32 days in Lapland Itinerary

32 days in Lapland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Lapland trip itinerary planner

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Fly to Kittilä Airport, Drive to Levi
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Levi
— 5 nights
Drive
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Kilpisjarvi
— 4 nights
Drive
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Inari
— 5 nights
Drive
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Luosto
— 3 nights
Drive
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Salla
— 3 nights
Drive
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Posio
— 3 nights
Drive
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Rovaniemi
— 8 nights
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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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Sarestoniemi Museum (in Kaukonen) and Muonio (Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park, Sarkitunturi, &more). Spend the 4th (Wed) on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort. Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Giewont Husky Adventures.

For traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Levi day trip tool.

Bologna, Italy to Levi is an approximately 14.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from Bologna in August, with highs in Levi at 19°C and lows at 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can travel to Kilpisjarvi.

Things to do in Levi

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

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Kilpisjarvi

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

For other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Kilpisjarvi attractions planning tool.

Traveling by car from Levi to Kilpisjarvi takes 3.5 hours. The time zone changes from Eastern European Standard Time (EET) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a -1 hour difference. In August, daily temperatures in Kilpisjarvi can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Inari.

Things to do in Kilpisjarvi

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 7 — 11:
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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. Explore Inari's surroundings by going to Saariselka (Urho Kekkonen National Park & Nature & Wildlife Tours). There's much more to do: examine the collection at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center, take in the pleasant sights at Otsamo Fell, get advice or help at The Sami Cultural Centre Sajos, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint Tryphon Pechenga Orthodox Church.

For reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Inari online route planner.

Traveling by car from Kilpisjarvi to Inari takes 6 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Kilpisjarvi to Inari. In August, daily temperatures in Inari can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can drive to Luosto.

Things to do in Inari

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Nature · Trails

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 11 — 16:

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.
When in Luosto, make a side trip to see Church of Sodankyla in Sodankyla, approximately Sodankyla away. The adventure continues: go deep underground at Amethyst Mine Lapland, get a dose of the wild on Arctic Husky Farm, get out on two wheels at Luosto Adventures, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Luosto.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Luosto road trip tool.

You can drive from Inari to Luosto in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. In August, daily temperatures in Luosto can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Salla.

Things to do in Luosto

Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 16 — 19:

Salla

— 3 nights
Salla is a municipality of Finland, located in Lapland. Explore Salla's surroundings by going to Pyha-Luosto National Park (in Pyhatunturi), Joutsijarven Bunkkerit (in Kemijarvi) and Pyhatunturi (in Pelkosenniemi). There's more to do: get engrossed in the history at Salla Museum of War & Reconstruction and steep yourself in history at Paikanselan Taistelualue.

For other places to visit, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read Salla planning site.

You can drive from Luosto to Salla in 2 hours. August in Salla sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 10°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) to allow time to drive to Posio.

Things to do in Salla

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

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Posio

— 3 nights
Posio is a municipality of Finland. Take a break from Posio with a short trip to Syote National Park in Syote, about 1h 10 min away. Spend the 24th (Tue) exploring nature at Riisitunturi National Park. It doesn't end there: explore the striking landscape at Korouoma Canyon and get a dose of the wild on Kota-Husky.

For reviews, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Posio online trip maker.

You can drive from Salla to Posio in 1.5 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Posio

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 22 — 25:

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.
Step out of Rovaniemi to go to Ranua and see Ranua Zoo, which is approximately 1 hour away. And it doesn't end there: take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, get in on the family fun at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, don't miss a visit to Lordi's Square, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Rovaniemi Church.

To see photos, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read Rovaniemi trip planning tool.

Getting from Posio to Rovaniemi by car takes about 2 hours. In August, daytime highs in Rovaniemi are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. On the 2nd (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums · Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 25 — Sep 2:

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.