11 days in Lapland Itinerary

11 days in Lapland Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: New York City
Fly:  15 h 15 min
1
Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
2
Pyhatunturi
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 30 min
3
Inari
— 2 nights
Shuttle + Fly:  2 h 45 min
4
Levi
— 3 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  22 h 45 min
End: New York City

3
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Change things up with these side-trips from Rovaniemi: Korouoma Canyon (in Posio) and Ranua Zoo (in Ranua). Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Rovaniemi Church, find something for the whole family at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, and explore the fascinating underground world of Syvasenvaara Fell.

For ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Rovaniemi trip itinerary app.

New York City, USA to Rovaniemi is an approximately 15.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from New York City to Rovaniemi, you'll lose 7 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from New York City in July, plan for a bit cooler days in Rovaniemi, with highs around 67°F, while nights are cooler with lows around 52°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can go by car to Pyhatunturi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks Museums Theme Parks

Side Trips

Korouoma Canyon, Ranua Zoo
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Ranua Zoo ©
Ranua Zoo
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Arktikum ©
Arktikum

1
night
Pyhatunturi

Pyhatunturi ©
Start off your visit on the 6th (Mon): explore the striking landscape of Pyha-Luosto National Park and then go deep underground at Amethyst Mine Lapland.

To find traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Pyhatunturi trip itinerary maker website.

Traveling by car from Rovaniemi to Pyhatunturi takes 2 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 68°F, and evening lows to 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Inari.

Things to do in Pyhatunturi

Nature Parks

Side Trip

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

2
nights
Inari

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 7th (Tue): experience rural life at Tuula's Reindeer, then hike along Juutua Nature Trail, and then see the interesting displays at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center. Here are some ideas for day two: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, then pause for some serene contemplation at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church, and then get outside with Lake Inari.

For reviews, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Inari trip builder app.

Getting from Pyhatunturi to Inari by car takes about 3.5 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Inari can reach 64°F, while at night they dip to 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Inari

Outdoors Museums Wildlife
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Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center
Lake Inari ©
Lake Inari
Nature & Wildlife Tours

3
nights
Levi

Levi ©
Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
On the 9th (Thu), look for all kinds of wild species at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm, then explore the landscape on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort, and then experience rural life at Ounaskievari Reindeer Farm. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Fri): don't miss a visit to Giewont Husky Adventures and then explore the striking landscape of Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Levi driving holiday planner.

Do a combination of shuttle and flight from Inari to Levi in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 66°F in July, and nighttime lows around 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Levi

Parks Winter Sports Nature

Side Trips

Ounaskievari Reindeer Farm, Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park, Giewont Husky Adventures
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park ©
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park

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