10 days in Lapland Itinerary

10 days in Lapland Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: New York City
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  20 h 30 min
1
Levi
— 1 night
Fly + Bus:  3 h
2
Saariselka
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
3
Pyhatunturi
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
4
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + Train + Subway:  16 h 15 min
End: New York City

1
night
Levi

Levi ©
Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Mon): grab your bike and head to Levi Ski Resort. Here are some ideas for day two: wander the streets of Ounasjoki - River for activities and then stop by Elan Ski Shop & Rental.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Levi trip site.

New York City, USA to Levi is an approximately 23- hour combination of car and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 7 hours traveling from New York City to Levi. Traveling from New York City in July, things will get much colder in Levi: highs are around 66°F and lows about 50°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) so you can travel to Saariselka.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors Trails Winter Sports
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Elan Ski Shop & Rental ©
Elan Ski Shop & Rental

3
nights
Saariselka

Outdoor pursuits--ranging from cross-country skiing and snowmobiling to reindeer safaris and chasing Northern Lights--draw the largest number of tourists to Saariselka.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Nature & Wildlife Tours and Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church. Get outdoors at Urho Kekkonen National Park and Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort. Change things up with a short trip to Saint Tryphon Pechenga Orthodox Church in Inari (about 1h 10 min away). There's more to do: see the interesting displays at Gold Prospector Museum and stop by Hippupuoti Gift Shop.

To find where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Saariselka online trip maker.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Levi to Saariselka in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 64°F in July, and nighttime lows around 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can travel to Pyhatunturi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors Winter Sports Parks

Side Trips

Inari, Gold Prospector Museum
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Gold Prospector Museum ©
Gold Prospector Museum
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church

2
nights
Pyhatunturi

Pyhatunturi ©
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sat): go deep underground at Amethyst Mine Lapland and then identify plant and animal life at Kopara Reindeer Park. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the striking landscape of Pyha-Luosto National Park.

To find other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Pyhatunturi road trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Saariselka to Pyhatunturi takes 2.5 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 68°F, and evening lows to 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Pyhatunturi

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Luosto
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Pyha-Luosto National Park ©
Pyha-Luosto National Park
Kopara Reindeer Park ©
Kopara Reindeer Park
Amethyst Mine Lapland ©
Amethyst Mine Lapland

2
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Mon): look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, then see Santa Claus Office, then stroll the grounds of German Soldier s Cemetery, and finally get engrossed in the history at Arktikum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at Santa's House of Snowmobiles and then get engrossed in the history at Rovaniemi Local History Museum.

To see other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi online trip itinerary builder.

You can drive from Pyhatunturi to Rovaniemi in 2 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 67°F, and evening lows to 52°F. On the 9th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums Wildlife Tours
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Arktikum ©
Arktikum
Safaris
Santa's House of Snowmobiles ©
Santa's House of Snowmobiles

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