57 days in Lapland Itinerary

57 days in Lapland Itinerary

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Fly to Kittilä Airport, Drive to Kolari
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Kolari
— 4 nights
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Ylitornio
— 5 nights
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Rovaniemi
— 13 nights
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Syote
— 5 nights
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Posio
— 5 nights
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Pyhatunturi
— 6 nights
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Nuorgam
— 5 nights
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Inari
— 6 nights
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Kongas
— 6 nights
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Kolari

— 4 nights
Kolari is a municipality of Finland at the Swedish border, which follows the Torne River, the longest free-flowing river in Europe.It is located in the province of Lapland. Kolari is known for wildlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: get a dose of the wild on Powerun Adventures.

For maps, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Kolari trip itinerary builder tool.

Detroit, USA to Kolari is an approximately 17-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Detroit to Kolari is 7 hours. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Detroit in January, with highs in Kolari at 13°F and lows at 0°F. On the 17th (Mon), you'll travel to Ylitornio.

Things to do in Kolari

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours
Find places to stay Jan 12 — 17:
Highlights from your trip

Ylitornio

— 5 nights
Ylitornio is a municipality of Finland.It is located in the province of Lapland along the Tornio River, opposite the Swedish town of Övertorneå. Visiting Tatuka Reindeerfarm and Ski Resort Ritavalkea will get you outdoors. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Soulmate Huskies and Eeron Polku Trail. Take a break from Ylitornio with a short trip to Maupertuis Memorial in Pello, about 1h 5 min away.

To find reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Ylitornio trip itinerary website.

Getting from Kolari to Ylitornio by car takes about 1.5 hours. In January in Ylitornio, expect temperatures between 13°F during the day and 0°F at night. On the 22nd (Sat), you're off to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Ylitornio

Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 17 — 22:

Rovaniemi

— 13 nights

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Visiting Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy and Fishing Charters & Tours will get you outdoors. Step off the beaten path and head to Angry Birds Park and Napapiirin Porofarmi. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Rovaniemi: The Provincial Museum Of Tornio Valley (in Tornio), Ranua Zoo (in Ranua) and Giewont Husky Adventures (in Kittila). Next up on the itinerary: take in the dramatic scenery at Auttikongas, get engrossed in the history at Forestry Museum of Lapland, get advice or help at Rovaniemi City Library, and get outside with TravelHouse.

To see ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi planner.

You can drive from Ylitornio to Rovaniemi in 1.5 hours. Traveling from Ylitornio in January, expect a bit warmer with lows of 6°F in Rovaniemi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Syote.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks · Museums · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 22 — Feb 4:

Syote

— 5 nights
Step off the beaten path and head to Syote National Park and Syote Ski & Nature Resort.

To see traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read Syote road trip planning tool.

You can drive from Rovaniemi to Syote in 3 hours. In February, plan for daily highs up to 22°F, and evening lows to 11°F. On the 9th (Wed), you're off to Posio.

Things to do in Syote

Parks · Nature · Winter Sports · Outdoors
Find places to stay Feb 4 — 9:
Highlights from your trip

Posio

— 5 nights
Posio is a municipality of Finland. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Riisitunturi National Park and Pentik Hill. Take a break from the city and head to Korouoma Canyon and Kota-Husky.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Posio using our trip planner.

You can drive from Syote to Posio in 1.5 hours. In February, daily temperatures in Posio can reach 22°F, while at night they dip to 11°F. You will leave for Pyhatunturi on the 14th (Mon).

Things to do in Posio

Parks · Nature · Shopping · Wildlife
Find places to stay Feb 9 — 14:

Pyhatunturi

— 6 nights
Get outdoors at Arctic Husky Farm and Pyha-Luosto National Park. Discover out-of-the-way places like Pyhatunturi and Isokuru. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Pyhatunturi: Salla (Paikanselan Taistelualue & Salla Museum of War & Reconstruction) and Sodankyla (Museum - Gallery Alariesto & Church of Sodankyla).

To find photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Pyhatunturi holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Posio to Pyhatunturi takes 2.5 hours. In February, daytime highs in Pyhatunturi are 23°F, while nighttime lows are 12°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Nuorgam.

Things to do in Pyhatunturi

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Feb 14 — 20:

Nuorgam

— 5 nights
Nuorgam is a village in the Utsjoki municipality in the region of Lapland, Finland. Step off the beaten path and head to Alma Arktika and Skolt Sami Heritage House.

To see where to stay, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read Nuorgam trip planner.

Drive from Pyhatunturi to Nuorgam in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Pyhatunturi to Nuorgam is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Pyhatunturi in February, plan for a bit warmer nights in Nuorgam, with lows around 19°F. On the 25th (Fri), you'll travel to Inari.

Things to do in Nuorgam

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Adventure

Side Trip

Find places to stay Feb 20 — 25:

Inari

— 6 nights
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. Escape the urban bustle at Juutua Nature Trail and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Discover out-of-the-way places like Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church and Tuula's Reindeer. Explore Inari's surroundings by going to Gold Prospector Museum (in Tankavaara) and Saariselka (Angry Birds Activity Park, Saariselka Reindeer Farm, &more). There's lots more to do: wander the wide-open spaces of Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus, relax in the rural setting at Inari Reindeer Farm, pause for some serene contemplation at Saint Tryphon Pechenga Orthodox Church, and take some stellar pictures from Otsamo Fell.

To see ratings, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read Inari travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Nuorgam to Inari takes 2.5 hours. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Nuorgam in February: high temperatures in Inari hover around 22°F and lows are around 9°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) so you can travel to Kongas.

Things to do in Inari

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Shopping · Theme Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Feb 25 — Mar 3:

Kongas

— 6 nights
Step out of the city life by going to Torassieppi Reindeer Farm & Cottages and Wingrens Dogsafaris. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Ounaskievari Reindeer Farm and Jyppyra lookout. Get out of town with these interesting Kongas side-trips: Enontekio (Enontekio Church & Pyhakero) and Muonio (Keimiotunturi Fell, Pakasaivo, &more).

To find ratings, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Kongas route builder site.

You can drive from Inari to Kongas in 2.5 hours. March in Kongas sees daily highs of 31°F and lows of 16°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Wed) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Kongas

Historic Sites · Wildlife · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 3 — 9:

Lapland travel guide

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Landmarks · Safaris · Nightlife
The wild expanses of Lapland promise spectacular scenery, adventure, and rich cultural experiences. As the country's northernmost region, it sits well above the Arctic Circle. Despite also being the largest region, in Lapland just 3.4 percent of the Finnish population calls this great stretch of land home, leaving plenty of room for pristine lakes, dense forest, and seven unspoiled national parks. An abundance of well-marked trails await hikers of all levels, while more remote and rugged adventures beckon experienced explorers. Music is of particular importance in these parts, so try to catch a concert or dance performance during your stay.