15 days in Lapland Itinerary

15 days in Lapland Itinerary

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15 days in Lapland Itinerary

Start: Chicago
Fly + Drive:  23​h 30​min
1
Levi
— 3 nights
2
Inari
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Luosto
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Rovaniemi
— 4 nights
Fly:  15​h 15​min
End: Chicago

3
nights
Levi

Levi ©
Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
Museum of Fine Arts Einari Junttila and Sarestoniemi Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Step off the beaten path and head to Nature & Wildlife Tours and Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm. Go for a jaunt from Levi to Muonio to see Keimioniemi Fishing Cabins about 1h 05 min away. On the 20th (Fri), ski the day away in the pristine settings at Levi Ski Resort. There's more to do: make a trip to Giewont Husky Adventures and bet on your favorite at Icekarting Levi.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Levi vacation maker website .

Chicago, USA to Levi is an approximately 23.5-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Eastern European Time, which is usually an 8 hour difference. Traveling from Chicago in September, things will get much colder in Levi: highs are around 53°F and lows about 40°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to travel to Inari.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trips

Kittila, Keimioniemi Fishing Cabins
Find places to stay Sep 19 — 22:
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Icekarting Levi ©
Icekarting Levi

4
nights
Inari

Inari ©
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. Explore hidden gems such as Gold Prospector Museum and Tuula's Reindeer. Do some cultural sightseeing at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church and Saint Tryphon Pechenga Orthodox Church. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Inari: Saariselka (Urho Kekkonen National Park & Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort) and Skolt Sami Heritage House (in Sevettijarvi). The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center, tour the pleasant surroundings at Juutua Nature Trail, pause for some serene contemplation at Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel, and get a taste of life in the country at Angeli Reindeer Farm.

To see maps, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Inari road trip app .

Getting from Levi to Inari by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In September in Inari, expect temperatures between 52°F during the day and 39°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can go by car to Luosto.

Things to do in Inari

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports

Side Trips

Saariselka, Gold Prospector Museum, Skolt Sami Heritage House
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Gold Prospector Museum ©
Gold Prospector Museum
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church
Skolt Sami Heritage House ©
Skolt Sami Heritage House

2
nights
Luosto

Luosto ©
Nestled among vast forests and fells, Luosto represents a small idyllic resort village set on the edge of Pyha-Luosto National Park.
On the 27th (Fri), take in the exciting artwork at Museum - Gallery Alariesto, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Sodankyla, and then get out on two wheels at Luosto Adventures. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Sat): take in breathtaking views at Isokuru and then identify plant and animal life at Kopara Reindeer Park.

To find ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Luosto trip planning app .

Getting from Inari to Luosto by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 54°F in September, and nighttime lows around 41°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can go by car to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Luosto

Wildlife Parks Nature

Side Trip

Sodankyla
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Kopara Reindeer Park ©
Kopara Reindeer Park
Church of Sodankyla ©
Church of Sodankyla

4
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Let the collections at Santa's House of Snowmobiles and Arktikum capture your imagination. Step off the beaten path and head to Nature & Wildlife Tours and Arctic Emotions Oy. Explore Rovaniemi's surroundings by going to Kemi Church (in Kemi) and The Provincial Museum Of Tornio Valley (in Tornio). And it doesn't end there: stroll through Poro Farmi, see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, and make a trip to Santa Claus Village.

For other places to visit, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, use the Rovaniemi trip planner .

Drive from Luosto to Rovaniemi in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 53°F in September, and nighttime lows around 42°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Wildlife Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Kemi Church, The Provincial Museum Of Tornio Valley
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Arktikum ©
Arktikum
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Santa's House of Snowmobiles ©
Santa's House of Snowmobiles

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