15 days in Lapland Itinerary

15 days in Lapland Itinerary

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15 days in Lapland Itinerary

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
Fly:  15​h 15​min
End: Chicago

1
night
Saariselka

Saariselka ©
Start off your visit on the 6th (Tue): tour the pleasant surroundings at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort. On your second day here, explore the striking landscape of Urho Kekkonen National Park, identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, and then stop by Hippupuoti Gift Shop.

For maps, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read our Saariselka travel planner .

Chicago, USA to Saariselka is an approximately 26-hour flight. Traveling from Chicago to Saariselka, you'll lose 8 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from Chicago in August, with highs in Saariselka at 62°F and lows at 46°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can travel to Muonio.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors Winter Sports Parks
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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. Start off your visit on the 8th (Thu): ski along the peaceful trails at Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Fri): contemplate the long history of Keimioniemi Fishing Cabins, stroll through Konijanka Petting Zoo, and then stroll through Yllas Ski Resort.

To find maps, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Muonio online sightseeing planner .

Drive from Saariselka to Muonio in 3.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 60°F in August, and nighttime lows around 44°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Kittila.

Things to do in Muonio

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports

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. When in Kittila, make a side trip to see Nature & Wildlife Tours in Levi, approximately 32 minutes away. On the 10th (Sat), ski the day away in the pristine settings at Levi Ski Resort. There's much more to do: explore and take pictures at Ice Karting Levi, make a trip to Snow Village, get your game on at Kid's Land, and look for gifts at Elan Ski Shop & Rental.

For ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Kittila trip maker site .

Getting from Muonio to Kittila by car takes about an hour. In August, daily temperatures in Kittila can reach 62°F, while at night they dip to 46°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Suomu.

Things to do in Kittila

Outdoors Winter Sports Trails

Side Trip

Levi
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Elan Ski Shop & Rental ©
Elan Ski Shop & Rental
Ice Karting Levi ©
Ice Karting Levi

2
nights
Suomu

Suomu ©
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Tue): fly down the slopes at Salla Ski Resort, join in the after-dark buzz at Salla Museum of War & Reconstruction, and then contemplate the long history of Joutsijarven Bunkkerit. On the 14th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: view the masterpieces at Pentik Hill and then explore the striking landscape at Korouoma Canyon.

To find photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Suomu driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Kittila to Suomu in 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 63°F in August, and nighttime lows around 48°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Suomu

Parks Winter Sports Outdoors

Side Trips

Posio, Salla, Joutsijarven Bunkkerit
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Salla Ski Resort ©
Salla Ski Resort

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 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, have fun at Santa Claus Office, Head underground at Syvasenvaara Fell, and take an in-depth tour of Arktikum.

To find ratings, reviews, maps, and tourist information, use the Rovaniemi itinerary tool .

Drive from Suomu to Rovaniemi in 2 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 63°F, and evening lows to 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) to allow time 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
Santa Claus Office ©
Santa Claus Office

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