8 days in Lapland Itinerary

8 days in Lapland Itinerary

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Fly to Rovaniemi Airport, Drive to Luosto
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Luosto
— 1 day
Drive
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Salla
— 1 night
Drive
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Inari
— 2 nights
Drive
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Kittila
— 2 nights
Drive
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Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Fly

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Luosto

Nestled among vast forests and fells, Luosto represents a small idyllic resort village set on the edge of Pyha-Luosto National Park.
On the 9th (Fri), identify plant and animal life at Kopara Reindeer Park and then go deep underground at Amethyst Mine Lapland.

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Milan, Italy to Luosto is an approximately 11-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET) is 1 hour. Traveling from Milan in August, expect nights in Luosto to be slightly colder, around 9°C, while days are colder, around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Salla.

Things to do in Luosto

Parks · Wildlife
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Salla

Salla is a municipality of Finland, located in Lapland. On the 10th (Sat), steep yourself in history at Paikanselan Taistelualue and then get engrossed in the history at Salla Museum of War & Reconstruction.

For ratings, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Salla vacation planning tool.

Drive from Luosto to Salla in 2 hours. In August in Salla, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 10°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Sat) to allow time for travel to Inari.

Things to do in Salla

Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Aug 9 — 10:

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Inari

Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. On the 11th (Sun), pause for some serene contemplation at Saint Tryphon Pechenga Orthodox Church, head outdoors with Lake Inari, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church. On the 12th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center, then relax in the rural setting at Inari Reindeer Farm, and then get a taste of life in the country at Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus.

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You can drive from Salla to Inari in 5 hours. August in Inari sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 9°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Kittila.

Things to do in Inari

Outdoors · Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Aug 10 — 12:

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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. Start off your visit on the 13th (Tue): head outdoors with Seven Fells Up. Here are some ideas for day two: shop like a local with Elan Ski Shop & Rental, then have some family-friendly fun at G2 ICEKARTING, and then surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

For where to stay, maps, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Kittila trip itinerary planning tool.

You can drive from Inari to Kittila in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. In August in Kittila, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 9°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Kittila

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 12 — 14:

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Rovaniemi

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

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, then Head underground at Syvasenvaara Fell, and then explore the different monuments and memorials at German Soldier s Cemetery.

To see traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi journey planner.

Traveling by car from Kittila to Rovaniemi takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Rovaniemi are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks · Nature · Museums · Historic Sites
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Lapland travel guide

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Landmarks · Safaris · Nightlife
The wild expanses of Lapland promise spectacular scenery, adventure, and rich cultural experiences. As the country's northernmost region, it sits well above the Arctic Circle. Despite also being the largest region, in Lapland just 3.4 percent of the Finnish population calls this great stretch of land home, leaving plenty of room for pristine lakes, dense forest, and seven unspoiled national parks. An abundance of well-marked trails await hikers of all levels, while more remote and rugged adventures beckon experienced explorers. Music is of particular importance in these parts, so try to catch a concert or dance performance during your stay.