41 days in Lapland Itinerary

41 days in Lapland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Lapland holiday planner

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Make it your trip
Fly to Ivalo Airport, Drive to Inari
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Inari
— 4 nights
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Kilpisjarvi
— 4 nights
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Levi
— 5 nights
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Pyhatunturi
— 5 nights
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Salla
— 5 nights
Drive
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Posio
— 4 nights
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Rovaniemi
— 7 nights
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Kemi
— 4 nights
Drive to Kemi-Tornio Airport, Fly to Fukuoka

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Inari

— 4 nights
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. Venture out of the city with trips to Saariselka (Urho Kekkonen National Park, Angry Birds Activity Park, &more) and Gold Prospector Museum (in Tankavaara). Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center, go for a walk through Otsamo Fell, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church, and hike along Juutua Nature Trail.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Inari day trip planner.

Fukuoka, Japan to Inari is an approximately 22.5-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Fukuoka to Inari is minus 7 hours. In July, Inari is much colder than Fukuoka - with highs of 20°C and lows of 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can travel to Kilpisjarvi.

Things to do in Inari

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Winter Sports

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 16 — 21:

Kilpisjarvi

— 4 nights
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kilpisjarvi: Jarama WWII Fortification Camp (in Karesuvanto) and Halti (in Enontekio).

For ratings, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Kilpisjarvi route website.

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. Expect a daytime high around 18°C in July, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Sat) to allow time for travel to Levi.

Things to do in Kilpisjarvi

Parks · Wildlife · Trails · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 21 — 25:
Highlights from your trip

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 Lapland Hotels SnowVillage (in Kittila), Muonio (Sarkitunturi & Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park) and Jemes Sport (in Yllasjarvi). There's lots more to do: grab your bike and head to Levi Ski Resort, stop by Ounasjoki - River for activities, fly down the slopes at Yllas Ski Resort, and take some stellar pictures from Huippupolku, Peak Trail in Levi.

To find maps, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Levi road trip planner.

Drive from Kilpisjarvi to Levi in 3.5 hours. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. When traveling from Kilpisjarvi in July, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Levi: temperatures range from 22°C by day to 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to travel to Pyhatunturi.

Things to do in Levi

Parks · Outdoors · Museums · Winter Sports

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 25 — 30:

Pyhatunturi

— 5 nights
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Pyhatunturi: Sodankyla (Church of Sodankyla & Museum - Gallery Alariesto).

To see reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Pyhatunturi road trip site.

Traveling by car from Levi to Pyhatunturi takes 2.5 hours. July in Pyhatunturi sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 11°C at night. On the 4th (Tue), you're off to Salla.

Things to do in Pyhatunturi

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 30 — Aug 4:

Salla

— 5 nights
Salla is a municipality of Finland, located in Lapland. Explore Salla's surroundings by going to Ski Resort Suomutunturi (in Suomu) and Joutsijarven Bunkkerit (in Kemijarvi). Next up on the itinerary: get engrossed in the history at Salla Museum of War & Reconstruction and steep yourself in history at Paikanselan Taistelualue.

To find maps, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read our Salla day trip planning website.

You can drive from Pyhatunturi to Salla in 2 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 10°C. On the 9th (Sun), you'll travel to Posio.

Things to do in Salla

Parks · Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 4 — 9:

Posio

— 4 nights
Posio is a municipality of Finland. Explore Posio's surroundings by going to Syote (Syote National Park & Syote Ski & Nature Resort). Spend the 11th (Tue) exploring nature at Riisitunturi National Park. Next up on the itinerary: take in the dramatic natural features at Korouoma Canyon and shop like a local with Pentik Hill.

For traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Posio tour itinerary builder website.

Drive from Salla to Posio in 1.5 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Posio can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Posio

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Winter Sports

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 9 — 13:

Rovaniemi

— 7 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. There's lots more to do: take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Rovaniemi Church, get curious at Pilke Science Centre, and get in on the family fun at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Rovaniemi travel planner.

Traveling by car from Posio to Rovaniemi takes 2 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Rovaniemi can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can go by car to Kemi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks · Museums · Wildlife · Theme Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 13 — 20:

Kemi

— 4 nights
Kemi is a town and municipality of Finland. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kemi: Tornio Golf (in Tornio) and Kukkolankoski (in Kukkola). There's still lots to do: take an in-depth tour of The Provincial Museum Of Tornio Valley, admire the masterpieces at Kemin Jalokivigalleria (Kemi Gemstone Gallery), stroll through Kotielainpuisto Arkadia, and get in on the family fun at Duudsonit Activity Park - TornioHaparanda.

To see reviews, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read Kemi online tour planner.

You can drive from Rovaniemi to Kemi in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in August, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Kemi

Theme Parks · Fun & Games · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 20 — 24:

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.