11 days in Lapland Itinerary

11 days in Lapland Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Minneapolis
Fly:  17 h 30 min
1
Rovaniemi
— 6 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
2
Muonio
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 45 min
3
Saariselka
— 1 night
Fly:  21 h 45 min
End: Minneapolis

6
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Visiting Safaris and Pyha-Luosto National Park will get you outdoors. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Syvasenvaara Fell and Tatuka Reindeerfarm. Venture out of the city with trips to Church of Sodankyla (in Sodankyla) and Sampo Icebreaker (in Kemi). And it doesn't end there: find something for the whole family at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, browse the collection at Rovaniemi City Library, and fly down the slopes at Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy.

To find more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read Rovaniemi online travel planner.

Minneapolis, USA to Rovaniemi is an approximately 18- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight, bus, and train; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time, which is usually an 8 hour difference. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Minneapolis in December, with highs in Rovaniemi at 22°F and lows at 11°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to travel to Muonio.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Tatuka Reindeerfarm, Pyha-Luosto National Park, Church of Sodankyla, Sampo Icebreaker
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Pyha-Luosto National Park ©
Pyha-Luosto National Park
Auttikongas ©
Auttikongas
Safaris

1
night
Muonio

Muonio ©
Muonio is a municipality of Finland.The town is located in far northern Finland above the Arctic Circle on the country's western border, within the area of the former Lappi province. Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Muonio day trip planning website.

You can drive from Rovaniemi to Muonio in 3 hours. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Rovaniemi in January since evenings lows in Muonio dip to -3°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can travel to Saariselka.

Things to do in Muonio

Parks Nature
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Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park ©
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park

1
night
Saariselka

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.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Sat): get all the equipment you need at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort.

To see ratings, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Saariselka online trip maker.

Traveling by car from Muonio to Saariselka takes 4 hours. In January, daily temperatures in Saariselka can reach 15°F, while at night they dip to 1°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors Winter Sports Parks
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Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort ©
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort

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