8 days in Lapland Itinerary

8 days in Lapland Itinerary

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8 days in Lapland Itinerary

Start: Milan
Fly + Drive:  11​h 15​min
1
Luosto
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Salla
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
3
Inari
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
4
Kittila
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
5
Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Fly:  8​h 30​min
End: Milan

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day
Luosto

Luosto ©
Nestled among vast forests and fells, Luosto represents a small idyllic resort village set on the edge of Pyha-Luosto National Park.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Fri): see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, identify plant and animal life at Kopara Reindeer Park, and then explore and take pictures at Amethyst Mine Lapland.

To see photos, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Luosto trip planner .

Milan, Italy to Luosto is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone changes from Central European Time to Eastern European Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. When traveling from Milan in August, plan for much colder days and a bit cooler nights in Luosto: temperatures range from 20°C by day to 9°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to travel to Salla.

Things to do in Luosto

Parks Wildlife
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Kopara Reindeer Park ©
Kopara Reindeer Park
Amethyst Mine Lapland ©
Amethyst Mine Lapland

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night
Salla

Salla ©
Salla is a municipality of Finland, located in Lapland. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sat): contemplate the long history of Paikanselan Taistelualue and then brush up on your military savvy at Salla Museum of War & Reconstruction.

To find where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Salla driving holiday planner .

Traveling by car from Luosto to Salla takes 2 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 10°C. On the 10th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Inari.

Things to do in Salla

Museums Nightlife Historic Sites
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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. Start off your visit on the 11th (Sun): pause for some serene contemplation at Saint Tryphon Pechenga Orthodox Church, then get outside with Lake Inari, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church. On the next day, see the interesting displays at Siida, then experience rural life at Inari Reindeerfarm, and then relax in the rural setting at Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus.

For other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, use the Inari trip planner .

You can drive from Salla to Inari in 4.5 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 12th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Kittila.

Things to do in Inari

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

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nights
Kittila

Kittila ©
Kittilä is a municipality of Finland and a popular holiday resort.It is located in northern Finland north of the Arctic Circle within the Lapland region. On the 13th (Tue), get outside with Scandinavian Adventures and then head outdoors with Seven Fells Up. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get all the equipment you need at Elan Ski Shop & Rental, then get your game on at G2 Ice Karting Levi, and then take a memorable tour with Tours.

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Traveling by car from Inari to Kittila takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Kittila are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Kittila

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Akaslompolo, Levi
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Scandinavian Adventures ©
Scandinavian Adventures
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Seven Fells Up ©
Seven Fells Up

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Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 15th (Thu), examine the collection at Santa's House of Snowmobiles, explore the fascinating underground world of Syvasenvaara Fell, and then explore the different monuments and memorials at German Soldier s Cemetery.

To see ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Rovaniemi trip planner .

You can drive from Kittila to Rovaniemi in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Rovaniemi can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

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

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