8 days in Lapland Itinerary

8 days in Lapland Itinerary

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8 days in Lapland Itinerary

Start: Newark
Fly + Drive:  18​h
1
Luosto
— 1 day
Drive:  3​h 15​min
2
Inari
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Kittila
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
4
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Fly:  16​h 45​min
End: Newark

1
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.
On the 20th (Fri), see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour and then identify plant and animal life at Kopara Reindeer Park.

To find maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Luosto attractions planner .

Newark, USA to Luosto is an approximately 18-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Eastern European Time, which is usually a 7 hour difference. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Newark in September; daily highs in Luosto reach 54°F and lows reach 41°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Inari.

Things to do in Luosto

Wildlife Outdoors Tours

Side Trip

Safaris
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Kopara Reindeer Park ©
Kopara Reindeer Park
Safaris

2
nights
Inari

Inari ©
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sat): examine the collection at Siida, surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, and then explore and take pictures at Inari Reindeerfarm. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of Saint Tryphon Pechenga Orthodox Church, head outdoors with Lake Inari, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church.

To find maps, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Inari visit planner .

Traveling by car from Luosto to Inari takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. September in Inari sees daily highs of 52°F and lows of 39°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can go by car 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 ©

2
nights
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 23rd (Mon), get outside with Scandinavian Adventures and then get outside with Seven Fells Up. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: gear up at Elan Ski Shop & Rental, then make a trip to Ounasjoki - River for activities, and then get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

To find traveler tips, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Kittila vacation planning app .

Traveling by car from Inari to Kittila takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Kittila are 53°F, while nighttime lows are 40°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Kittila

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Levi, Akaslompolo
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Seven Fells Up ©
Seven Fells Up
Elan Ski Shop & Rental ©
Elan Ski Shop & Rental

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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 25th (Wed): explore the different monuments and memorials at German Soldier s Cemetery, then get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, and then catch some excitement at Feelapland.

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Traveling by car from Kittila to Rovaniemi takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Rovaniemi can reach 53°F, while at night they dip to 42°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Thu) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Arktikum ©
Arktikum
Feelapland ©
Feelapland
German Soldier s Cemetery ©
German Soldier s Cemetery

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