15 days in Lapland Itinerary

15 days in Lapland Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Chicago
Fly:  26 h
1
Saariselka
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h
2
Muonio
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
3
Kittila
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
4
Suomu
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h
5
Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
Bus + Fly:  15 h 15 min
End: Chicago

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 6th (Tue): hit the slopes at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort. Keep things going the next day: hit the slopes at Urho Kekkonen National Park, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, and then look for gifts at Hippupuoti Gift Shop.

To see ratings, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Saariselka trip planner.

Chicago, USA to Saariselka is an approximately 29- hour flight. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time, which is usually an 8 hour difference. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from Chicago in August, with highs in Saariselka at 62°F and lows at 46°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to travel to Muonio.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports
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Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort ©
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort
Urho Kekkonen National Park ©
Urho Kekkonen National Park

2
nights
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 8th (Thu): explore the striking landscape of Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Fri): contemplate the long history of Keimioniemi Fishing Cabins, then identify plant and animal life at Konijanka Petting Zoo, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Yllas Ski Resort.

To see ratings, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read Muonio online sightseeing planner.

Drive from Saariselka to Muonio in 4 hours. August in Muonio sees daily highs of 60°F and lows of 44°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Kittila.

Things to do in Muonio

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Yllas Ski Resort, Konijanka Petting Zoo
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Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park ©
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park
Yllas Ski Resort ©
Yllas Ski Resort

3
nights
Kittila

Kittila ©
Kittilä is a municipality of Finland and a popular holiday resort.It is located in northern Finland north of the Arctic Circle within the Lapland region. Spend the 10th (Sat) on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort. And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Giewont Husky Adventures, stop by Elan Ski Shop & Rental, stop by Inghams Mini Husky Experience, and take in the exciting artwork at LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery.

To see ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Kittila itinerary app.

Traveling by car from Muonio to Kittila takes an hour. In August, daytime highs in Kittila are 62°F, while nighttime lows are 46°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to travel to Suomu.

Things to do in Kittila

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports

Side Trip

Levi
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Giewont Husky Adventures ©
Giewont Husky Adventures
Lapland Hotels SnowVillage ©
Lapland Hotels SnowVillage

2
nights
Suomu

Suomu ©
On the 13th (Tue), hit the slopes at Salla Ski Resort, then get engrossed in the history at Salla Museum of War & Reconstruction, and then witness the site of a historic battle at Joutsijarven Bunkkerit. Keep things going the next day: view the masterpieces at Pentik Hill and then take in the dramatic natural features at Korouoma Canyon.

For photos, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Suomu trip planning app.

You can drive from Kittila to Suomu in 3 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Suomu can reach 63°F, while at night they dip to 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Suomu

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trips

Posio, Salla, Joutsijarven Bunkkerit
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Salla Ski Resort ©
Salla Ski Resort
Korouoma Canyon ©
Korouoma Canyon
Salla Museum of War & Reconstruction ©
Salla Museum of War & Reconstruction

3
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Rovaniemi is known for wildlife, museums, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village, see Santa Claus Office, Head underground at Syvasenvaara Fell, and see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour.

To see photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Rovaniemi trip maker.

You can drive from Suomu to Rovaniemi in 2 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Rovaniemi can reach 63°F, while at night they dip to 49°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks Museums Outdoors
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Arktikum ©
Arktikum
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus ©
SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus

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