8 days in Lapland Itinerary

8 days in Lapland Itinerary

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8 days in Lapland Itinerary

Start: Oulu
Drive:  2​h 15​min
1
Syote
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Pyhatunturi
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Levi
— 2 nights
+2
bus + Fly + shuttle:  2​h 30​min
5
Inari
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h
End: Oulu

1
day
Syote

Syote ©
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Tue): explore the striking landscape of Syote National Park.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Syote holiday planning tool .

Oulu to Syote is an approximately 2.5-hour car ride. July in Syote sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 12°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Syote

Parks Nature
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Syote National Park ©
Syote National Park

2
nights
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 25th (Wed): pause for some serene contemplation at Rovaniemi Church, then take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, then get curious at Pilke Science Centre, and finally take an exotic tour of a safari tour. Here are some ideas for day two: find something for the whole family at SantaPark, then see Santa Claus Office, and then get in on the family fun at Santa Claus Village.

For photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi holiday planning app .

You can drive from Syote to Rovaniemi in 2.5 hours. In July in Rovaniemi, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to travel to Pyhatunturi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks Museums Outdoors
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Arktikum ©
Arktikum
Safaris
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village

1
night
Pyhatunturi

Pyhatunturi ©
Start off your visit on the 27th (Fri): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Pyha-Luosto National Park.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Pyhatunturi trip planner .

Drive from Rovaniemi to Pyhatunturi in 2.5 hours. In July, daytime highs in Pyhatunturi are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Pyhatunturi

Parks Nature
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Pyha-Luosto National Park ©
Pyha-Luosto National Park

2
nights
Levi

Levi ©
Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Sat): ski along the peaceful trails at Levi Ski Resort. Keep things going the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas and then explore the striking landscape of Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park.

To find reviews, maps, and tourist information, read our Levi trip planner .

Traveling by car from Pyhatunturi to Levi takes 2.5 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Inari.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors Winter Sports Trails

Side Trip

Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park ©
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park
Safaris

2
nights
Inari

Inari ©
On the 30th (Mon), head outdoors with Lake Inari, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church, and then trek along Juutua Nature Trail. Keep things going the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus and then see the interesting displays at Siida.

To see maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Inari online trip itinerary planner .

Do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle from Levi to Inari in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Inari

Outdoors Museums Wildlife
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Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus ©
Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus
Siida ©
Siida
Lake Inari ©
Lake Inari

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