 10 nights
Drive
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Levi
— 6 nights
Drive to Kittilä Airport, Fly to Wellington International Airport

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Sodankyla

— 3 nights
Sodankylä is a municipality of Finland. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Arctic Husky Farm and Pyha-Luosto National Park. Get some cultural insight at Church of Sodankyla and Museum - Gallery Alariesto. Change things up with these side-trips from Sodankyla: Pyhatunturi (in Pelkosenniemi) and Luosto (Kopara Reindeer Park, Amethyst Mine Lapland, &more). The adventure continues: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Luosto.

To see more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Sodankyla trip planning site.

Wellington, New Zealand to Sodankyla is an approximately 34-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Wellington to Sodankyla is minus 10 hours. Traveling from Wellington in July, you will find days in Sodankyla are somewhat warmer (23°C), and nights are about the same (11°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) early enough to travel to Tankavaara.

Things to do in Sodankyla

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 1 — 5:

Tankavaara

— 1 night
On the 6th (Tue), examine the collection at Gold Prospector Museum.

To see reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Tankavaara day trip app.

Drive from Sodankyla to Tankavaara in 1.5 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Tankavaara can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Tue) to allow time for travel to Inari.

Things to do in Tankavaara

Museums
Find places to stay Jul 5 — 6:
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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. Get some cultural insight at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church and Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center. Discover out-of-the-way places like Saint Tryphon Pechenga Orthodox Church and Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel. Take a break from Inari with a short trip to Saariselka Reindeer Farm in Saariselka, about 1h 10 min away. There's still lots to do: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, trek along Juutua Nature Trail, take in the pleasant sights at Otsamo Fell, and head outdoors with Lake Inari.

To see traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Inari route planning site.

Getting from Tankavaara to Inari by car takes about 1.5 hours. July in Inari sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to travel to Posio.

Things to do in Inari

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Museums · Tours

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 6 — 11:

Posio

— 3 nights
Posio is a municipality of Finland. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Korouoma Canyon and Kota-Husky. Step out of Posio to go to Syote and see Syote National Park, which is approximately 1h 10 min away. Spend the 13th (Tue) exploring nature at Riisitunturi National Park. There's more to do: take in the exciting artwork at Pentik Hill.

For photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Posio day trip planner.

You can drive from Inari to Posio in 5.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and flight. July in Posio sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Posio

Parks · Nature · Shopping · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 11 — 14:

Rovaniemi

— 10 nights

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Appreciate the collections at Santa's House of Snowmobiles and Forestry Museum of Lapland. Explore hidden gems such as German Soldier s Cemetery and Arctic Emotions Oy. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Rovaniemi: Tornio (Tornio Church & The Provincial Museum Of Tornio Valley), Kemi Church (in Kemi) and Ranua Zoo (in Ranua). And it doesn't end there: try your luck at Feel Vegas - Club Rovaniemi, surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, get engrossed in the history at Rovaniemi Local History Museum, and pause for some serene contemplation at Rovaniemi Church.

For traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Rovaniemi attractions website.

Traveling by car from Posio to Rovaniemi takes 2 hours. In July, daytime highs in Rovaniemi are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can drive to Levi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums · Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 14 — 24:

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.
Sarestoniemi Museum and Ounasjoki - River for activities are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll discover tucked-away gems like KuruYoga Levi and Wingrens Dogsafaris. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Levi: Muonio (Pakasaivo, Torassieppi Reindeer Farm & Cottages, &more). Spend the 25th (Sun) on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort. Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Giewont Husky Adventures, experience rural life at Ounaskievari Reindeer Farm, and identify plant and animal life at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read our Levi online travel planner.

Getting from Rovaniemi to Levi by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. July in Levi sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Levi

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 24 — 30:

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.