35 days in Lapland Itinerary

35 days in Lapland Itinerary

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Rovaniemi
— 9 nights
Drive
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Levi
— 5 nights
Drive
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Kilpisjarvi
— 4 nights
Drive
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Inari
— 5 nights
Drive
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Luosto
— 2 nights
Drive
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Salla
— 3 nights
Drive
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Posio
— 5 nights
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Rovaniemi

— 9 nights

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Get out of town with these interesting Rovaniemi side-trips: Ranua Zoo (in Ranua), Kemi (Kemi Church & Kemin Jalokivigalleria (Kemi Gemstone Gallery)) and Maupertuis Memorial (in Pello). And it doesn't end there: take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, get curious at Science Centre Pilke, don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Office, and get in on the family fun at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus.

For ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Rovaniemi day trip planning website.

Atlanta, USA to Rovaniemi is an approximately 18-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time, which is usually a 7 hour difference. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from Atlanta in August, with highs in Rovaniemi at 63°F and lows at 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can drive to Levi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 15 — 25:

Levi

— 5 nights
Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
Change things up with these side-trips from Levi: Muonio (Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park, Keimiotunturi Fell, &more) and Sarestoniemi Museum (in Kaukonen). Spend the 27th (Fri) on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort. There's still lots to do: make a trip to Giewont Husky Adventures, take some stellar pictures from Huippupolku, Peak Trail in Levi, take a stroll through Ounasjoki - River for activities, and experience rural life at Ounaskievari Reindeer Farm.

For maps, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read Levi tour planner.

Getting from Rovaniemi to Levi by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Levi are 62°F, while nighttime lows are 46°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can travel to Kilpisjarvi.

Things to do in Levi

Parks · Nature · Winter Sports · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 25 — 30:

Kilpisjarvi

— 4 nights
Explore Kilpisjarvi's surroundings by going to Jarama WWII Fortification Camp (in Karesuvanto) and Halti (in Enontekio).

For more things to do, ratings, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Kilpisjarvi holiday maker app.

Traveling by car from Levi to Kilpisjarvi takes 3.5 hours. The time zone changes from Eastern European Standard Time (EET) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a -1 hour difference. August in Kilpisjarvi sees daily highs of 59°F and lows of 47°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can travel to Inari.

Things to do in Kilpisjarvi

Historic Sites · Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 30 — Sep 3:
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Inari

— 5 nights
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. Change things up with these side-trips from Inari: Gold Prospector Museum (in Tankavaara) and Saariselka (Urho Kekkonen National Park, Hippupuoti Gift Shop, &more). The adventure continues: examine the collection at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint Tryphon Pechenga Orthodox Church, hike along Juutua Nature Trail, and relax in the rural setting at Tuula's Reindeer.

To find ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Inari driving holiday planning site.

Traveling by car from Kilpisjarvi to Inari takes 6 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Kilpisjarvi to Inari. In September in Inari, expect temperatures between 52°F during the day and 39°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Luosto.

Things to do in Inari

Outdoors · Trails · Parks · Winter Sports

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 3 — 8:

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 9th (Thu): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Luosto, go deep underground at Amethyst Mine Lapland, and then explore the stunning scenery at Isokuru. Keep things going the next day: stroll through Luosto Adventures, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Sodankyla, then shop like a local with Museum - Gallery Alariesto, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Kopara Reindeer Park.

To find other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Luosto planner.

You can drive from Inari to Luosto in 3 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and taxi. In September, daily temperatures in Luosto can reach 54°F, while at night they dip to 41°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to drive to Salla.

Things to do in Luosto

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 8 — 10:

Salla

— 3 nights
Salla is a municipality of Finland, located in Lapland. Venture out of the city with trips to Pyhatunturi (in Pelkosenniemi), Joutsijarven Bunkkerit (in Kemijarvi) and Pyhatunturi (Pyha-Luosto National Park & Pyha Safaris). There's more to do: take an in-depth tour of Salla Museum of War & Reconstruction and steep yourself in history at Paikanselan Taistelualue.

To find more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Salla trip planner.

You can drive from Luosto to Salla in 2 hours. In September, daytime highs in Salla are 52°F, while nighttime lows are 40°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Posio.

Things to do in Salla

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 10 — 13:

Posio

— 5 nights
Posio is a municipality of Finland. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Posio: Syote (Syote National Park & Syote Ski & Nature Resort). Spend the 15th (Wed) exploring nature at Riisitunturi National Park. And it doesn't end there: explore the striking landscape at Korouoma Canyon, get a dose of the wild on Kota-Husky, and take in the exciting artwork at Pentik Hill.

To see ratings, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Posio trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Salla to Posio takes 1.5 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 52°F, and evening lows to 40°F. You'll set off for home on the 18th (Sat).

Things to do in Posio

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Winter Sports

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 13 — 18:

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.