9 days in Lapland Itinerary

9 days in Lapland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Lapland travel planner

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Make it your trip
Fly
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Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Drive
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Posio
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Nuorgam
— 1 night
Drive
4
Inari
— 1 night
Drive
5
Pyhatunturi
— 2 nights
Drive to Rovaniemi Airport, Fly to Stavanger

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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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Syvasenvaara Fell and Fishing Charters & Tours. Get in touch with nature at Auttikongas and Napapiirin Porofarmi. Next up on the itinerary: explore the different monuments and memorials at German Soldier s Cemetery.

For reviews and tourist information, read Rovaniemi road trip planning app.

Stavanger, Norway to Rovaniemi is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus, train, and car. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET) is 1 hour. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Stavanger in September, with highs in Rovaniemi at 13°C and lows at 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to travel to Posio.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Outdoors
Find places to stay Sep 8 — 10:

Posio

— 2 nights
Posio is a municipality of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sat): explore the striking landscape of Riisitunturi National Park. Here are some ideas for day two: get a dose of the wild on Kota-Husky and then take in the dramatic natural features at Korouoma Canyon.

To see ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read Posio online trip itinerary builder.

Getting from Rovaniemi to Posio by car takes about 2 hours. In September in Posio, expect temperatures between 13°C during the day and 5°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to travel to Nuorgam.

Things to do in Posio

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Tours
Find places to stay Sep 10 — 12:

Nuorgam

— 1 night
Nuorgam is a village in the Utsjoki municipality in the region of Lapland, Finland. On the 13th (Mon), cast your line with Alma Arktika.

To see ratings, maps, photos, and tourist information, read our Nuorgam online trip itinerary builder.

You can drive from Posio to Nuorgam in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. The time zone changes from Eastern European Standard Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Expect a daytime high around 12°C in September, and nighttime lows around 5°C. On the 13th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Inari.

Things to do in Nuorgam

Outdoors · Adventure · Tours · Wildlife
Find places to stay Sep 12 — 13:
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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. On the 14th (Tue), get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church, and then relax in the rural setting at Inari Reindeer Farm.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Inari trip itinerary maker website.

Traveling by car from Nuorgam to Inari takes 2.5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Nuorgam to Inari is 1 hour. September in Inari sees daily highs of 13°C and lows of 4°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to travel to Pyhatunturi.

Things to do in Inari

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife
Find places to stay Sep 13 — 14:

Pyhatunturi

— 2 nights
Start off your visit on the 15th (Wed): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Pyha-Luosto National Park.

For where to stay, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Pyhatunturi trip itinerary tool.

You can drive from Inari to Pyhatunturi in 3.5 hours. In September, daytime highs in Pyhatunturi are 14°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Pyhatunturi

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

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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.