15 days in Lapland Itinerary

15 days in Lapland Itinerary

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Fly to Ivalo Airport, Drive to Saariselka
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Saariselka
— 1 night
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Muonio
— 2 nights
Drive
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Kittila
— 3 nights
Drive
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Suomu
— 2 nights
Drive
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Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
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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, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Saariselka trip planner.

Chicago, USA to Saariselka is an approximately 29-hour combination of flight and car. 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 · Wildlife
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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.

For ratings, reviews, 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 · Winter Sports

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 7 — 9:

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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 Levi away. Spend the 10th (Sat) on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort. Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Giewont Husky Adventures, stop by Elan Ski Shop & Rental, take in the exciting artwork at LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery, and hit the slopes at Kids' Land.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Kittila itinerary planner.

You can drive from Muonio to Kittila in an hour. In August, daytime highs in Kittila are 62°F, while nighttime lows are 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Suomu.

Things to do in Kittila

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Winter Sports

Side Trip

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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.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, photos, 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 · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 12 — 14:

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Rovaniemi

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

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: take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, explore the fascinating underground world of Syvasenvaara Fell, pause for some serene contemplation at Rovaniemi Church, and browse the collection at Rovaniemi City Library.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Suomu to Rovaniemi in 2 hours. In August in Rovaniemi, expect temperatures between 63°F during the day and 49°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks · Museums · Wildlife · Outdoors
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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.