8 days in Lapland Itinerary

8 days in Lapland Itinerary

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1
Rovaniemi
— 1 night
2
Luosto
— 1 night
3
Salla
— 1 night
4
Inari
— 4 nights

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night
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): examine the collection 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: Head underground at Syvasenvaara Fell, take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, and then explore the world behind art at Korundi House of Culture.

For other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Rovaniemi tour itinerary planning website.

Helsinki to Rovaniemi is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also take a train; or drive. In July, daily temperatures in Rovaniemi can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Luosto.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

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

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Luosto

Luosto ©
Nestled among vast forests and fells, Luosto represents a small idyllic resort village set on the edge of Pyha-Luosto National Park.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Wed): look for all kinds of wild species at Kopara Reindeer Park.

To see traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Luosto trip planner.

Traveling by car from Rovaniemi to Luosto takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Luosto are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) so you can go by car to Salla.

Things to do in Luosto

Wildlife · Parks
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Kopara Reindeer Park ©
Kopara Reindeer Park

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night
Salla

Salla ©
Salla is a municipality of Finland, located in Lapland. Start off your visit on the 5th (Thu): fly down the slopes at Salla Ski Resort and then take an in-depth tour of Salla Museum of War & Reconstruction.

To see other places to visit, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Salla trip itinerary planning app.

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) to allow time to travel to Inari.

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Parks · Winter Sports · Outdoors
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Salla Ski Resort ©
Salla Ski Resort
Salla Museum of War & Reconstruction ©
Salla Museum of War & Reconstruction

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nights
Inari

Inari ©
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church and Gold Prospector Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore hidden gems such as Lemmenjoki National Park and Lake Inari. Change things up with a short trip to Urho Kekkonen National Park in Saariselka (about 1h 45 min away). There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Juutua Nature Trail, experience rural life at Inari Reindeer Farm, and wander the wide-open spaces of Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus.

To see reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Inari trip itinerary maker tool.

Getting from Salla to Inari by car takes about 5 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Inari can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Inari

Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

Urho Kekkonen National Park, Lemmenjoki National Park, Gold Prospector Museum
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Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church
Lemmenjoki National Park ©
Lemmenjoki National Park
Gold Prospector Museum ©
Gold Prospector Museum

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