53 days in Lapland Itinerary

53 days in Lapland Itinerary

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Start: Izmir, Turkey
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, Turkey

5
nights
Pyhatunturi

Pyhatunturi ©
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Luosto Adventures and Salla Museum of War & Reconstruction. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Pyhatunturi: Joutsijarven Bunkkerit (in Kemijarvi), Sodankyla (Museum - Gallery Alariesto & Church of Sodankyla) and Salla (Salla Ski Resort & Paikanselan Taistelualue). Spend the 11th (Tue) exploring nature at Pyha-Luosto National Park.

For traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Pyhatunturi trip app.

Izmir, Turkey to Pyhatunturi is an approximately 13- hour combination of flight and car. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Izmir to Pyhatunturi due to the time zone difference. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Izmir in June: high temperatures in Pyhatunturi hover around 18°C and lows are around 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, Sodankyla, Salla, Pyhatunturi, Joutsijarven Bunkkerit
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Kopara Reindeer Park ©
Kopara Reindeer Park
Pyha-Luosto National Park ©
Pyha-Luosto National Park
Salla Museum of War & Reconstruction ©
Salla Museum of War & Reconstruction

7
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Ounaskievari Reindeer Farm and Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm. Explore Levi's surroundings by going to Muonio (Keimioniemi Fishing Cabins, Pakasaivo, &more), Seven Fells Up (in Akaslompolo) and Kittila (Nature & Wildlife Tours & Lapland Hotels SnowVillage). Spend the 17th (Mon) on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort. Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Giewont Husky Adventures, fly down the slopes at Kids' Land, visit Inghams Mini Husky Experience, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Yllas Ski Resort.

For traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Levi trip app.

Traveling by car from Pyhatunturi to Levi takes 2.5 hours. June in Levi sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) to allow time to travel to Kilpisjarvi.

Things to do in Levi

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trips

Muonio, Kittila, Seven Fells Up, Ounaskievari Reindeer Farm, Yllas Ski Resort
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Pakasaivo ©
Pakasaivo
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park ©
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park

5
nights
Kilpisjarvi

Kilpisjarvi ©
Discover out-of-the-way places like The Three Nations' Border Point and Tsahkal Falls. Get out of town with these interesting Kilpisjarvi side-trips: Jarama WWII Fortification Camp (in Karesuvanto) and Halti (in Enontekio).

For reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Kilpisjarvi sightseeing planner.

Drive from Levi to Kilpisjarvi in 3.5 hours. Traveling from Levi to Kilpisjarvi, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Levi in June, expect nights in Kilpisjarvi to be about the same, around 7°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Inari.

Things to do in Kilpisjarvi

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trips

Jarama WWII Fortification Camp, Halti
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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. Explore hidden gems such as Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church and Juutua Nature Trail. Venture out of the city with trips to Saariselka (Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort, Urho Kekkonen National Park, &more). Spend the 3rd (Wed) exploring nature at Lemmenjoki National Park. There's still lots to do: experience rural life at Tuula's Reindeer, head outdoors with Lake Inari, see the interesting displays at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint Tryphon Pechenga Orthodox Church.

To find photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Inari trip itinerary planning website.

Traveling by car from Kilpisjarvi to Inari takes 6 hours. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. In June, daily temperatures in Inari can reach 16°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) so you can travel to Tankavaara.

Things to do in Inari

Outdoors Parks Nature

Side Trips

Saariselka, Lemmenjoki National Park
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Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church
Lemmenjoki National Park ©
Lemmenjoki National Park

6
nights
Tankavaara

Tankavaara ©
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Gold Prospector Museum and Pyha-Nattanen Fell.

To see photos, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Tankavaara route planning site.

Drive from Inari to Tankavaara in 1.5 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Tankavaara can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. You will leave for Posio on the 10th (Wed).

Things to do in Tankavaara

Outdoors Parks Trails

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 explore the less-touristy side of things at Korouoma Canyon and Syote National Park. Explore Posio's surroundings by going to Syote Ski & Nature Resort (in Syote) and Ski Resort Suomutunturi (in Suomu). Spend the 12th (Fri) exploring nature at Riisitunturi National Park. The adventure continues: view the masterpieces at Pentik Hill.

To find where to stay, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Posio online trip itinerary builder.

Drive from Tankavaara to Posio in 4 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 12°C. On the 16th (Tue), you're off to Kemi.

Things to do in Posio

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

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

6
nights
Kemi

Kemi ©
Kemi is a town and municipality of Finland. You'll discover tucked-away gems like The Provincial Museum Of Tornio Valley and Kukkolankoski. Change things up with a short trip to Tornio Golf in Tornio (about 36 minutes away). Pack the 18th (Thu) with family-friendly diversions at Duudsonit Activity Park - TornioHaparanda. The adventure continues: explore the world behind art at Kemin Jalokivigalleria (Kemi Gemstone Gallery), look for all kinds of wild species at Kotielainpuisto Arkadia, pause for some serene contemplation at Tornio Church, and admire the striking features of Kemi Church.

To find reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Kemi trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Posio to Kemi takes 3 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Kemi can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to catch the train to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Kemi

Parks Theme Parks Fun & Games

Side Trips

Tornio, Kotielainpuisto Arkadia, Kukkolankoski
Find places to stay Jul 16 — 22:
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Kotielainpuisto Arkadia ©
Kotielainpuisto Arkadia
The Provincial Museum Of Tornio Valley ©
The Provincial Museum Of Tornio Valley
Kemin Jalokivigalleria (Kemi Gemstone Gallery) ©

9
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 Orbas Reindeer Farm and Arctic Emotions Oy. There's much more to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Auttikongas, identify plant and animal life at Napapiirin Porofarmi, get lost in a book at Rovaniemi City Library, and Head underground at Syvasenvaara Fell.

For where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Rovaniemi road trip planner.

You can take a train from Kemi to Rovaniemi in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. In July in Rovaniemi, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 13°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 31st (Wed) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks Wildlife Outdoors
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Arktikum ©
Arktikum
Arctic Emotions Oy ©
Arctic Emotions Oy
Auttikongas ©
Auttikongas

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