53 days in Lapland Itinerary

53 days in Lapland Itinerary

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53 days in Lapland Itinerary

Start: Izmir
Fly + Drive:  12​h 30​min
1
Pyhatunturi
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Levi
— 7 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
3
Kilpisjarvi
— 5 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
4
Inari
— 6 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Tankavaara
— 6 nights
Drive:  4​h
6
Posio
— 6 nights
Drive:  3​h
7
Kemi
— 6 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
8
Rovaniemi
— 9 nights
Fly:  11​h 45​min
End: Izmir

5
nights
Pyhatunturi

Pyhatunturi ©
Explore hidden gems such as Pyha-Luosto National Park and Luosto Adventures. Venture out of the city with trips to Joutsijarven Bunkkerit (in Kemijarvi), Salla (Salla Museum of War & Reconstruction, Salla Ski Resort, & more) and Sodankyla (Museum - Gallery Alariesto & Church of Sodankyla).

For reviews, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read Pyhatunturi holiday planner.

Izmir, Turkey to Pyhatunturi is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Izmir to Pyhatunturi. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Izmir in June; daily highs in Pyhatunturi reach 18°C and lows reach 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Pyhatunturi

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Luosto, Salla, Sodankyla, Pyhatunturi, Joutsijarven Bunkkerit
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Kopara Reindeer Park ©
Kopara Reindeer Park
Amethyst Mine Lapland ©
Amethyst Mine Lapland
Luosto ©
Luosto

7
nights
Levi

Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
Step off the beaten path and head to Nature & Wildlife Tours and Scandinavian Adventures. Explore Levi's surroundings by going to Muonio (Keimioniemi Fishing Cabins, Pakasaivo, & more), Seven Fells Up (in Akaslompolo) and Snow Village (in Kittila). On the 17th (Mon), ski the day away in the pristine settings at Levi Ski Resort. There's still lots to do: stop by Elan Ski Shop & Rental, have some family-friendly fun at G2 ICEKARTING, admire all the interesting features of Ounaskievari Reindeer Farm, and deepen your understanding at Kids' Land.

To find traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Levi holiday maker site .

Getting from Pyhatunturi to Levi by car takes about 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in June, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to travel to Kilpisjarvi.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports

Side Trips

Muonio, Kittila, Akaslompolo, Ounaskievari Reindeer Farm, Yllas Ski Resort
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Elan Ski Shop & Rental ©
Elan Ski Shop & Rental
Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort

5
nights
Kilpisjarvi

Kilpisjarvi ©
Explore hidden gems such as Saana and Halti. Step out of Kilpisjarvi to go to Karesuvanto and see Jarama WWII Fortification Camp, which is approximately 1h 30 min away.

To see reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Kilpisjarvi trip tool .

Traveling by car from Levi to Kilpisjarvi takes 3.5 hours. The time zone changes from Eastern European Time to Central European Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. While traveling from Levi, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Kilpisjarvi, ranging from highs of 14°C to lows of 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Thu) to allow time for travel to Inari.

Things to do in Kilpisjarvi

Trails Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

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

6
nights
Inari

Inari ©
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Lake Inari and Urho Kekkonen National Park. Venture out of the city with trips to Saariselka (Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort, Saariselka Bowling, & more). Spend the 3rd (Wed) exploring nature at Lemmenjoki National Park. There's lots more to do: admire all the interesting features of Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus, go for a walk through Otsamo Fell, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint Tryphon Pechenga Orthodox Church, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Juutua Nature Trail.

To find where to stay, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, use the Inari trip itinerary maker tool .

You can drive from Kilpisjarvi to Inari in 6 hours. The time zone changes from Central European Time (CET) to Eastern European Time (EET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Expect a daytime high around 16°C in June, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) so you can travel to Tankavaara.

Things to do in Inari

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Saariselka, Lemmenjoki National Park
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Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort ©
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort
Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus ©
Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus
Lake Inari ©
Lake Inari

6
nights
Tankavaara

Tankavaara ©
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Gold Prospector Museum and Pyha-Nattanen Fell.

To see ratings, photos, maps, and tourist information, read our Tankavaara online holiday planner .

Getting from Inari to Tankavaara by car takes about 1.5 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Tankavaara can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. On the 10th (Wed), you'll travel to Posio.

Things to do in Tankavaara

Trails Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Pyha-Nattanen Fell
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Gold Prospector Museum ©
Gold Prospector Museum

6
nights
Posio

Posio ©
Posio is a municipality of Finland. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Korouoma Canyon and Riisitunturi National Park. Explore Posio's surroundings by going to Syote (Syote National Park & Syote Ski & Nature Resort) and Ski Resort Suomutunturi (in Suomu). There's still lots to do: get a taste of the local shopping with Pentik Hill.

To find reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Posio trip itinerary builder tool .

Getting from Tankavaara to Posio by car takes about 4 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 12°C. You will leave for Kemi on the 16th (Tue).

Things to do in Posio

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

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

6
nights
Kemi

Kemi ©
Kemi is a town and municipality of Finland. Discover out-of-the-way places like Kotielainpuisto Arkadia and Tornion vesitorni. Explore Kemi's surroundings by going to Kukkolankoski (in Kukkola) and Tornio (The Provincial Museum Of Tornio Valley, Duudsonit Activity Park - TornioHaparanda, & more). There's lots more to do: explore the world behind art at Kemin Jalokivigalleria (Kemi Gemstone Gallery), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Tornio Church, explore the striking landscape of Perameren Kansallispuisto, and admire the landmark architecture of Kemi Church.

For maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Kemi holiday planner .

Traveling by car from Posio to Kemi takes 3 hours. In July in Kemi, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 12°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) to allow enough time to take a train to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Kemi

Parks Fun & Games Theme Parks

Side Trips

Tornio, Kotielainpuisto Arkadia, Kukkolankoski
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Kotielainpuisto Arkadia ©
Kotielainpuisto Arkadia
Tornion vesitorni ©
Tornion vesitorni

9
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Step off the beaten path and head to Photography Tours and German Soldier s Cemetery. The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village, admire the sheer force of Auttikongas, get lost in a book at Rovaniemi City Library, and get engrossed in the history at Arktikum.

To find reviews, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read our Rovaniemi tour builder .

Traveling by train from Kemi to Rovaniemi takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. In July, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 13°C. On the 31st (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks Wildlife Tours
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Arktikum ©
Arktikum
Photography Tours
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village

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