8 days in Lapland Itinerary

8 days in Lapland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Lapland trip planner

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Kittila
— 1 day
Drive
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Inari
— 2 nights
Drive
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Luosto
— 2 nights
Drive
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Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
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Kittila

— 1 day
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 16th (Sun), experience rural life at Ounaskievari Reindeer Farm, then look for all kinds of wild species at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm, then get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, and finally make a trip to Giewont Husky Adventures.

To see traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Kittila travel planner.

London, UK to Kittila is an approximately 10-hour flight. You can also drive. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from London to Kittila due to the time zone difference. Traveling from London in September, things will get slightly colder in Kittila: highs are around 13°C and lows about 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Inari.

Things to do in Kittila

Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 16 — 17:

Inari

— 2 nights
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 17th (Mon): hike along Juutua Nature Trail, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church, and then head outdoors with Lake Inari. On the next day, see the interesting displays at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center, experience rural life at Inari Reindeer Farm, and then wander the wide-open spaces of Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus.

To see maps and more tourist information, refer to the Inari tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Kittila to Inari in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 13°C in September, and nighttime lows around 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Luosto.

Things to do in Inari

Outdoors · Museums · Trails · Parks
Find places to stay Sep 16 — 18:

Luosto

— 2 nights
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 19th (Wed): identify plant and animal life at Kopara Reindeer Park and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Sodankyla. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Pyha-Luosto National Park.

To find where to stay, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Luosto route maker website.

Getting from Inari to Luosto by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Luosto can reach 14°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Luosto

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 18 — 20:

Rovaniemi

— 2 nights

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 21st (Fri), take in the dramatic scenery at Auttikongas, explore the different monuments and memorials at German Soldier s Cemetery, and then explore the world behind art at Korundi House of Culture. Keep things going the next day: Head underground at Syvasenvaara Fell, then see the interesting displays at Santa's House of Snowmobiles, then have some family-friendly fun at Snowman World Igloo Hotel, and finally examine the collection at Christmas House Santa.

For where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi route maker app.

Getting from Luosto to Rovaniemi by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Rovaniemi can reach 13°C, while at night they dip to 6°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums · Nature · Parks · Fun & Games
Find places to stay Sep 20 — 22:

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.