49 days in Lapland Itinerary

49 days in Lapland Itinerary

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49 days in Lapland Itinerary

Start: Toronto
Fly + Drive:  17​h 15​min
1
Posio
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Luosto
— 6 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Tankavaara
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Inari
— 6 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
5
Kilpisjarvi
— 6 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
6
Akaslompolo
— 6 nights
7
Kemi
— 5 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
8
Rovaniemi
— 8 nights
Fly:  16​h 45​min
End: Toronto

5
nights
Posio

Posio ©
Posio is a municipality of Finland. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Salla Museum of War & Reconstruction and Korouoma Canyon. Do some cultural sightseeing at Paikanselan Taistelualue and Pentik Hill. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Posio: Salla Ski Resort (in Salla) and Syote (Syote Ski & Nature Resort & Syote National Park). Spend the 3rd (Fri) exploring nature at Riisitunturi National Park.

To see maps, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Posio road trip planner .

Toronto, Canada to Posio is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 7 hours traveling from Toronto to Posio. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Toronto in June; daily highs in Posio reach 17°C and lows reach 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to travel to Luosto.

Things to do in Posio

Parks Nature Winter Sports

Side Trips

Salla, Syote
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Salla Ski Resort ©
Salla Ski Resort
Syote National Park ©
Syote National Park
Riisitunturi National Park ©
Riisitunturi National Park

6
nights
Luosto

Luosto ©
Nestled among vast forests and fells, Luosto represents a small idyllic resort village set on the edge of Pyha-Luosto National Park.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Kopara Reindeer Park and Luosto. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Church of Sodankyla and Museum - Gallery Alariesto.

To find traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Luosto day trip website .

Getting from Posio to Luosto by car takes about 2.5 hours. In July in Luosto, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 11°C at night. You will leave for Tankavaara on the 10th (Fri).

Things to do in Luosto

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Sodankyla
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Kopara Reindeer Park ©
Kopara Reindeer Park
Church of Sodankyla ©
Church of Sodankyla
Luosto ©
Luosto

5
nights
Tankavaara

Tankavaara ©
Discover out-of-the-way places like Gold Prospector Museum and Taatsin seita.

To find more things to do and tourist information, you can read our Tankavaara day trip app .

Traveling by car from Luosto to Tankavaara takes 2 hours. In July in Tankavaara, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 11°C at night. On the 15th (Wed), you're off toInari.

Things to do in Tankavaara

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Taatsin seita, Pyha-Nattanen Fell
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Gold Prospector Museum ©
Gold Prospector Museum
Taatsin seita ©
Taatsin seita

6
nights
Inari

Inari ©
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church and Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel will appeal to history buffs. Take a break from the city and head to Urho Kekkonen National Park and Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort. Get out of town with these interesting Inari side-trips: Saariselka (Saariselka Reindeer Farm, Shamaan Design - Lappi Shop, & more) and Skolt Sami Heritage House (in Sevettijarvi). There's lots more to do: head outdoors with Lake Inari, admire all the interesting features of Inari Reindeer Farm, and get into the urban bustle at The Sami Cultural Centre Sajos.

For maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Inari tour planner .

Traveling by car from Tankavaara to Inari takes 1.5 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Inari can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can travel to Kilpisjarvi.

Things to do in Inari

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports

Side Trips

Saariselka, Skolt Sami Heritage House
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Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church
Urho Kekkonen National Park ©
Urho Kekkonen National Park
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort ©
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort

6
nights
Kilpisjarvi

Kilpisjarvi ©
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Saana and Tsahkal Falls. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kilpisjarvi: Jarama WWII Fortification Camp (in Karesuvanto) and Halti (in Enontekio).

To find where to stay, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Kilpisjarvi tour website .

Traveling by car from Inari to Kilpisjarvi takes 6 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Inari to Kilpisjarvi. In July in Kilpisjarvi, expect temperatures between 18°C during the day and 11°C at night. You will leave for Akaslompolo on the 27th (Mon).

Things to do in Kilpisjarvi

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

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

6
nights
Akaslompolo

You'll discover tucked-away gems like Nature & Wildlife Tours and Seven Fells Up. Step out of the city life by going to Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park and Keimiotunturi Fell. Explore Akaslompolo's surroundings by going to Enontekio Church (in Enontekio), Kittila (Sarestoniemi Museum & Museum of Fine Arts Einari Junttila) and Muonio (Sarkitunturi & Keimioniemi Fishing Cabins).

For other places to visit, maps, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Akaslompolo visit planning website .

Getting from Kilpisjarvi to Akaslompolo by car takes about 3.5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Kilpisjarvi to Akaslompolo is 1 hour. Traveling from Kilpisjarvi in July, expect nights in Akaslompolo to be about the same, around 11°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) so you can go by car to Kemi.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Muonio, Kittila, Yllas Ski Resort, Jemes Sport, Enontekio Church
Find places to stay Jul 27 — Aug 2:
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park ©
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park
Seven Fells Up ©
Seven Fells Up

5
nights
Kemi

Kemi ©
Kemi is a town and municipality of Finland. Get some historical perspective at Kemi Church and Tornio Church. Get some cultural insight at The Provincial Museum Of Tornio Valley and Kemin Jalokivigalleria (Kemi Gemstone Gallery). Venture out of the city with trips to Kukkolankoski (in Kukkola) and Tornio (Tornio Golf, Tornion vesitorni, & more). Next up on the itinerary: identify plant and animal life at Kotielainpuisto Arkadia and step off the mainland to explore Perameren Kansallispuisto.

To see ratings, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, go to the Kemi trip itinerary maker .

You can drive from Akaslompolo to Kemi in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In August, daily temperatures in Kemi can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. You will leave for Rovaniemi on the 7th (Fri).

Things to do in Kemi

Parks Fun & Games Theme Parks

Side Trips

Tornio, Kotielainpuisto Arkadia, Kukkolankoski
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Kotielainpuisto Arkadia ©
Kotielainpuisto Arkadia
Kemi Church ©
Kemi Church
Tornio Church ©
Tornio Church

8
nights
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like German Soldier s Cemetery and Joutsijarven Bunkkerit. Step out of the city life by going to Pyha-Luosto National Park and Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy. Explore Rovaniemi's surroundings by going to Maupertuis Memorial (in Pello) and Safaris (in Pyhatunturi). And it doesn't end there: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, get lost in a book at Rovaniemi City Library, examine the collection at Santa's House of Snowmobiles, and join in the after-dark buzz at Feel Vegas - Club Rovaniemi.

For photos, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi online travel route planner .

Traveling by train from Kemi to Rovaniemi takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. August in Rovaniemi sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 11°C at night. On the 15th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Tours Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Pyhatunturi, Maupertuis Memorial, Joutsijarven Bunkkerit
Find places to stay Aug 7 — 15:
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy ©
Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy
German Soldier s Cemetery ©
German Soldier s Cemetery

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