15 days in Lapland Itinerary

15 days in Lapland Itinerary

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Rovaniemi
— 4 nights
Drive
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Posio
— 1 night
Drive
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Pyhatunturi
— 2 nights
Drive
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Inari
— 3 nights
Fly
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Levi
— 4 nights
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Rovaniemi

— 4 nights

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Step off the beaten path and head to Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy and Santa's House of Snowmobiles. Get a sense of the local culture at Rovaniemi Local History Museum and Christmas House Santa. Venture out of the city with trips to Tatuka Reindeerfarm (in Ylitornio) and Ranua Zoo (in Ranua). There's much more to do: identify plant and animal life at Napapiirin Porofarmi, explore the different monuments and memorials at German Soldier s Cemetery, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Rovaniemi Church, and look for gifts at LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier.

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London, UK to Rovaniemi is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from London to Rovaniemi is 2 hours. Traveling from London in December, things will get much colder in Rovaniemi: highs are around -6°C and lows about -13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to travel to Posio.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks · Museums · Wildlife · Theme Parks

Side Trips

Posio

— 1 night
Posio is a municipality of Finland. On the 11th (Fri), explore the striking landscape of Riisitunturi National Park.

For more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Posio trip itinerary maker tool.

Drive from Rovaniemi to Posio in 2 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to -7°C, and evening lows to -16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough to drive to Pyhatunturi.

Things to do in Posio

Parks · Nature
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Pyhatunturi

— 2 nights
Start off your visit on the 12th (Sat): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Pyha-Luosto National Park. On the next day, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Sodankyla, go deep underground at Amethyst Mine Lapland, and then pedal to the sights with Lucky Ranch.

For photos, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Pyhatunturi trip planner.

You can drive from Posio to Pyhatunturi in 2.5 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to -8°C, and evening lows to -17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can travel to Inari.

Things to do in Pyhatunturi

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Inari

— 3 nights
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. Get a sense of the local culture at Gold Prospector Museum and Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus and Saariselka Reindeer Farm. Explore Inari's surroundings by going to Saariselka (Hippupuoti Gift Shop & Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort). There's more to do: see the interesting displays at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center.

To see maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Inari tour itinerary planner.

Getting from Pyhatunturi to Inari by car takes about 3.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around -7°C in December, and nighttime lows around -17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Inari

Winter Sports · Parks · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips

Levi

— 4 nights
Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
Step out of the city life by going to Levi Ski Resort and Kids' Land. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Powerun Adventures and Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm. Explore Levi's surroundings by going to Sarestoniemi Museum (in Kaukonen), Jemes Sport (in Yllasjarvi) and Lapland Hotels SnowVillage (in Kittila). There's still lots to do: make a trip to Giewont Husky Adventures, experience rural life at Ounaskievari Reindeer Farm, and bet on your favorite at Icekarting Levi.

For where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Levi road trip planning site.

Traveling by flight from Inari to Levi takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to -6°C, and evening lows to -15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Winter Sports

Side Trips

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.