13 days in Lapland Itinerary

13 days in Lapland Itinerary

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Fly
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Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Drive
2
Akaslompolo
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Levi
— 2 nights
Drive
4
Saariselka
— 3 nights
Drive
5
Luosto
— 2 nights
Drive to Rovaniemi Airport, Fly to San Francisco

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Rovaniemi

— 2 nights

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Step out of the city life by going to Syvasenvaara Fell and Auttikongas. Discover out-of-the-way places like Feel Vegas - Club Rovaniemi and Feelapland. There's lots more to do: get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, stop by Your Piece Of Finland, see Santa Claus Office, and don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village.

To find maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Rovaniemi trip itinerary maker site.

San Francisco, USA to Rovaniemi is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET), which is usually a 10 hour difference. Traveling from San Francisco in June, expect Rovaniemi to be a bit cooler, temps between 60°F and 46°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can drive to Akaslompolo.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Tours · Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife
Find places to stay Jun 18 — 20:

Akaslompolo

— 2 nights
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Fri): contemplate the waterfront views at Pakasaivo and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park. On the 22nd (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: head outdoors with Seven Fells Up.

For ratings, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Akaslompolo road trip planning app.

You can drive from Rovaniemi to Akaslompolo in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 59°F in June, and nighttime lows around 44°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) to allow time to drive to Levi.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 20 — 22:

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 23rd (Sun): relax in the rural setting at Ounaskievari Reindeer Farm, then take a stroll through Ounasjoki - River for activities, then get interesting insight from Tours, and finally identify plant and animal life at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm. On your second day here, grab your bike and head to Levi Ski Resort.

To find ratings, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Levi road trip planning site.

You can drive from Akaslompolo to Levi in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 59°F, and evening lows to 44°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Saariselka.

Things to do in Levi

Tours · Outdoors · Parks · Trails

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 22 — 24:

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Inari Reindeer Farm and Hippupuoti Gift Shop. Get in touch with nature at Urho Kekkonen National Park and Lake Inari. Go for a jaunt from Saariselka to Inari to see Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus about 1h 5 min away. categoryPhrases.sentence.On_the_day_spend_an_exhilarating_day_on_the_slopes_at.

To see maps, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Saariselka trip tool.

Traveling by car from Levi to Saariselka takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Saariselka can reach 57°F, while at night they dip to 43°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Luosto.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors · Winter Sports · Parks · Trails

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 24 — 27:

Luosto

— 2 nights
Nestled among vast forests and fells, Luosto represents a small idyllic resort village set on the edge of Pyha-Luosto National Park.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Fri): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Pyha-Luosto National Park. On the 29th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for all kinds of wild species at Kopara Reindeer Park.

To see other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Luosto trip maker website.

Getting from Saariselka to Luosto by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi. In June in Luosto, expect temperatures between 60°F during the day and 44°F at night. On the 29th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Luosto

Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 27 — 29:

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.