11 days in Lapland Itinerary

11 days in Lapland Itinerary

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Fly to Rovaniemi, Bus to Levi
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Levi
— 2 nights
Fly
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Inari
— 2 nights
Drive
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Saariselka
— 2 nights
Drive
4
Luosto
Drive
5
Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
Fly

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Levi

— 2 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 30th (Sat): identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas. On your second day here, get in on the family fun at Levi Huskypark, then experience rural life at Ounaskievari Reindeer Farm, and then make a trip to Giewont Husky Adventures.

To find photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Levi route maker website.

New York City, USA to Levi is an approximately 17.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also fly. The time zone difference when traveling from New York City to Levi is 7 hours. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from New York City in June: high temperatures in Levi hover around 59°F and lows are around 44°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Inari.

Things to do in Levi

Theme Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 30 — Jul 2:

Inari

— 2 nights
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church, tour or see a show at The Sami Cultural Centre Sajos, and then experience rural life at Inari Reindeer Farm. Keep things going the next day: get outside with Lake Inari and then identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas.

To see photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Inari driving holiday planner.

You can fly from Levi to Inari in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Inari are 64°F, while nighttime lows are 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Saariselka.

Things to do in Inari

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 2 — 4:

Saariselka

— 2 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.
On the 4th (Wed), find something for the whole family at Angry Birds Activity Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Gold Prospector Museum and then trek along Ruijanpolku Trail.

To find where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Saariselka road trip planning app.

You can drive from Inari to Saariselka in an hour. Another option is to take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Saariselka can reach 64°F, while at night they dip to 49°F. On the 6th (Fri), you're off to Luosto.

Things to do in Saariselka

Parks · Outdoors · Theme Parks · Trails

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 4 — 6:

Luosto

Nestled among vast forests and fells, Luosto represents a small idyllic resort village set on the edge of Pyha-Luosto National Park.
For where to stay, photos, maps, and tourist information, read our Luosto vacation planner.

You can drive from Saariselka to Luosto in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. July in Luosto sees daily highs of 68°F and lows of 50°F at night. You'll set off for Rovaniemi on the 6th (Fri).

Things to do in Luosto

Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors · Nature
Find places to stay Jul 6 — 7:

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Syvasenvaara Fell and Rovaniemi City Library. There's lots more to do: stroll the grounds of German Soldier s Cemetery, admire the sheer force of Auttikongas, explore the striking landscape at Hiidenkirnut, and see the interesting displays at Christmas House Santa.

To find photos, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Rovaniemi trip app.

Traveling by car from Luosto to Rovaniemi takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Rovaniemi can reach 67°F, while at night they dip to 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Nature · Parks · Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jul 6 — 9:

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.