8 days in Lapland Itinerary

8 days in Lapland Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Nis
Fly:  15 h
1
Kittila
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 15 min
2
Inari
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h
3
Salla
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 30 min
4
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Fly:  11 h 30 min
End: Nis

1
night
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. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Mon): view the masterpieces at LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery, then don't miss a visit to Giewont Husky Adventures, and then get outside with Seven Fells Up. Keep things going the next day: stop by Elan Ski Shop & Rental, then take a stroll through Ounasjoki - River for activities, and then get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, use the Kittila travel route builder app.

Nis, Serbia to Kittila is an approximately 15- hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Nis in August, you will find days in Kittila are colder (19°C), and nights are little chillier (9°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can drive to Inari.

Things to do in Kittila

Outdoors Shopping Wildlife

Side Trips

Levi, Seven Fells Up
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Seven Fells Up ©
Seven Fells Up
LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery ©
LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery
Elan Ski Shop & Rental ©
Elan Ski Shop & Rental

2
nights
Inari

Inari ©
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. On the 7th (Wed), head outdoors with Lake Inari and then take some stellar pictures from Otsamo Fell. On the 8th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: tour or see a show at The Sami Cultural Centre Sajos, look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church.

To find other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Inari travel route builder website.

You can drive from Kittila to Inari in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Inari can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to travel to Salla.

Things to do in Inari

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Lake Inari ©
Lake Inari
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church
Nature & Wildlife Tours

1
night
Salla

Salla ©
Salla is a municipality of Finland, located in Lapland. Start off your visit on the 9th (Fri): fly down the slopes at Salla Ski Resort, take an in-depth tour of Salla Museum of War & Reconstruction, and then steep yourself in history at Paikanselan Taistelualue.

To see photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Salla online trip builder.

Getting from Inari to Salla by car takes about 5 hours. In August in Salla, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 10°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Salla

Parks Winter Sports Outdoors
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Salla Ski Resort ©
Salla Ski Resort
Salla Museum of War & Reconstruction ©
Salla Museum of War & Reconstruction
Paikanselan Taistelualue ©
Paikanselan Taistelualue

2
nights
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 10th (Sat): take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, look for gifts at LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier, then enjoy some diversion at Santa Claus Office, and finally don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village.

For photos, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi day trip planning site.

You can drive from Salla to Rovaniemi in 2 hours. August in Rovaniemi sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
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Arktikum ©
Arktikum
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
German Soldier s Cemetery ©
German Soldier s Cemetery

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