11 days in Lapland Itinerary

11 days in Lapland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Lapland route planner

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Make it your trip
Fly
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Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Drive
2
Posio
— 1 night
Drive
3
Pyhatunturi
— 1 night
Drive
4
Saariselka
— 3 nights
Drive
5
Levi
— 3 nights
Drive to Kittilä Airport, Fly to Halifax

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Rovaniemi

— 1 night

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Tue): make a trip to Santa Claus Village, then see Santa Claus Office, then take an exotic tour of a safari tour, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Rovaniemi Church. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Wed): get in on the family fun at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, and then make a trip to Lordi's Square.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read our Rovaniemi trip planning website.

Halifax, Canada to Rovaniemi is an approximately 16-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Atlantic Standard Time (AST) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET) is 6 hours. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Halifax in August, with highs in Rovaniemi at 20°C and lows at 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can travel to Posio.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks · Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife
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Posio

— 1 night
Posio is a municipality of Finland. On the 16th (Thu), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Riisitunturi National Park.

To find photos, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Posio holiday planner.

You can drive from Rovaniemi to Posio in 2 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Posio can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can go by car to Pyhatunturi.

Things to do in Posio

Parks · Nature
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Pyhatunturi

— 1 night
On the 17th (Fri), explore the striking landscape of Pyha-Luosto National Park.

For ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read Pyhatunturi sightseeing planner.

Getting from Posio to Pyhatunturi by car takes about 2.5 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Pyhatunturi can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to travel to Saariselka.

Things to do in Pyhatunturi

Parks · Nature
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Saariselka

— 3 nights
Outdoor pursuits--ranging from cross-country skiing and snowmobiling to reindeer safaris and chasing Northern Lights--draw the largest number of tourists to Saariselka.
Visiting Urho Kekkonen National Park and Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort will get you outdoors. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center and Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church. When in Saariselka, make a side trip to see Lake Inari in Inari, approximately Inari away. Next up on the itinerary: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel.

To find where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Saariselka day trip planner.

You can drive from Pyhatunturi to Saariselka in 2.5 hours. In August, daytime highs in Saariselka are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Levi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports · Museums

Side Trip

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Levi

— 3 nights
Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Tue): explore the landscape on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort. Here are some ideas for day two: join the crowd at Icekarting Levi, then head outdoors with Seven Fells Up, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm.

To find traveler tips, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Levi travel website.

You can drive from Saariselka to Levi in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Levi can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. You will leave for home on the 23rd (Thu).

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Tours

Side Trip

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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.