9 days in Lapland Itinerary

9 days in Lapland Itinerary

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Fly to Kuusamo Airport, Drive to Posio
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Posio
— Few hours
Drive
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Salla
— 1 night
Drive
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Luosto
— 2 nights
Drive
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Inari
— 2 nights
Drive
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Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Fly

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Posio

Posio is a municipality of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Fri): take in the dramatic natural features at Korouoma Canyon.

To find out how to plan a trip to Posio, use our trip itinerary maker.

Seattle, USA to Posio is an approximately 20-hour combination of flight and car. You'll lose 10 hours traveling from Seattle to Posio due to the time zone difference. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Seattle in July, with highs in Posio at 66°F and lows at 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can drive to Salla.

Things to do in Posio

Nature · Parks
Find places to stay Jul 5 — 6:
Highlights from your trip

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Salla

Salla is a municipality of Finland, located in Lapland. On the 6th (Sat), tour the pleasant surroundings at Salla Ski Resort, then steep yourself in history at Paikanselan Taistelualue, and then get engrossed in the history at Salla Museum of War & Reconstruction.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Salla day trip planner.

You can drive from Posio to Salla in 1.5 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Salla can reach 66°F, while at night they dip to 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can drive to Luosto.

Things to do in Salla

Outdoors · Winter Sports · Parks · Museums
Find places to stay Jul 5 — 6:

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Luosto

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 7th (Sun): look for all kinds of wild species at Kopara Reindeer Park and then discover the riches below the earth's surface at Amethyst Mine Lapland. On the next day, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Pyha-Luosto National Park.

To find maps, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Luosto road trip planning tool.

You can drive from Salla to Luosto in 2 hours. July in Luosto sees daily highs of 68°F and lows of 50°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to drive to Inari.

Things to do in Luosto

Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 6 — 8:

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Inari

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 9th (Tue): relax in the rural setting at Tuula's Reindeer, pause for some serene contemplation at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church, and then get outside with Lake Inari. On your second day here, tour or see a show at The Sami Cultural Centre Sajos, then relax in the rural setting at Inari Reindeer Farm, and then wander the wide-open spaces of Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus.

For traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Inari tour planning tool.

You can drive from Luosto to Inari in 3.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Inari can reach 64°F, while at night they dip to 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Inari

Outdoors · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jul 8 — 10:

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Rovaniemi

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 11th (Thu), make a trip to Marttiini Store Old Factory, explore the world behind art at Korundi House of Culture, then browse the collection at Rovaniemi City Library, then examine the collection at Santa's House of Snowmobiles, and finally have some family-friendly fun at Snowman World Igloo Hotel.

To see more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Rovaniemi planner.

Traveling by car from Inari to Rovaniemi takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. In July, daytime highs in Rovaniemi are 67°F, while nighttime lows are 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums · Nature · Parks · Fun & Games
Find places to stay Jul 10 — 12:

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.