8 days in Lapland Itinerary

8 days in Lapland Itinerary

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Start: Tel Aviv
Drive:  19 h
1
Kilpisjarvi
— 1 day
Drive:  4 h 30 min
2
Inari
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 30 min
3
Tankavaara
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
4
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Bus + Fly:  11 h
End: Tel Aviv

1
day
Kilpisjarvi

Kilpisjarvi ©
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Fri): stroll through Kukkolankoski and then don't miss a visit to Saana.

To find more things to do, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read Kilpisjarvi day trip planning website.

Tel Aviv, Israel to Kilpisjarvi is an approximately 72- hour car ride. The time zone changes from Israel Standard Time (IST) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a -1 hour difference. In July, Kilpisjarvi is colder than Tel Aviv - with highs of 18°C and lows of 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Inari.

Things to do in Kilpisjarvi

Nature Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Kukkolankoski
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Saana ©
Saana

1
night
Inari

Inari ©
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. Start off your visit on the 7th (Sat): hike along Juutua Nature Trail, pause for some serene contemplation at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church, and then head outdoors with Lake Inari. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center, then experience rural life at Inari Reindeer Farm, and then wander the wide-open spaces of Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus.

For where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Inari trip planner.

Drive from Kilpisjarvi to Inari in 6 hours. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in July, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can travel to Tankavaara.

Things to do in Inari

Outdoors Museums Trails
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Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church
Lake Inari ©
Lake Inari

2
nights
Tankavaara

Tankavaara ©
Start off your visit on the 9th (Mon): examine the collection at Gold Prospector Museum, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, and then hit the slopes at Urho Kekkonen National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get in on the family fun at Angry Birds Activity Park.

To see where to stay, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Tankavaara trip builder app.

Drive from Inari to Tankavaara in 1.5 hours. In July, daytime highs in Tankavaara are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Tankavaara

Outdoors Theme Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Saariselka
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Urho Kekkonen National Park ©
Urho Kekkonen National Park
Gold Prospector Museum ©
Gold Prospector Museum
Angry Birds Activity Park ©
Angry Birds Activity Park

2
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Wed): see Santa Claus Office, then get your game on at Snowman World Igloo Hotel, then don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village, and finally admire the masterpieces at Korundi House of Culture.

To see maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Rovaniemi day trip planning app.

Getting from Tankavaara to Rovaniemi by car takes about 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in July, and nighttime lows around 13°C. On the 12th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums Fun & Games
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Arktikum ©
Arktikum
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Santa Claus Office ©
Santa Claus Office

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