60 days in Lapland Itinerary

60 days in Lapland Itinerary

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60 days in Lapland Itinerary

Start: Buenos Aires
Fly:  32​h
1
Saariselka
— 8 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
2
Akaslompolo
— 9 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Rovaniemi
— 9 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Pyhatunturi
— 9 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Salla
— 9 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
6
Posio
— 12 nights
Drive + Fly:  32​h
End: Buenos Aires

8
nights
Saariselka

Saariselka ©
Take a break from the city and head to Nature & Wildlife Tours and Lake Inari. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Urho Kekkonen National Park and Inari Reindeerfarm. Get out of town with these interesting Saariselka side-trips: Inari (Saint Tryphon Pechenga Orthodox Church, Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church, & more). Spend the 10th (Sun) exploring nature at Lemmenjoki National Park. On the 13th (Wed), spend an exhilarating day on the slopes at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort.

To see maps, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Saariselka trip planner .

Buenos Aires, Argentina to Saariselka is an approximately 32-hour flight. You'll lose 5 hours traveling from Buenos Aires to Saariselka due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Buenos Aires in June, expect slightly colder with lows of 7°C in Saariselka. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can go by car to Akaslompolo.

Things to do in Saariselka

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trips

Inari, Lemmenjoki National Park, Gold Prospector Museum
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Urho Kekkonen National Park ©
Urho Kekkonen National Park
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort ©
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort
Lake Inari ©
Lake Inari

9
nights
Akaslompolo

Visiting Nature & Wildlife Tours and Levi Ski Resort will get you outdoors. Step off the beaten path and head to Seven Fells Up and Pakasaivo. Venture out of the city with trips to Muonio (Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park, Muonion Kotiseutumuseo, & more), Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm (in Sirkka) and Kittila (Museum of Fine Arts Einari Junttila & Giewont Husky Adventures).

For more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read our Akaslompolo trip itinerary builder tool .

Traveling by car from Saariselka to Akaslompolo takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Akaslompolo can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) so you can go by car to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports

Side Trips

Levi, Kittila, Muonio, Kongas, Yllas Ski Resort
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park ©
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park
Seven Fells Up ©
Seven Fells Up

9
nights
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Step out of the city life by going to Auttikongas and Safaris. Step off the beaten path and head to Syvasenvaara Fell and Eeron Polku Trail. Venture out of the city with trips to Tatuka Palvelut (in Ylitornio) and Ski Resort Ritavalkea (in Pello). There's much more to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Hiidenkirnut, find something for the whole family at Santa Claus Village, explore the world behind art at Korundi House of Culture, and take in the views from Lumberjack's Candle Bridge.

To see photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Rovaniemi trip planner .

You can drive from Akaslompolo to Rovaniemi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Rovaniemi can reach 18°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can travel to Pyhatunturi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

Pello, Tatuka Reindeerfarm
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Safaris
Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy ©
Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy
Auttikongas ©
Auttikongas

9
nights
Pyhatunturi

Pyhatunturi ©
Explore hidden gems such as Pyha-Luosto National Park and Kopara Reindeer Park. Take a break from the city and head to Safaris and Pyhatunturi. Venture out of the city with trips to Sodankyla (Museum - Gallery Alariesto, Luosto, & more) and Joutsijarven Bunkkerit (in Kemijarvi).

To see photos, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Pyhatunturi trip planner .

Traveling by car from Rovaniemi to Pyhatunturi takes 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in July, and nighttime lows around 11°C. You'll set off for Salla on the 12th (Thu).

Things to do in Pyhatunturi

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Sodankyla, Luosto, Pyhatunturi, Joutsijarven Bunkkerit
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Kopara Reindeer Park ©
Kopara Reindeer Park
Safaris
Pyhatunturi ©
Pyhatunturi

9
nights
Salla

Salla ©
Salla is a municipality of Finland, located in Lapland. Explore hidden gems such as Salla Museum of War & Reconstruction and Paikanselan Taistelualue. There's more to do: fly down the slopes at Salla Ski Resort.

To see where to stay, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Salla online route builder .

Getting from Pyhatunturi to Salla by car takes about 2 hours. In July in Salla, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 12°C at night. You'll set off for Posio on the 21st (Sat).

Things to do in Salla

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports
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Salla Ski Resort ©
Salla Ski Resort

12
nights
Posio

Posio ©
Posio is a municipality of Finland. Explore hidden gems such as Riisitunturi National Park and Syote Ski & Nature Resort. Get outdoors at Korouoma Canyon and Syote National Park. There's still lots to do: explore the world behind art at Pentik Hill.

To see ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Posio road trip planning website .

Getting from Salla to Posio by car takes about 2 hours. July in Posio sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 12°C at night. On the 2nd (Thu), you're off tohome.

Things to do in Posio

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Syote
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Korouoma Canyon ©
Korouoma Canyon
Syote National Park ©
Syote National Park
Riisitunturi National Park ©
Riisitunturi National Park

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