15 days in Lapland Itinerary

15 days in Lapland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Lapland route planner

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Make it your trip
Fly to Rovaniemi Airport, Drive to Pelkosenniemi
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Pelkosenniemi
— 1 day
Drive
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Saariselka
— 3 nights
Drive
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Levi
— 4 nights
Drive
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Rovaniemi
— 6 nights
Fly to New York JFK, Train to Philadelphia

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Pelkosenniemi

— 1 day
Pelkosenniemi is a municipality of Finland.Pelkosenniemi is located in the province of Lapland. On the 24th (Sat), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Pyha-Luosto National Park.

For traveler tips, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Pelkosenniemi trip builder.

Philadelphia, USA to Pelkosenniemi is an approximately 18.5-hour combination of flight and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 7 hours traveling from Philadelphia to Pelkosenniemi. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from Philadelphia in December: high temperatures in Pelkosenniemi hover around 19°F and lows are around 6°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) early enough to travel to Saariselka.

Things to do in Pelkosenniemi

Nature · Parks

Side Trip

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Highlights from your trip

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Inari (Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center & Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus). Spend the 25th (Sun) exploring nature at Urho Kekkonen National Park. There's more to do: stroll through Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort and look for gifts at Hippupuoti Gift Shop.

To find more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Saariselka route builder website.

You can drive from Pelkosenniemi to Saariselka in 2.5 hours. In December in Saariselka, expect temperatures between 21°F during the day and 6°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Levi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Winter Sports · Parks · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 24 — 27:

Levi

— 4 nights
Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Levi: Lapland Hotels SnowVillage (in Kittila) and Safartica Yllas (in Yllasjarvi). Spend the 28th (Wed) on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort. There's much more to do: bet on your favorite at Icekarting Levi, get in on the family fun at Levi Huskypark, make a trip to Giewont Husky Adventures, and gear up at Elan Ski Shop & Rental.

To find ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Levi itinerary maker tool.

Getting from Saariselka to Levi by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In December in Levi, expect temperatures between 22°F during the day and 8°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sat) so you can drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors · Tours · Trails · Winter Sports

Side Trips

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Rovaniemi

— 6 nights

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 museums, nightlife, and wildlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Santa Claus Village, stroll through Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy, identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, and see Santa Claus Office.

To see reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Levi to Rovaniemi in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 22°F in December, and nighttime lows around 11°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Museums
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Lapland travel guide

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Landmarks · Nightlife · Safaris
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.