49 days in Lapland Itinerary

49 days in Lapland Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Posio
— 5 nights
2
Luosto
— 6 nights
3
Tankavaara
— 5 nights
4
Inari
— 6 nights
5
Kilpisjarvi
— 6 nights
6
Akaslompolo
— 6 nights
7
Kemi
— 5 nights
8
Rovaniemi
— 8 nights

5
nights
Posio

Posio ©
Posio is a municipality of Finland. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Korouoma Canyon and Riisitunturi National Park. Salla Museum of War & Reconstruction and Pentik Hill are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore Posio's surroundings by going to Syote (Syote Ski & Nature Resort & Syote National Park) and Salla (Salla Ski Resort & Paikanselan Taistelualue).

To find photos, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, use the Posio online trip builder.

Toronto, Canada to Posio is an approximately 22.5-hour combination of flight and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 7 hours traveling from Toronto to Posio. Traveling from Toronto in June, expect Posio to be slightly colder, temps between °C and °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to travel to Luosto.

Things to do in Posio

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Salla, Syote
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Korouoma Canyon ©
Korouoma Canyon
Riisitunturi National Park ©
Riisitunturi National Park
Syote National Park ©
Syote 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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Church of Sodankyla and Museum - Gallery Alariesto. Step out of the city life by going to Luosto Adventures and Kopara Reindeer Park. The adventure continues: identify plant and animal life at Isokuru, discover the riches below the earth's surface at Amethyst Mine Lapland, and take in the awesome beauty at Luosto.

To find reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Luosto online tour planner.

You can drive from Posio to Luosto in 2.5 hours. July in Luosto sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. On the 10th (Fri), you're off to Tankavaara.

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 ©
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Gold Prospector Museum and Taatsin seita.

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Traveling by car from Luosto to Tankavaara takes 2 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. On the 15th (Wed), you'll travel to Inari.

Things to do in Tankavaara

Outdoors Trails Parks

Side Trips

Pyha-Nattanen Fell, Taatsin seita
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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. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church and Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel. Discover out-of-the-way places like Saariselka Bowling and Lake Inari. Change things up with these side-trips from Inari: Saariselka (Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort, Saariselka Reindeer Farm, &more) and Skolt Sami Heritage House (in Sevettijarvi). And it doesn't end there: relax in the rural setting at Tuula's Reindeer, wander the wide-open spaces of Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus, and explore the venue of The Sami Cultural Centre Sajos.

To see more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Inari trip planner.

Traveling by car from Tankavaara to Inari takes 1.5 hours. In July, daytime highs in Inari are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to 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 Bowling ©
Saariselka Bowling

6
nights
Kilpisjarvi

Kilpisjarvi ©
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Jarama WWII Fortification Camp and Tsahkal Falls. Step out of Kilpisjarvi with an excursion to Halti in Enontekio--about 44 minutes away.

For reviews, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, go to the Kilpisjarvi trip builder website.

You can drive from Inari to Kilpisjarvi in 6 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Inari to Kilpisjarvi. In July, daily temperatures in Kilpisjarvi can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. On the 27th (Mon), you'll travel to Akaslompolo.

Things to do in Kilpisjarvi

Nature Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

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

6
nights
Akaslompolo

Akaslompolo ©
Visit Enontekio Church and Keimioniemi Fishing Cabins for their historical value. Sarestoniemi Museum and Museum of Fine Arts Einari Junttila are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get out of town with these interesting Akaslompolo side-trips: Nature & Wildlife Tours (in Kittila) and Muonio (Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park, Sarkitunturi, &more).

For traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Akaslompolo trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Kilpisjarvi to Akaslompolo in 3.5 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Kilpisjarvi to Akaslompolo. When traveling from Kilpisjarvi in July, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Akaslompolo: temperatures range from °C by day to °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Kemi.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Muonio, Kittila, Sarestoniemi Museum, Yllas Ski Resort, Enontekio Church
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Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park ©
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park
Sarestoniemi Museum ©
Sarestoniemi Museum
Jemes Sport ©
Jemes Sport

5
nights
Kemi

Kemi ©
Kemi is a town and municipality of Finland. Get a sense of the local culture at The Provincial Museum Of Tornio Valley and Kemi Church. Step off the beaten path and head to Tornio Golf and Perameren Kansallispuisto. Take a break from Kemi with a short trip to Kukkolankoski in Kukkola, about 46 minutes away. Pack the 6th (Thu) with family-friendly diversions at Duudsonit Activity Park - TornioHaparanda. The adventure continues: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Tornio Church, admire the masterpieces at Kemin Jalokivigalleria (Kemi Gemstone Gallery), identify plant and animal life at Kotielainpuisto Arkadia, and take in panoramic vistas at Tornion vesitorni.

To see traveler tips, maps, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Kemi trip builder tool.

Traveling by car from Akaslompolo to Kemi takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In August, daily temperatures in Kemi can reach °C, while at night they dip to °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
The Provincial Museum Of Tornio Valley ©
The Provincial Museum Of Tornio Valley
Kemi Church ©
Kemi Church

8
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Pyha-Luosto National Park and Feel Vegas - Club Rovaniemi. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at German Soldier s Cemetery and Korundi House of Culture. Explore Rovaniemi's surroundings by going to Maupertuis Memorial (in Pello) and Joutsijarven Bunkkerit (in Kemijarvi). There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Santa's House of Snowmobiles, make a trip to Lordi's Square, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Rovaniemen ortodoksinen kirkko, and fly down the slopes at Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy.

For reviews, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi road trip tool.

You can drive from Kemi to Rovaniemi in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around °C in August, and nighttime lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

Pyha-Luosto National Park, Maupertuis Memorial, Joutsijarven Bunkkerit
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Pyha-Luosto National Park ©
Pyha-Luosto National Park
German Soldier s Cemetery ©
German Soldier s Cemetery
Santa's House of Snowmobiles ©
Santa's House of Snowmobiles

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