8 days in Lapland Itinerary

8 days in Lapland Itinerary

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Fly to Ivalo Airport, Drive to Inari
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Inari
— 1 night
Drive
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Tankavaara
— 1 night
Drive
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Posio
— 2 nights
Drive
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Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
Fly

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Inari

— 1 night
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 24th (Fri): surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church.

To find where to stay, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, use the Inari visit site.

Tallinn, Estonia to Inari is an approximately 12.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Tallinn in September, with highs in Inari at 13°C and lows at 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Tankavaara.

Things to do in Inari

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife
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Tankavaara

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sat): examine the collection at Gold Prospector Museum.

For reviews, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Tankavaara trip planner.

You can drive from Inari to Tankavaara in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 13°C in September, and nighttime lows around 4°C. On the 25th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Posio.

Things to do in Tankavaara

Museums
Find places to stay Sep 24 — 25:
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Posio

— 2 nights
Posio is a municipality of Finland. Start off your visit on the 26th (Sun): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Riisitunturi National Park. Here are some ideas for day two: surround yourself with nature on Kota-Husky and then explore the striking landscape at Korouoma Canyon.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Posio trip itinerary planning website.

Traveling by car from Tankavaara to Posio takes 4 hours. September in Posio sees daily highs of 13°C and lows of 5°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Posio

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Tours
Find places to stay Sep 25 — 27:

Rovaniemi

— 3 nights

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Syvasenvaara Fell and Auttikongas. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Santa's House of Snowmobiles and German Soldier s Cemetery. It doesn't end there: head outdoors with Outdoor Activities and stroll through Napapiirin Porofarmi.

To find reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Rovaniemi trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Posio to Rovaniemi in 2 hours. In September in Rovaniemi, expect temperatures between 13°C during the day and 6°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors
Find places to stay Sep 27 — 30:

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.