13 days in Lapland Itinerary

13 days in Lapland Itinerary

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13 days in Lapland Itinerary

Start: New York City
bus + Fly:  16​h 15​min
1
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Luosto
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Saariselka
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
4
Akaslompolo
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Levi
— 2 nights
Fly:  20​h 30​min
End: New York City

2
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Rovaniemi is known for theme parks, museums, fun & games, nightlife, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: find something for the whole family at Santa Claus Village, engage your brain at Pilke Science Centre, don't miss a visit to Lordi's Square, and identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas.

To find out how to plan a trip to Rovaniemi, use our trip itinerary maker.

New York City, USA to Rovaniemi is an approximately 16.5-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also fly; or do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Eastern European Time (EET), which is usually a 7 hour difference. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from New York City in September, with highs in Rovaniemi at 53°F and lows at 42°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Luosto.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks Museums Outdoors
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Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Safaris
Arktikum ©
Arktikum

1
night
Luosto

Luosto ©
On the 10th (Tue), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Pyha-Luosto National Park.

For traveler tips, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Luosto holiday planner .

You can drive from Rovaniemi to Luosto in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 54°F in September, and nighttime lows around 41°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can go by car to Saariselka.

Things to do in Luosto

Nature Parks

Side Trip

Pyha-Luosto National Park
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Pyha-Luosto National Park ©
Pyha-Luosto National Park

3
nights
Saariselka

Saariselka ©
Step out of the city life by going to Urho Kekkonen National Park and Lake Inari. Venture out of the city with trips to Inari (Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus & Siida). On the 13th (Fri), spend an exhilarating day on the slopes at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort.

To find reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Saariselka sightseeing planner .

Getting from Luosto to Saariselka by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Saariselka can reach 52°F, while at night they dip to 39°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Akaslompolo.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports

Side Trip

Inari
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Urho Kekkonen National Park ©
Urho Kekkonen National Park
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort ©
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort
Lake Inari ©
Lake Inari

2
nights
Akaslompolo

Akaslompolo ©
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sat): glide through natural beauty at Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park and then take in the dramatic natural features at Keimiotunturi Fell. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Sun): look for gifts at Akaslompolo Sportshop, see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, and then head outdoors with Seven Fells Up.

For maps, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Akaslompolo journey tool .

Drive from Saariselka to Akaslompolo in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Akaslompolo can reach 53°F, while at night they dip to 40°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Levi.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Outdoors Nature Parks

Side Trip

Muonio
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Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park ©
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park
Keimiotunturi Fell ©
Keimiotunturi Fell
Akaslompolo Sportshop ©
Akaslompolo Sportshop

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Mon): ski along the peaceful trails at Levi Ski Resort. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: relax in the rural setting at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm, then explore and take pictures at Ice Karting Levi, then take an exotic tour of a safari tour, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with Elan Ski Shop & Rental.

To find ratings, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read our Levi tour itinerary planner .

Drive from Akaslompolo to Levi in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Levi can reach 53°F, while at night they dip to 40°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors Tours Parks
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Elan Ski Shop & Rental ©
Elan Ski Shop & Rental
Ice Karting Levi ©
Ice Karting Levi

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