8 days in Lapland Itinerary

8 days in Lapland Itinerary

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8 days in Lapland Itinerary

Start: Helsinki
Fly:  4​h 15​min
1
Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Luosto
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Salla
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
4
Inari
— 4 nights
shuttle + Fly:  4​h 15​min
End: Helsinki

1
night
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 2nd (Mon): see the interesting displays at Santa's House of Snowmobiles and then explore the different monuments and memorials at German Soldier s Cemetery. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the fascinating underground world of Syvasenvaara Fell, then take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, and then admire the masterpieces at Korundi House of Culture.

To see where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, use the Rovaniemi online itinerary planner .

Helsinki to Rovaniemi is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. In July in Rovaniemi, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) early enough to go by car to Luosto.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums Parks Nature
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Arktikum ©
Arktikum
German Soldier s Cemetery ©
German Soldier s Cemetery
Santa's House of Snowmobiles ©
Santa's House of Snowmobiles

1
night
Luosto

Luosto ©
On the 4th (Wed), see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour and then look for all kinds of wild species at Kopara Reindeer Park.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Luosto trip planner .

You can drive from Rovaniemi to Luosto in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in July, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough to travel to Salla.

Things to do in Luosto

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Safaris
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Kopara Reindeer Park ©
Kopara Reindeer Park
Safaris

1
night
Salla

Salla ©
Salla is a municipality of Finland, located in Lapland. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Thu): tour the pleasant surroundings at Salla Ski Resort and then brush up on your military savvy at Salla Museum of War & Reconstruction.

To see ratings, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Salla sightseeing planner.

Getting from Luosto to Salla by car takes about 2 hours. In July, daytime highs in Salla are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to travel to Inari.

Things to do in Salla

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports
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Salla Ski Resort ©
Salla Ski Resort

4
nights
Inari

Inari ©
Do some cultural sightseeing at Gold Prospector Museum and Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church. Visiting Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus and Urho Kekkonen National Park will get you outdoors. Spend the 9th (Mon) exploring nature at Lemmenjoki National Park.

For other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Inari driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Salla to Inari in 5 hours. In July, daytime highs in Inari are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Inari

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trips

Urho Kekkonen National Park, Lemmenjoki National Park, Gold Prospector Museum
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Urho Kekkonen National Park ©
Urho Kekkonen National Park
Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus ©
Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus
Lake Inari ©
Lake Inari

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