41 days in Lapland Itinerary

41 days in Lapland Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Fukuoka
Fly + Drive:  22 h 30 min
1
Inari
— 4 nights
Drive:  5 h 45 min
2
Kilpisjarvi
— 4 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
3
Levi
— 5 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
4
Pyhatunturi
— 5 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
5
Salla
— 5 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
6
Posio
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h
7
Rovaniemi
— 7 nights
Train:  1 h 30 min
8
Kemi
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  22 h
End: Fukuoka

4
nights
Inari

Inari ©
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). There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint Tryphon Pechenga Orthodox Church, get great views at Otsamo Fell, and head outdoors with Lake Inari.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Inari trip planner.

Fukuoka, Japan to Inari is an approximately 22.5- hour combination of flight and car. Traveling from Fukuoka to Inari, you'll gain 7 hours due to the time zone difference. In July, Inari is much colder than Fukuoka - with highs of 20°C and lows of 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to travel to Kilpisjarvi.

Things to do in Inari

Outdoors Trails Parks

Side Trips

Saariselka, Gold Prospector Museum
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Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center
Urho Kekkonen National Park ©
Urho Kekkonen National Park
Lake Inari ©
Lake Inari

4
nights
Kilpisjarvi

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

To see other places to visit, maps, photos, 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

Wildlife Nature Trails

Side Trips

Jarama WWII Fortification Camp, Halti
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Saana ©
Saana
Halti ©
Halti

5
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Lapland Hotels SnowVillage (in Kittila), Jemes Sport (in Yllasjarvi) and Muonio (Sarkitunturi & Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park). There's lots more to do: explore the landscape on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort, stroll through Yllas Ski Resort, don't miss a visit to Giewont Husky Adventures, and relax in the rural setting at Ounaskievari Reindeer Farm.

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You can drive from Kilpisjarvi to Levi in 3.5 hours. Traveling from Kilpisjarvi to Levi, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Kilpisjarvi, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Levi, ranging from highs of 22°C to lows of 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can travel to Pyhatunturi.

Things to do in Levi

Parks Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

Kittila, Muonio, Ounaskievari Reindeer Farm, Yllas Ski Resort, Jemes Sport
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park ©
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park
Giewont Husky Adventures ©
Giewont Husky Adventures

5
nights
Pyhatunturi

Pyhatunturi ©
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Pyhatunturi: Sodankyla (Luosto, Church of Sodankyla, &more).

For reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Pyhatunturi trip builder.

Traveling by car from Levi to Pyhatunturi takes 2.5 hours. In July in Pyhatunturi, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 11°C at night. You'll set off for Salla on the 4th (Tue).

Things to do in Pyhatunturi

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Luosto, Sodankyla, Pyhatunturi
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Pyha-Luosto National Park ©
Pyha-Luosto National Park
Amethyst Mine Lapland ©
Amethyst Mine Lapland
Church of Sodankyla ©
Church of Sodankyla

5
nights
Salla

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

For ratings, other places to visit, reviews, 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

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Joutsijarven Bunkkerit, Ski Resort Suomutunturi
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Ski Resort Suomutunturi
Ski Resort Suomutunturi
Salla Museum of War & Reconstruction ©
Salla Museum of War & Reconstruction
Paikanselan Taistelualue ©
Paikanselan Taistelualue

4
nights
Posio

Posio ©
Posio is a municipality of Finland. Step out of Posio to go to Syote and see Syote Ski & Nature Resort, which is approximately 1h 10 min away. 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 view the masterpieces at Pentik Hill.

To see maps, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Posio tour itinerary builder website.

Drive from Salla to Posio in 2 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

Side Trip

Syote Ski & Nature Resort
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Korouoma Canyon ©
Korouoma Canyon
Riisitunturi National Park ©
Riisitunturi National Park
Pentik Hill ©
Pentik Hill

7
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
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 1h 05 min away. There's lots more to do: get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, see Santa Claus Office, get curious at Pilke Science Centre, and stop by LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier.

To find other places to visit, maps, ratings, 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 catch the train to Kemi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks Museums Wildlife

Side Trip

Ranua Zoo
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Arktikum ©
Arktikum
Ranua Zoo ©
Ranua Zoo
SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus ©
SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus

4
nights
Kemi

Kemi ©
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 much more to do: take an in-depth tour of The Provincial Museum Of Tornio Valley, head off the coast to Perameren Kansallispuisto, admire the landmark architecture of Kemi Church, and look for all kinds of wild species at Kotielainpuisto Arkadia.

To see photos, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read Kemi trip planner.

You can take a train from Rovaniemi to Kemi in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. In August, daily temperatures in Kemi can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. On the 24th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kemi

Theme Parks Fun & Games Parks

Side Trips

Tornio, Kotielainpuisto Arkadia, Kukkolankoski
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Duudsonit Activity Park - TornioHaparanda ©
Duudsonit Activity Park - TornioHaparanda
The Provincial Museum Of Tornio Valley ©
The Provincial Museum Of Tornio Valley
Kotielainpuisto Arkadia ©
Kotielainpuisto Arkadia

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