8 days in Lapland Itinerary

8 days in Lapland Itinerary

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Fly to Kittilä Airport, Drive to Muonio
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Muonio
— 1 night
Drive
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Inari
— 1 night
Drive
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Pyhatunturi
— 2 nights
Drive
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Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
Fly

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Muonio

— 1 night
Muonio is a municipality of Finland.The town is located in far northern Finland above the Arctic Circle on the country's western border, within the area of the former Lappi province. On the 15th (Sat), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Muonio online travel route planner.

Frankfurt, Germany to Muonio is an approximately 10-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Traveling from Frankfurt to Muonio, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Frankfurt in August, expect Muonio to be little chillier, temps between 18°C and 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to travel to Inari.

Things to do in Muonio

Parks · Nature
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Highlights from your trip

Inari

— 1 night
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sun): see the interesting displays at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church, and then get outside with Lake Inari.

For maps, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Inari driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Muonio to Inari in 3.5 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Inari can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can travel to Pyhatunturi.

Things to do in Inari

Museums · Historic Sites · Outdoors
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Pyhatunturi

— 2 nights
On the 17th (Mon), take in the awesome beauty at Luosto, then go deep underground at Amethyst Mine Lapland, and then take in breathtaking views at Isokuru. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Pyha-Luosto National Park.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, go to the Pyhatunturi sightseeing planner.

Getting from Inari to Pyhatunturi by car takes about 3.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in August, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can go by car to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Pyhatunturi

Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips

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Rovaniemi

— 3 nights

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Change things up with a short trip to Ranua Zoo in Ranua (about 1 hour away). The adventure continues: take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village, Head underground at Syvasenvaara Fell, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Rovaniemi Church.

To see where to stay, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Rovaniemi online tour planner.

Traveling by car from Pyhatunturi to Rovaniemi takes 2 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums · Wildlife

Side Trip

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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.