31 days in Lapland Itinerary

31 days in Lapland Itinerary

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31 days in Lapland Itinerary

Start: Newark
Fly:  16​h 45​min
1
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 15​min
2
Kemi
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Syote
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
4
Luosto
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
5
Inari
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
6
Kilpisjarvi
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
7
Karesuvanto
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
8
Akaslompolo
— 3 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
9
Levi
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  19​h 30​min
End: Newark

2
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Appreciate the collections at Arktikum and Pilke Science Centre. There's much more to do: find something for the whole family at Santa Claus Village, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Rovaniemi Church, see the interesting displays at Christmas House Santa, and make a trip to Lordi's Square.

To find maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Rovaniemi trip itinerary tool .

Newark, USA to Rovaniemi is an approximately 17-hour flight. Traveling from Newark to Rovaniemi, you'll lose 7 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Newark in July, plan for colder days in Rovaniemi, with highs around 67°F, while nights are a bit cooler with lows around 52°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to catch the train to Kemi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums Theme Parks Tours
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Arktikum ©
Arktikum
Rovaniemi Church ©
Rovaniemi Church
Christmas House Santa ©
Christmas House Santa

3
nights
Kemi

Kemi ©
Kemi is a town and municipality of Finland. Change things up with a short trip to The Provincial Museum Of Tornio Valley in Tornio (about 32 minutes away). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kemi Church, pause for some serene contemplation at Tornio Church, and admire the masterpieces at Kemin Jalokivigalleria (Kemi Gemstone Gallery).

For more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Kemi online trip builder .

You can take a train from Rovaniemi to Kemi in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. In July, daytime highs in Kemi are 67°F, while nighttime lows are 51°F. On the 17th (Tue), you're off toSyote.

Things to do in Kemi

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Tornio
Find places to stay Jul 14 — 17:
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Kemi Church ©
Kemi Church
Tornio Church ©
Tornio Church

3
nights
Syote

Syote ©
Explore Syote's surroundings by going to Posio (Riisitunturi National Park, Pentik Hill, & more). Spend the 19th (Thu) exploring nature at Syote National Park.

To see ratings, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Syote trip itinerary planner .

Getting from Kemi to Syote by car takes about 3.5 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Syote can reach 66°F, while at night they dip to 51°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to travel to Luosto.

Things to do in Syote

Nature Parks Shopping

Side Trip

Posio
Find places to stay Jul 17 — 20:
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Riisitunturi National Park ©
Riisitunturi National Park
Syote National Park ©
Syote National Park

3
nights
Luosto

Luosto ©
Take a break from Luosto with a short trip to Church of Sodankyla in Sodankyla, about 34 minutes away. Spend the 22nd (Sun) exploring nature at Pyha-Luosto National Park.

To find reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read Luosto day trip planning site .

You can drive from Syote to Luosto in 4 hours. In July, daytime highs in Luosto are 68°F, while nighttime lows are 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) to allow time to drive to Inari.

Things to do in Luosto

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Pyhatunturi, Pyhatunturi, Church of Sodankyla
Find places to stay Jul 20 — 23:
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Kopara Reindeer Park ©
Kopara Reindeer Park
Church of Sodankyla ©
Church of Sodankyla
Amethyst Mine Lapland ©
Amethyst Mine Lapland

4
nights
Inari

Inari ©
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. Siida and Skolt Sami Heritage House will appeal to museum buffs. Change things up with a short trip to Urho Kekkonen National Park in Saariselka (about 1h 45 min away). Spend the 27th (Fri) exploring nature at Lemmenjoki National Park.

To find maps, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Inari journey planning tool .

Drive from Luosto to Inari in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 64°F, and evening lows to 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to travel to Kilpisjarvi.

Things to do in Inari

Nature Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Urho Kekkonen National Park, Lemmenjoki National Park, Skolt Sami Heritage House
Find places to stay Jul 23 — 27:
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Urho Kekkonen National Park ©
Urho Kekkonen National Park
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church

3
nights
Kilpisjarvi

Kilpisjarvi ©
Kilpisjarvi is known for outdoors. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Saana and head outdoors with Kukkolankoski.

To see more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Kilpisjarvi online trip maker .

Getting from Inari to Kilpisjarvi by car takes about 6 hours. Traveling from Inari to Kilpisjarvi, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 60°F in July, and nighttime lows around 49°F. On the 30th (Mon), you're off toKaresuvanto.

Things to do in Kilpisjarvi

Nature Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Kukkolankoski
Find places to stay Jul 27 — 30:
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Saana ©
Saana

3
nights
Karesuvanto

Karesuvanto ©
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Karesuvanto: Enontekio (Enontekio Church, Jyppyra lookout, & more).

For ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Karesuvanto trip maker tool .

You can drive from Kilpisjarvi to Karesuvanto in 1.5 hours. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time to Eastern European Time is 1 hour. In July, daytime highs in Karesuvanto are 64°F, while nighttime lows are 48°F. You will leave for Akaslompolo on the 2nd (Thu).

Things to do in Karesuvanto

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Enontekio
Find places to stay Jul 30 — Aug 2:
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Enontekio Church ©
Enontekio Church
Pyhakero ©
Pyhakero
Jyppyra lookout ©
Jyppyra lookout

3
nights
Akaslompolo

Akaslompolo ©
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Akaslompolo: Muonio (Muonion Kotiseutumuseo & Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park).

To find traveler tips, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Akaslompolo trip maker tool .

Traveling by car from Karesuvanto to Akaslompolo takes 2 hours. In August in Akaslompolo, expect temperatures between 62°F during the day and 46°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Levi.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports

Side Trips

Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park, Yllas Ski Resort
Find places to stay Aug 2 — 5:
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Seven Fells Up ©
Seven Fells Up
Scandinavian Adventures ©
Scandinavian Adventures
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park ©

4
nights
Levi

Levi ©
Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
Step out of Levi with an excursion to Snow Village in Kittila--about 46 minutes away. On the 6th (Mon), ski the day away in the pristine settings at Levi Ski Resort. There's still lots to do: admire all the interesting features of Ice Karting Levi, relax in the rural setting at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm, get in on the family fun at Levi Huskypark, and don't miss a visit to LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery.

For photos, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Levi road trip planner .

Getting from Akaslompolo to Levi by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. August in Levi sees daily highs of 62°F and lows of 46°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Levi

Tours Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Snow Village, Levi Huskypark
Find places to stay Aug 5 — 9:
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery ©
LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery
Samiland ©
Samiland

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