12 days in Lapland Itinerary

12 days in Lapland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Lapland travel planner

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Inari
— 2 nights
Drive
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Nuorgam
— 1 night
Drive
3
Muonio
— 1 night
Drive
4
Pyhatunturi
— 1 night
Drive
5
Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
Drive
6
Posio
— 2 nights
Drive
7
Syote
— 1 night
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Inari

— 2 nights
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. Get outdoors at Polar Creek and Juutua Nature Trail. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church and Inari Reindeer Farm. Take a break from Inari with a short trip to Gold Prospector Museum in Tankavaara, about 1h 25 min away. The adventure continues: experience rural life at Tuula's Reindeer, wander the wide-open spaces of Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus, and go for a walk through Otsamo Fell.

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

Helsinki to Inari is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Helsinki in September; daily highs in Inari reach 13°C and lows reach 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Nuorgam.

Things to do in Inari

Outdoors · Adventure · Tours · Wildlife

Side Trips

Nuorgam

— 1 night
Nuorgam is a village in the Utsjoki municipality in the region of Lapland, Finland. On the 6th (Sun), see the winter wonderland with Alma Arktika.

To see photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Nuorgam trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Inari to Nuorgam takes 2.5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Inari to Nuorgam is minus 1 hour. September in Nuorgam sees daily highs of 12°C and lows of 5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Muonio.

Things to do in Nuorgam

Outdoors · Adventure · Tours · Wildlife
Highlights from your trip

Muonio

— 1 night
Muonio is a municipality of Finland.The town is located in far northern Finland above the Arctic Circle on the country's western border, within the area of the former Lappi province. On the 7th (Mon), ski along the peaceful trails at Torassieppi Reindeer Farm & Cottages, explore the activities along Pakasaivo, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Keimiotunturi Fell.

To find more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Muonio attractions planner.

Getting from Nuorgam to Muonio by car takes about 5.5 hours. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Nuorgam to Muonio due to the time zone difference. In September in Muonio, expect temperatures between 12°C during the day and 4°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can travel to Pyhatunturi.

Things to do in Muonio

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports

Pyhatunturi

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 8th (Tue): explore the striking landscape of Pyha-Luosto National Park.

To see photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Pyhatunturi trip planner.

Traveling by car from Muonio to Pyhatunturi takes 3 hours. In September, daytime highs in Pyhatunturi are 14°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Pyhatunturi

Nature · Parks
Highlights from your trip

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 Angry Birds Park. Escape the urban bustle at Auttikongas and Fishing Charters & Tours. The adventure continues: explore the world behind art at Korundi House of Culture, examine the collection at Santa's House of Snowmobiles, get engrossed in the history at Rovaniemi Local History Museum, and look for all kinds of wild species at Napapiirin Porofarmi.

For reviews, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read Rovaniemi holiday builder tool.

You can drive from Pyhatunturi to Rovaniemi in 2 hours. In September, daytime highs in Rovaniemi are 13°C, while nighttime lows are 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough to travel to Posio.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums · Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors

Posio

— 2 nights
Posio is a municipality of Finland. On the 12th (Sat), take in the exciting artwork at Pentik Hill, then explore the striking landscape at Korouoma Canyon, and then surround yourself with nature on Kota-Husky. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Riisitunturi National Park.

Plan trip to Posio with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Traveling by car from Rovaniemi to Posio takes 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 13°C in September, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Syote.

Things to do in Posio

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Museums

Syote

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 14th (Mon): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Syote National Park.

For more things to do, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Syote vacation planning app.

You can drive from Posio to Syote in 1.5 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Syote can reach 13°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Syote

Nature · Parks
Highlights from your trip

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.